Blog Archives

August Herp Night

Detangling 40 million years on a life raft; the biogeography of the Fijian Island herpetofauna Robert Fisher   I am very happy to welcome Robert Fisher from the San Diego USGS field station as our first herp night speaker of

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Posted in conservation, herps, Natural History, travel, UH

Everybody loves turtles

We were happy to host a visit from the UH Manoa Children’s Center the other day. The class brought by their pet turtle turtle, George, and had some fun interacting with other animals that are around the lab. Two year

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Posted in herps, lab, outreach, UH

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship for Anthony

Congratulations to Anthony who just received notification that he was selected as an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow! This is great news and well deserved. These highly prestigious fellowships provide an independent postdoctoral salary and research money. Anthony has some

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Posted in informatics, lab, UH

Article in Kaunana

The University’s research publication, Kanauna, has an article up covering the regent’s medal ceremony from a few weeks ago. Check it out here.

Posted in lab, UH

40th Annual Tester Symposium

Last night marked the end of the Department of Biology’s 40th annual graduate student research symposium named in honor of Albert Tester: three days of student talks, keynote lectures from this year’s guest speaker Jeremy Jackson, culminating in a banquet

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Posted in lab, UH

Research Award for Bob!

Congratulations to Bob, who just received word that he has been awarded the highest research award bestowed by the University of Hawaii to assistant professors: The Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Research. No official press release has been published yet,

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Posted in lab, UH

Caroline Defends!

Congratulations to Caroline, who defended her Masters last week!

Posted in conservation, herps, lab, Natural History, phylogenetics, UH

Service learning at UH West Oahu

I wanted to highlight some great outreach work going on over at UH West Oahu. Friend of the Thomson Lab, Laci Gerhart-Barley, has a new post up over at her blog outlining the work they’re doing with undergraduates on restoration

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Posted in conservation, Natural History, teaching, UH

Fall Lab Meeting Schedule

28 August – Organization 4 September – No meeting (field work) 11 September – Evan 18 September – Open 25 September – Amber 2 October – Robyn 9 October – Emilie 16 October – Eli 23 October – Bob 30

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Hurricanes

Running a research lab in the tropics presents some unique challenges. Over these first few years in Honolulu, this has been a process of discovery that ranges from amusing (geckos invading the office) to annoying (condensation accumulating in computers). We

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Posted in lab, UH