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New paper highlighted in Molecular Ecology

Bob and I have a new paper out in the current issue of Molecular Ecology: Assessing the performance of DNA barcoding using posterior predictive simulations. In the same issue, our paper was highlighted in a great ‘Perspective’ piece written by Lucie

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New Lab Projects

This semester we have several new undergrads working in the lab. Sam Fisher is performing field surveys for snake-eyed skinks on Oahu, and Ann Marsolais is studying DNA degradation in preserved tissue samples. If you are interested in hearing more

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Herp Night

Amphibian and Reptile Diversity in the Papuan Region Allen Allison  Friday, November 6, 2015, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Herp Night this month will take place at the Bishop Museum. Curator of Herpetology Allen Allison will be talking about his research

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New Graduate Course: Foundations of Evolution and Ecology

Amber Wright, Floyd Reed, and I are starting a new graduate core course next fall and spring. Course announcement below. Instructors: Floyd Reed, Amber Wright & Bob Thomson  Foundations of Evolution and Ecology is a new two-semester graduate core course

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December Herp Night

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2014 Bodega Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics. This year’s workshop will run from March 8 to 15 at the Bodega Bay Marine Lab on the northern California Coast. The application deadline is January 3rd. See the 2014 workshop

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Fall Lab Meeting Schedule

Current lab meeting schedule below: 24 September – Áki 1 October – Open 8 October – Raphael 15 October – Caroline 22 October – Sean 29 October – Open 5 November – Bob 12 November – Hana 19 November –

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New home

We’re all moved into the Thomson lab’s new home in Edmondson hall. Some photos of the new setup below.

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New lab and teaching space!

Renovations to our building are now complete. The lab will be moving into our new space next week! The University put out a news release about the building that is available here. The video above shows off the new space and features

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NSF Division of Environmental Biology Blog

via evoldir: DEBrief, the new blog from the Division of Environmental Biology at NSF, is now live. It is a trial project aimed at increasing communication and transparency in the DEB community. As the first blog approved by NSF administration,

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