Evolution 2019!

Several members of the Thomson Lab will be in Providence, Rhode Island June 21-25 for this year’s Evolution meeting. If you’re around, please come say hi and check out our talks and posters!

Sat, June 22

Population genomics of an endemic Hawaiian bird and the effect of habitat fragmentation on ‘elepaio demography (Poster board #54)
Luke Campillo, Erik VanderWerf, Bob Thomson
Part of: Posters: Conservation biology 1
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Exhibit Hall B/C

Sun, June 23

The role of geography and climate in the global diversification of turtles
Bob Thomson
Part of: The bright side of phylogenetics 1
10:00 AM – 10:14 AM, Ballroom A

Spatial scale and gene flow in landscape genetics processes
Van Wishingrad, Bob Thomson
Part of: Gene Flow 1
10:30 AM – 10:44 AM, Room 551

SSB Symposium: New measures of phylogenetic support for the genomic era
(organizers: Jeremy Brown, Rob Lanfear, Bob Thomson)
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall D

  • Symposium Introduction
    Jeremy Brown, Robert Lanfear, Bob Thomson
    2:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Exhibit Hall D
  • Panel discussion: How should we assess support in phylogenomic studies?
    Bob Thomson, Jeremy Brown, Robert Lanfear
    5:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall D

Mon, June 24

Patterns of phylogenetic MCMC convergence across empirical datasets
Sean Harrington, Bob Thomson
Part of: Systematics 2
9:30 AM – 9:44 AM, Room 556

Reconstructing patterns of hybridization and the origins of parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards (Aspidoscelis)
Anthony Barley, Bob Thomson, Adrián Montes de Oca, Norma Manríquez Morán
Part of: Phylogenomics 2
11:30 AM – 11:44 AM, Ballroom BC

The role of model testing and evaluation in phylogenomics
Jeremy Brown, Bob Thomson, Lyndon Coghill, Ashley Schoonmaker, Lauren Rodriguez
Part of: Phylogenomics 2
12:00 PM – 12:14 PM, Ballroom BC

Posted in conferences, lab, phylogenetics, research, travel

Short Course in Phylogenomics

This fall, Jeremy Brown and I will be offering a short course in Phylogenomics in Valencia, Spain. Registration is open now. More information is available here.

Posted in genomics, informatics, phylogenetics, teaching, travel

University of Hawaii Phylogenetics and Math Symposium

Ahead of next weekend’s AMS sectional meeting in Honolulu, Elizabeth Gross (UH Math), Sean Harrington, and I have organized a special symposium/discussion on the intersection of mathematics and phylogeny which will take place here on the UH campus Thursday March 21. It features talks from several mathematicians focusing on phylogenetic issues, as well as phylogeneticists that are interested in math. Please visit the symposium website for more information, all are welcome to join.

 

“I have deeply regretted that I did not proceed far enough at least to understand something of the great leading principles of mathematics, for […those…] endowed seem to have an extra sense.” – CRD

Posted in phylogenetics, UH

Spring 2019 lab meetings

  • January 31: Paper Discussion
  • February 7: Luke
  • February 14: Class Discussion
  • February 21: Robyn
  • February 28: Sean
  • March 7: Ty
  • March 14: Stevie
  • March 21: No Meeting (Spring Break & Phylogenetics Day)
  • March 28: Van
  • April 4: Tester Prep
  • April 11: No Meeting (Tester Sympoisum)
  • April 18: Carla
  • April 25: Riley, Elissa
  • May 2: Val
Posted in lab, UH

Fall 2018 lab meeting schedule

  • Sept 13: Amber
  • Sept 20: Tyler
  • Sept 27: Carla
  • Oct 4: Becky
  • Oct 11: Bob
  • Oct 18: Sean
  • Oct 25: Van
  • Nov 1: Robyn
  • Nov 8: Stevie
  • Nov 15: Val
  • Nov 22: No Meeting – Thanksgiving
  • Nov 29: Luke
  • Dec 6: Riley, Elissa
Posted in lab, UH

Summer 2018 field work

Some photos from field work over the last summer.

Mojave Desert

Southern Mexico

Posted in herps, Natural History, travel

Spring 2018 Lab Meeting Schedule

  • Jan 24: Open
  • Jan 31: Luke
  • Feb 7: Bob
  • Feb 14: Open
  • Feb 21: Open
  • Feb 28: Robyn
  • Mar 7: Sean
  • Mar 14: Amber
  • Mar 21: Stevie
  • Mar 28: Spring Break – No Meeting
  • Apr 4: Becky
  • Apr 11: Carla Van
  • Apr 18: Van Jarrett?
  • Apr 25: Tester Symposium – No Meeting
  • May 2: Undergraduates
Posted in lab, UH

Fall 2017 Lab Meeting Schedule

  • 28 August – Organization
  • 4 September – No meeting (Labor Day)
  • 11 September – Amber
  • 18 September – Bob
  • 25 September – Andy
  • 2 October – Bam
  • 9 October – Luke
  • 16 October – Sean
  • 23 October – Stevie
  • 2 November – Greg
  • 6 November – Marlin
  • 13 November – Van
  • 20 November – ?
  • 27 November – Robyn
  • 4 December – Maya & Melissa & Preston
Posted in lab, UH

Mojave field work 2017

Some photos from this year’s trip to the Mojave desert below.

Posted in herps, Natural History, travel

Book review for Thomson et al. 2016

The first review of the California Herp book has now been published in the Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles journal Herpetological Review. You can check it out here.
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Posted in conservation, herps, Natural History