Author Archives: Adam

Pass a pipette, please?

This month we hosted Perry Wood Jr. from Brigham Young University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Jack Sites lab. His goal was to collect sequence capture data for two separate projects, and a ddRADseq dataset for a third project. This … Continue reading

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SSAR METALLINOU FUND

The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles has established a new endowment in honor of Dr. Margarita Metallinou, a herpetologist who had just finished the first year of her postdoc when her life was cut short in a … Continue reading

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2015 Lab Retreat

We had our annual lab retreat to UW Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Islands at the end of September. A few out of town visitors joined us for a “Biodiversity Genomics” workshop, including Dr. Matt Fujita (University of Texas, Arlington), … Continue reading

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Everything is Not Lost

Congratulations to Itzue on her new paper in the journal Mesoamerican Herpetology, “Everything is not lost: recent records, rediscoveries, and range extensions of Mexican hylid frogs“. The paper summarizes fieldwork results from the Mexican highlands. One significant finding is the rediscovery of five frog species that … Continue reading

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Clay Toads

Matt McElroy published his research on toad coloration. He studied disruptive coloration in toads (Rhinella alata) on Barro Colorado Island in Panama using clay models (see figure below). Matt determined that the highly polymorphic colors and color patterns of Rhinella toads are functionally … Continue reading

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