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Introgression and Phenotypic Assimilation in Zimmerius Flycatchers (Tyrannidae): Population Genetic and Phylogenetic Inferences from Genome-Wide SNPs

Rheindt, F. E., Fujita, M. K., Wilton, P. R., and S. V. Edwards. (2014).  Introgression and Phenotypic Assimilation in Zimmerius Flycatchers (Tyrannidae): Population Genetic and Phylogenetic Inferences from Genome-Wide SNPs.  Systematic Biology doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syt070. This 19-page paper investigates the relationship … Continue reading

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In the long run, herpetologist Tyrone Hayes beats big industry

A new article in the New Yorker tells the incredible story of UC Berkeley professor Tyrone Hayes, and his long fight against industry giant Syngenta’s herbicide (and frogicide) atrazine. To put the story in Star Wars terms, Syngenta is the “Evil Empire”, … Continue reading

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Salamander migration

Graduate student Jared Grummer was recently interviewed by the Sammamish Review to discuss salamander breeding and migrations, particularly in rural Seattle areas. Highlights of the article include the following quotes (not necessarily from Jared): – “Salamanders, as it happens, are … Continue reading

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SNP Workshop

The Leaché Lab hosted a workshop focused on collecting and analyzing SNP data using the  ddRADseq method. Participants included students, postdocs, and faculty from the UW, USGS San Diego, San Diego State University, and Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico). … Continue reading

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Multilocus Species Delimitation in a Complex of Morphologically Conserved Trapdoor Spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus)

Satler, Jordan D., Carstens, Brian C., and Marshal Hedin. 2013. Multilocus species delimitation in a complex of morphologically conserved trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus). Systematic Biology 62:805-813. This paper sets out to delimit species within the Aliatypus thompsonii (sensu lato) … Continue reading

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