Category Archives: Burke

Congrats to Heidi on her NSF-GRFP!

Congratulations to Heidi Rockney! She was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Heidi is going to graduate school at San Francisco State University this Fall to work with Dr. Vance Vredenburg on an amphibian conservation project.

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Columbia River Gorge Herps

Postdoctoral researcher Rory Telemeco (Buckley Lab) recently visited the Columbia River Gorge. He found some interesting salamanders on the Oregon side, including Dunn’s Salamander (Plethodon dunni), a Cascade Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae), and a Larch Mountain Salamander (Plethodon larselli). He also ran across his … Continue reading

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Rebecca Receives British Ornithologists’ Union Research Grant

Congratulations to Rebecca Harris for receiving a research grant from the BOU. The funds will support her dissertation work on the genomic structure of the Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava.

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Looks like a staged photo to me.

The Huffington Post recently contacted me about the authenticity of this photo that was circulating on the web. They wanted to get my opinion on whether or not a lizard could sit like this, and if the photo may have … Continue reading

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Trip to a Patagonian Lizard Hybrid Zone

Jared Grummer recently returned from a field expedition to a Liolaemus lizard hybrid zone in Argentina. This is part of his dissertation research aimed at studying speciation in the group. You can read a full report on his field expedition at … Continue reading

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