Category Archives: Burke

Science Comix on our Research

Science Comix is a webcomic about science written and illustrated by Winifred Kehl at the Burke Museum. She recently posted a new webcomic about our research on African biodiversity, and how we’re studying the formation of new species. She picked an … Continue reading

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Best ASIH Symposium that Never Was.

Are you going to the 2015 American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) meetings in Reno, Nevada? If not, then you won’t miss this symposium: “The Next-Generation: Genomic Studies of Herps and Fishes” The ASIH Symposium Committee rejected our proposal.  The … Continue reading

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Anaconda Boxcavation

Last week at the annual Burke Museum Behind the Scenes Night we excavated the skeleton of a yellow anaconda. We acquired the anaconda from the Woodland Park Zoo, and we skinned the snake at the 2013 Behind the Scenes Night. … 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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