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Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach

Ziheng Yang’s new book, “Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach” is on sale at Amazon. The cover photo, a western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis), was taken by Charles Linkem during our collecting trip to Oregon last summer. Some people think that … Continue reading

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Bayesian Phylogenetics Workshop

A new workshop on Bayesian phylogenetic analysis using the program RevBayes is happening August 25-31, 2014 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, NC.  The course will cover a lot of useful material, including probability theory, divergence dating, species trees, … Continue reading

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New Postdoc. Andreas Chavez Joins the Lab!

A new postdoctoral researcher recently joined the lab. Dr. Andreas Chavez is a recent graduate from UW Biology. He is a mammalogist who specializes in phylogenetics, phylogeography, and hybrid zones. Andreas will only be with us until Summer, and then … 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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