Category Archives: Lab

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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Honest Abe Linkem a.k.a Alexander

Congrats to Charles and Gabrielle on the arrival of Alexander “Honest Abe” Linkem. Alexander is the first official lab baby. Not that he was conceived in the lab (to our knowledge). More babies are on the way! Check back in … Continue reading

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New Species Tree Sampling Design Study

Rebecca Harris has a new paper in the journal Evolution on the influence of sampling design on species tree inference. The paper also has a new phylogeny for New World Chickadees. Link to article.

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Road Cruising Washington: Africa Edition

Road cruising for reptiles in Washington just got a lot more interesting. This savannah monitor lizard (Varanus exanthematicus) was found over the weekend in Bellingham merging onto Interstate 5 at the Lakeway Exit 253 on-ramp. The species is typically found in arid … Continue reading

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