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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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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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