Several members of the Hedin lab recently traveled to Newark OH to attend the 2014 American Arachnological Society meetings. Thanks to Andy Roberts for hosting a very nice meetings – superbly-organized, many great talks.
Master’s students Dave, Kristen & Angela all gave excellent talks – thanks guys for your hard work and preparation! Despite tough competition, Kristen was able to win First Place in the Student Talk competition! Kristen seemed quite surprised, but I wasn’t – she gave a very calm, precise, data-rich presentation.
I gave a talk on multilocus species delimitation in TX cave Cicurina, results from research recently funded by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Currently working on the manuscript, so stay-tuned for this interesting story!
After the meetings I traveled through southern OH, western WV, and eastern KY collecting Laniatores harvestmen. Check out my Flickr stream to see photos from that reasonably-successful trip (bottom of Appalachians set).