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About marshalhedin

University Professor, teaching college students about biological diversity & evolution, conducting original research in the realm of arachnid systematics

Richart et al Published in MPE

Congratulations to Casey for publishing the first Chapter of his dissertation in MPE.  Casey used a combination of Sanger and transcriptome data to explore a deep trichotomy in a group of Dyspnoi harvestmen, providing clear advances in the systematics of … Continue reading

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visiting researcher Manju Siliwal

The Hedin lab was happy to host Manju Siliwal in early November. Manju works for an NGO in southern India, but lives in Dehradun, North India. She is keenly interested in the mygalomorph spider fauna of India, and has published … Continue reading

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When I think of Bill Stanley, I smile

When I was an undergrad at Humboldt State University I was primarily mentored by three faculty members (Richard Hurley, Tim Lawlor, Steve Smith), but I spent most of my time with then MS student Bill Stanley. Bill helped to curate … Continue reading

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Satler et al makes Systematic Biology Highly Cited list

Free open access PDF here

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Collecting Japananse harvestmen

A group from SDSU (myself, Shahan Derkarabetian, Jim Starrett) just returned from a wonderful collecting trip in Japan.  We were hosted and escorted by Dr Nobuo Tsurusaki, an expert on Japanese harvestmen from Tottori University.  Nobuo took us to many … Continue reading

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Two stellar MS students are movin on….

Dave Carlson defended his MS thesis in June, entitled “De novo assembly, characterization and comparative analysis of entelegyne spider transcriptomes (Araneae: Entelegynae)”.  Dave will be moving to the Hollister Lab at Stony Brook University to pursue his PhD. Kristen Emata … Continue reading

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Trout Lake lava tubes

Just back from a collecting trip in south-central WA, collecting Speleonychia harvestmen from lava tubes west of Trout Lake, near Mt Adams. The field crew included MS student Allan Cabrero and PhD student Shahan Derkarabetian. We were also assisted by … Continue reading

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