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Arachnid UCEs!!

Dr Brant Faircloth has developed an Ultraconserved Element (UCE) probe set for arachnid phylogenetics. In collaboration with Brant, John McCormack & Rob Bryson, members of the Hedin lab (thank you Jim & Shahan!!!) tested this probe set on a diverse … Continue reading

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Coyle & Shear reprints find a new home

Drs. Bill Shear & Fred Coyle are arachnological legends, true scholars, kind and wonderful gentlemen. I was fortunate to meet Bill & Fred early in my career … they have been friends and inspirational mentors since this time. I was … Continue reading

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New species described in DiDomenico & Hedin

Published a new paper today with prior MS student Angela DiDomenico.  Congrats Angela!  Our work on Sitalcina harvestmen resulted in the discovery of two new species, both from California.  We were honored to name one of the species after Darrell … Continue reading

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In the news …

Thanks VERY much to Gary Robbins for writing this story about Hedin lab research  

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Harvestman Biogeography in California

If you’re interested in California biogeography, I invite you to read this paper. This publication results from the fine MS thesis research of my prior student Kristen Emata. A very compelling story of an apparently old CA lineage with roots … Continue reading

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Shahan Derkarabetian wins NSF DDIG!

Huge congratulations to Shahan for receiving this well-deserved and highly prestigious NSF award!  Getting Shahan back to the Hedin lab has been an amazing blessing, thank you Shahan.

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The story of Cryptomaster behemoth

Members of the Hedin lab recently published a paper describing this new harvestman species. Here’s a video that tells more of the story.

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