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Satler et al makes Systematic Biology Highly Cited list

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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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Thanks to Scott Tremor!

Scott Tremor is a mammalogist at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  This semester he was kind enough to host the SDSU Mammalogy course at the museum, showcasing the Nat Mammal collections, and demonstrating a mammal specimen prep. Scott also … Continue reading

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Allan Cabrero wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!

Congratulations to MS student Allan Cabrero for winning a coveted NSF GRF!!  A well-deserved game changer for Allan!!

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Desert Mammalogy Trip, Spring 2015

Recently took many members of my SDSU Mammalogy class on an overnight camp in Indian Gorge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Beautiful, windless weather conditions.  Excellent food grilled up by my old friend Jose Macias.  In the morning we were … Continue reading

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Making SDSU specimen data Web accessible

I’ve been wanting to share SDSU & Hedin lab specimen data online for quite some time.  For at least 10 years. Working in a small museum, without IT support, has hampered these efforts. I’ve finally taken the initiative to join … Continue reading

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Travunioid Harvestmen Morphology Workshop at the California Academy of Sciences

A few members of the Hedin lab recently traveled to the CAS to learn harvestmen morphology “tricks of the trade” from Darrell Ubick, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the CAS.  Darrell is world renowned for his expertise on the morphology and … Continue reading

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Allan Cabrero wins Best Student Talk Award at ESA!

Allan takes home second place in UG TMP SysEB competition, based on summer robber fly research.  Nice work Allan!!

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