For Undergraduates

Undergraduate research is fostered in the Hedin lab – many prior undergraduates have co-authored papers, given talks at national meetings, and have won various other awards. I am very proud to have helped facilitate these student accomplishments.

Examples of Publications:

Steven M. Thomas and M Hedin. 2006. Natural history and distribution of the enigmatic southern Appalachian opilionid, Fumontana deprehendor Shear (Laniatores: Triaenonychidae), with an assessment of morphological variation. Zootaxa 1242, 21-36

James Starrett and M Hedin. 2007. Multilocus genealogies reveal multiple cryptic species and biogeographic complexity in the California turret spider Antrodiaetus riversi (Mygalomorphae, Antrodieatidae). Molecular Ecology, 16:583-604

Hedin M and Dave Carlson. 2011. A new trapdoor spider species from the southern Coast Ranges of California (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus coylei, nov sp), including consideration of mitochondrial phylogeographic structuring. Zootaxa 2963, 55-68.

Presentations at National Meetings:

James Starrett – 2003 American Arachnological Society Meetings, Denver, CO; 2004 Society for the Study of Evolution Meetings, Ft. Collins, CO

Steven Thomas – 2005 American Arachnological Society Meetings, Akron, OH; 2005 American Arachnological Society Meetings, Akron, OH

Robin Keith – 2005 American Arachnological Society Meetings, Akron, OH; 2006 Society for the Study of Evolution Meetings, Stony Brook, NY

Scholarships, Awards & Fellowships:

Steven Thomas – 2004 Undergraduate Fellowship in Karst Studies, $5000; Best Student Paper Award, 2005 American Arachnological Society Meetings, Akron, OH

Robin Keith – 2004 Jarrett Meeker Scholarship (San Diego), $5000; Best Student Paper Award, 2004 SDSU College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Competition; Best Student Paper Award, 2005 CSU Undergraduate Research Competition

James Starrett – Summer 2004 NSF REU Fellowship

Joe Deas, Jr., Summer 2005 M.O.R.E. (Minority Opportunities for Research on Evolution) Fellowship

One Response to For Undergraduates

  1. Zachary Valois says:

    It’s great to see someone (especially of your caliber) paying attention to undergraduates! Keep up the fantastic work Dr. Hedin!

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