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What we're reading: Aug 22, 2014

Who dispersed the seeds?
DNA barcoading applications are now being used on seeds, not to determine the species of the plant but which species dispersed the seeds. 127 more words

Friday Link Dump

Knowing the Gnomes Part 2 (with some words about Salamanders)

Sorry I haven’t been around lately, but the WiFi is messed up and I haven’t gotten to the library of late.

I am near the end of the month in which I have been invoking the elementals of the North, aka the Gnomes. 1,195 more words


Why Should I Care About Salamanders?

I often find myself explaining my job to people. Family, friends, acquaintances- it is not uncommon for me to get a “and that is your job?” response when I tell them about how I spent the day counting butterflies, walking trails, measuring trees, rescuing turtles, identifying salamanders, locating lady slippers, or any other highlight (I rarely talk about the office work…it just doesn’t measure up!). 527 more words

Summer and things to come...

The blog has once again been stagnant for awhile. Last semester flew by, as did this summer (these seem to be recurring themes…). Never a dull moment in the Whitenack Lab, which means that the blog gets relegated to the bottom of the list. 640 more words

Research News

Herp Hunting: Part 3 - Toxic Efts and Defensive Mothers

Previously, I wrote on the diversity of the order Caudata, the salamanders, of North America, singling out the hellbender and Jefferson salamander, which each have unique adaptations for surviving. 1,774 more words


MBWG (Told You We Like Acronyms) Mist Net Event

Last week was all about Bat-Mania y’all! You know Comi-Con? Well this was Batty-Con! Wait. That sounds like a crazy conference not a bat conference, but you get what I mean. 1,116 more words