Mexico Trip

I recently returned from a trip to Mexico City. I was there for a couple weeks, working with my collaborator Adrián Nieto at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). We’re working on trying to finish up a couple manuscripts on the phylogeny of Mexican whiptails. It was a really productive, fun trip, and was … More Mexico Trip

2016 Beckman Symposium

This weekend I attended the 2016 Beckman Symposium, which took place at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. This is the annual gathering of all researchers that are supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, through which my … More 2016 Beckman Symposium

Summer Fieldwork

I just got back from some fun summer of fieldwork and scientific conferences. Things started off at Abaco Island in May, where Amber Wright invited me to help out catching lizards. She and her collaborators were just finishing off an experiment looking at the effects of seaweed on foodweb dynamics between plants, spiders, and lizards on … More Summer Fieldwork