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Historical contingency shapes adaptive radiation in Antarctic fishes
Walking Through TOAST, Part3: Missing Data Patterns and Assembly of Alignments
Consider what isn't in your data Read More ›

Walking Through TOAST, Part2: Data Harvesting
Use Linux and BUSCO to harvest public data Read More ›

Walking Through TOAST, Part1: Installation & Dependencies
Set up TOAST and prepare to harness more data Read More ›

TOAST: Transcriptome Ortholog Alignment Tools
Harness Sequence Data Read More ›

Fieldwork for marine immunogenetics › Diving deep for immune genes
Considering phylogenetic information in legacy data
Just a few of the topics at SMBE 2018 › Black death, phylogenomics, and the origins of life
This years SMBE conference in Yokohama featured no shortage of amazing talks and posters! Read More ›

Setting sail for Antarctica › Journey to the end of the earth
Fishing for fossils › The medical importance of North Carolina's ancient fishes
Ancient fishes with ties to human health Read More ›

Horizon plots of sequence data
Visualizing the predicted benefits of adding more data Read More ›

A (really) quick guide to extracting and converting pdfs
Getting scans ready for zooniverse is easy with cpdf and sips! Read More ›

Islands are cradles for Antarctic marine life
Reptiles as transport hosts for mammal parasites
Circadian rhythms shape the vertebrate brain
Changes in light shape fish brain evolution Read More ›

Filming below the East China Sea
Sampling reef fish in order to map the teleost brain Read More ›

Towards a Theory of Phylogenetic Experimental Design
Maximizing power in phylogenomics Read More ›

Testing the Expensive Tissue Hypothesis
Expectations of energetic trade-offs in oyster toadfish Read More ›

Detecting bias in phylogenomic data
Identifying the sister lineage to Percomorpha Read More ›

What do we know about nocturnal fish?
Identifying biases in activity data Read More ›

On the natural history of a peculiar gecko
Unusual adaptations for calcium storage Read More ›

Disentangling the impact of invasive species and urbanization on population declines
Why are native geckos vanishing in Curaçao? Read More ›

Visualizing stomach contents
Turning frequency tables into polarized stacked plots Read More ›

Citizen Science to expand the utility of collections
Check out our project on Zooniverse! Read More ›

New grant to conserve important specimens and records
Casting a wider net to harness the power of collections Read More ›

Shark night at the museum
Teaching people about sharks before they watch jaws Read More ›

Concluding a health assessment of Pinfish
Building the foundation for future health monitoring Read More ›

Madagascar's Lemurs
A story of ghosts and orphans Read More ›

Documenting Brunei's Biodiversity
A survey of fishes, reptiles, and amphibians Read More ›

Meet the Stonefish
The most venomous fish in the world Read More ›

Sampling the coast of Okinawa
Scanning fish brains in Japan
Harpoons, Whales, and Swordfish
A fish from 1869 provides a snapshot of New England's maritime history Read More ›

How many species?
Finding species boundaries in Antarctic fishes Read More ›

Meeting Florida's invasive species
From giant snakes to walking fish, a drive around South Florida reflects a global problem Read More ›

Buzzfeed features our unusual specimens
Meet the freaks! Read More ›

Media Coverage
Disentangling a rainforest's roots
Where do forests come from? In Madagascar the answer is quite unusual Read More ›

Hematology of › Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides)
We're embarking on an exciting new research path Read More ›

Haw River Bioblitz
Helping to inventory the biodiversity of our state parks Read More ›

Return to › Lake Waccamaw
Meeting up with a team from Yale University to sample fishes of this unusual lake. Read More ›

Surveying › Prairie Ridge Ecostation
Summer fieldwork has begun, giving us a chance to find some of our aquatic neighbors. Read More ›

Collection Growth › Acquiring the Duke Marine Collection
We were just donated the complete specimen collection from the Duke Marine Laboratory! Read More ›

Walking Through phyinformR, Part3: Visualization
Learn how to conduct phylogenetic informativeness analyses in R, Part 3 Read More ›

Walking Through phyinformR, Part2: Probabilistic Quantification
Learn how to conduct phylogenetic informativeness analyses in R, Part 2 Read More ›

Walking Through phyinformR, Part1: Installation & PI Profiles
Learn how to conduct phylogenetic informativeness analyses in R, Part 1 Read More ›

phyinformR: phylogenetic experimental design and data exploration in R
Investigate your data Read More ›

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