Monthly Archives: November 2015

Two Ph.D. student positions available at UCB and SDSU

Students will be team members in an NSF-funded multidisciplinary research project: The Genetic Basis, Biosynthetic Pathways and Evolution of Geadephagan Chemical Defense that includes collaborations among researchers at UC, Berkeley; San Diego State University; University of Arizona; and Steven’s Institute of Technology. … Continue reading

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DIY, heavy-duty, weather-proof UV light and photo-switch system

Perhaps you are like me and need to run a UV light for insects even when it rains, or especially when it rains (think rain beetles). I have chewed through a bunch of the off the shelf UV lights over … Continue reading

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Nevada Carabids: Part 5: Death March to Dead Lake and Heading West

See also part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 Day 5 – June 13, 2015 [by Riva Madan]          Our last day going out in the field at GBNP. We started off by picking up all the traps we … Continue reading

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Patronym, matronym & filionym

Creative control over the formation of names is one privilege taxonomists have. While most are run of the mill descriptive or locality-based names, patronyms are also very common. Flies have been named for Beyoncé’s voluptuous derrière, carabid beetles named for Governator’s … Continue reading

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Nevada Carabids: Part 4: An approach to Wheeler Peak

See also part 1, part 2, part 3 Day 4 – June 12, 2015 [by Riva Madan] Today was our trip to the higher elevations, reaching about 11,000 ft. It is an easy drive to the trail head at Wheeler … Continue reading

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