Tag Archives: phylogenetics

BEACON Researchers at Work: Bioinformatics tools

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Ilya Zhbannikov. I graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University, Russia) with a Masters Degree in Information Systems in 2009. After a year … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The páramos – understanding a hyperdiverse ecosystem one genus at a time.

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Idaho graduate student Simon Uribe-Convers. I am always amazed by the huge diversity around us. Taking it for granted, it seems humans only remember the world’s diversity when watching a … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Testing Phylogenetic Inference with Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Cory Kohn. Skepticism. This is generally an important characteristic of scientists. Why would an attitude that is to be avoided in polite conversation act as a useful, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Phylotastic!

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Emily Jane McTavish.  In early June several BEACONites participated in a hackathon at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), in Durham, NC. I … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Investigating the dynamics of diversification in chipmunks

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Idaho graduate student Brice Sarver. Speciation, the set of processes through which new species arise, is one of the central areas of biological study.  It is easy, relatively speaking, … Continue reading

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