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AnnotationBustR Paper Published in PeerJ

I’m happy to announce that the paper describing the R package AnnotationBustR Brian O’Meara and I created has been accepted at PeerJ. This package extracts subsequences from GenBank Annotations. For more details about the R package, check out the previous … Continue reading

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New Paper on Cichlid Feeding Kinematic Efficiency Published in Evolution

A paper I collaborated on with Christopher Martinez on Malawi and Tanganyikan cichlid kinematics was recently published in Evolution. This paper builds upon a kinematic dataset and paper I worked on that you can find more information about on my site here. … Continue reading

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AnnotationBustR, a New R Package and Pre-Print That Extracts Sequence Data From GenBank Annotations

I have recently published a new R package, AnnotationBustR, and a Preprint of our paper that is submitted at PeerJ. Sequence data can be difficult to work with sometimes as sequences may be concatenated or a sequence of interest may be … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Awarded an NSF DDIG!

I have been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for my research on the morphological consequences of trophic evolution. I look forward to providing information on the research products produced by this funding on this site in … Continue reading

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Presentation at SICB 2017 New Orleans, LA

I will be presenting a talk at this years Society of Integrative and Comparative Biologists annual meeting January 7th, 2017 in New Orleans. The talk “The evolution of diet breadth in coral reef fishes” will discuss how diet breadth effects phenotypic … Continue reading

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New Paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Biting and Suction Feeding in Rift Lake Cichlids

I’m happy to announce a paper I collaborated on investigating how feeding modes effect jaw kinesis in cichlids was recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. In this paper we used a combination of ultra-conserved element … Continue reading

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New Paper in Science on the Lake Victoria Cichlid Extinction

Today our paper came out in Science investigating the actual causes of the Lake Victoria cichlid extinction event. Lake Victoria was home to around several hundred endemic cichlid species. However, introductions of the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) into Lake Victoria in … Continue reading

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