Two biologists visit an island (and its not for fieldwork)!

JoeFest 2018

Carrie and Mick went to the 2018 Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Workshop at Friday Harbor in early June to learn from our phylogenetic heroes Marguerite Butler, Josef Uyeda, Brian O’Meara, Emília Martins, and of course, Joe Felsenstein.

The awesome location afforded them to see a “whale,” “catch” snakes, take a selfie with Joe (not pictured), learn a ton, row across an island, and make Carl proud! 


Carrie Visits MOBOT!

First stop: The Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT)! 

Carrie is embarking on a national herbarium tour to hit all of the major collections of Bomarea (Alstromeriaceae). While visiting, she is taking note of the morphological variation as well as collecting leaf samples for DNA extractions for her population genetics study of Bomarea edulis.  Pictured here with newfound botanical friends in the Arid House, a bust of Linneaus himself. Check out the morphological variability with Bomarea edulis!!