Insect diversity @ McGill
Stories about our collection of three million unique little volumes of biodiversity, the people who build and use it, and the research we do. And the odd rumination upon the nature of science and scientists.
All content copyright Terry A. Wheeler 2011-2013, unless otherwise noted.
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Tag Archives: students
(this is reposted from our Desert Ecology field course blog at desertecology.wordpress.com) You have to make a basic decision on every road trip: spend a little time in lots of places, or spend more time in fewer places. Like any … Continue reading
The winter term is off and running and I started teaching yesterday. I teach my first-year course in Evolution and Phylogeny every winter. And I love teaching this course. By the end of most of my lectures, when my throat … Continue reading
It was another busy year in the Lyman lab. As in any active lab, students come and go every year. Chris Borkent defended his Ph.D. on the systematics of some mycetophilid fungus gnats this year, and is off in Sacramento, … Continue reading
I’m surprised. OK, lots of things surprise me, but this week I’m particularly surprised at the response to my post last week about why taxonomy matters. That post was more “Liked”, shared, tweeted and viewed, by a huge margin, than … Continue reading
I’ve spent most of the past two weeks waiting in airports in a total of five cities, breathing dry and recycled hotel air, eating unpredictable restaurant food, sitting in dark rooms listening to people talk, drinking overpriced coffee, navigating slippery … Continue reading
As always, fall is a busy time in the museum. We have a few personnel changes (fairly standard for this time of year), a pile of upcoming conference talks, and some big ongoing research projects. Amélie Grégoire Taillefer, who has … Continue reading