Insect diversity @ McGill
The blog and website of the Wheeler lab and the Lyman Museum at McGill University. Posts about arthropods, natural history, taxonomy, ecology, science culture, and life (or something like it) in academia.
All content copyright Terry A. Wheeler 2011-2016, unless otherwise noted.
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I finished my final class for the year in Evolution & Phylogeny the other day. The students wrote their final exam yesterday. By today I figure some of the course content has already hit its half-life and it’s on its … Continue reading
In late December, 1994 I arrived in Montreal with several boxes of books and papers, most of my belongings, and absolutely no idea what I was getting into. I had a week to unpack, get groceries, become a professor, and … Continue reading
Twice this year I’ve had the opportunity to spend three weeks, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, interacting in the field with students. The first was on a Desert Ecology field course in April-May with 20 students and … Continue reading
This blog has been quiet for the past couple of months. “Pupation” would be an appropriate entomological metaphor. “Hiding in a foxhole” might be an equally appropriate military metaphor. Mostly I’ve been juggling (metaphorical) chainsaws, as is traditional each year … Continue reading