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 Lab News:

  • Feb. 2017:
    - Great time at the wonderful Gordon Conference on Speciation in Italy!
    - New paper accepted in Environmental Conservation!
    - The lab celebrates Darwin Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences with an excellent interactive exhibit!
    - Brian gives a fun talk in the Daily Planet for Darwin Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences!

  • Jan. 2017:
    - New paper accepted in British Journal of Criminology!
    - August Langerhans wins Best in Show at 4th grade Science Fair! 2 years running...

  • Dec. 2016:
    - New paper accepted in Evolutionary Ecology Research!

  • Oct. 2016:
    - Kaj and Brian complete another successful field trip to Andros!

  • Sep. 2016:
    - New paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B!
    - New paper published in Animal Behaviour!

  • Aug. 2016:
    - New paper accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society B!

  • July 2016:
    - Fantastic American Genetic Association meeting at Asilomar, CA!
    - New paper accepted in Integrative and Comparative Biology!
    - Great ICVM meeting and ecomorphology symposium in Wash D.C.!

  • June 2016:
    - Successful transfer of live Bahamas mosquitofish from 8 blue holes to our new NCSU facilities!
    - Another great field course on Andros completed!
    - New paper accepted in Animal Behaviour!
    - New paper published in BMC Evolutionary Biology!
    - Some media attention for our new zebrafish paper! See some here, here, here, and here.
    - New paper published in Animal Behaviour!

  • April 2016:
    - Alison and Danielle present wonderful posters at the Keck Center Symposium!
    - Renovations begin for new fish facility!

  • Mar. 2016:
    - Justa successfully defended her dissertation!
    - New paper accepted in Animal Behaviour!
    - Paper published in Biodiversity and Conservation!

  • Feb. 2016:
    - Brian interviewed for New Scientist magazine!
    - Fabulous Darwin Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences!
    - New paper accepted in Biodiversity and Conservation!
    - Brian had a great time giving a Geometric Morphometric Workshop at East Carolina University!

  • Jan. 2016:
    - August Langerhans wins Best in Show at 3rd grade Science Fair! Excellence starts early in this lab...
    - Lab research featured in Science and Science News!
    - Brian gives rowdy "debate" at the outstanding ASN meeting in Asilomar, California!
    - Brian gives symposium talk and participates in panel at the wonderful SICB meeting in Portland!

  • Dec. 2015:
    - The lab proudly welcomes new postdoctoral researcher Kaj Hulthén!

  • Nov. 2015:
    - New paper out in Journal of Evolutionary Biology!

  • Oct. 2015:
    - New paper out in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society!
    - New paper out in Journal of Animal Ecology!

  • Sep. 2015:
    - Now accepting applications for our summer course: Conservation Biology in The Bahamas!

  • Aug. 2015:
    - Our new Evolution paper getting some media attention! See some here, here, here, here, and here.
    - New paper accepted in Journal of Evolutionary Biology!

  • July 2015:
    - New paper accepted in Journal of Animal Ecology!
    - New paper accepted in Evolution!

  • June 2015:
    - New paper accepted in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society!
    - Another Successful Course Trip to Andros...now the real work for the students begins (data collection, analysis, writing...)!

  • May 2015:
    - Another Field Course in the Bahamas Begins!
    - Congrats to all the graduating seniors, and hello to summer school!

  • April 2015:
    - Farewell to Elizabeth, off to South Korea!
    - New paper accepted in Evolutionary Applications!
    - Justa accomplished another successful field trip to Andros!

  • March 2015:
    - Elizabeth successfully defended her PhD thesis! Congrats!
    - Paper published in Behavioral Ecology!
    - New paper in BJLS on bigmouth sleepers getting some media attention! See some stories here and here.

  • February 2015:
    - Elizabeth ties the knot! (from "Hassell" to "Kern")

  • January 2015:
    - Congrats to Justa for winning the Grossfeld Award: best 2014 student/postdoc publication in the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology!
    - New paper accepted in Ocean & Coastal Management!

  • November 2014:
    - New paper accepted in Behavioral Ecology!
    - New paper accepted in Ecology and Evolution!
    - Justa's recent Evolutionary Applications paper getting some media attention! See some here, here, here, here, and here.

  • October 2014:
    - New paper accepted in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society!

  • September 2014:
    - New paper accepted in Wetlands Ecology and Management!

  • August 2014:
    - Another semester begins... let's have a great Evolutionary Ecology course this fall!
    - New paper accepted in Evolutionary Applications!
    - New paper published in Fisheries Research!
    - Another successful Bahamas field course comes to a conclusion. Way to go students!

  • June 2014:
    - The lab contributes 5 presentations at Evolution 2014 (right here in Raleigh!), which was outstanding!
    - Don't ever fly United! After paying $275 in baggage fees), they lost bags twice, for a total of 6 days of missing bags, with damaged contents and thawed samples to boot!

  • May 2014:
    - Justa receives ASIH Raney Award ($908)!
    - New paper accepted in Fisheries Research!
    - Congrats to our 5 graduating undergrad researchers!
    - Congrats and Good Luck to MS graduate Chris Anderson!
    - New paper published in Proceedings B!

  • March 2014:
    - New paper accepted in Proceedings B!
    - Congrats to Chris Anderson in successfully defending his MS thesis!
    - Rudy's paper in Ecology Letters highlighted in Evolutionary Applications!
    - Brian gives Biology seminar at Lund University, Sweden!

  • February 2014:
    - Justa receives NSF DDIG Award ($19,695)!

  • January 2014:
    - Brian gives Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seminar at the University of Colorado!
    - See the NCSU story on Rudy's recent Ecology Letters paper!

  • December 2013:
    - Rudy's paper featured on the cover of Ecology Letters!

  • November 2013:
    - Nature highlights Rudy's Ecology Letters paper!
    - Erik Archer joins the lab as the new lab manager!
    - See the NCSU story on Ryan's recent Evolution paper on the evolution of male coloration!

  • October 2013:
    - Justa's recent JEB paper getting some media attention! See some here, here, here, and here.
    - Paper accepted at Ecology Letters!

  • September 2013:
    - Writeup on Justa's recent paper in NewScientist and others, see here and here!
    - New paper out in J. Evolutionary Biology!

  • August 2013:
    - Paper accepted at Evolutionary Ecology!
    - Paper accepted at Evolution!

  • July 2013:
    - Paper accepted at Evolutionary Ecology Research!
    - Bahamas field course goes splendidly! ...now time for students to write those research papers!

  • June 2013:
    - Brian's talk at Evolution 2013 featured at ScienceNews!
    - Chris, Elizabeth, and Brian gave great presentations at Evolution 2013 in Snowbird, Utah!
    - Paper accepted at J. Evolutionary Biology!
    - Semi-farewell to Justa, who's working mostly from Minnesota now!

  • May 2013:
    - Congratulations to former postdoc Ryan Martin: accepted faculty job at Case Western Reserve University!
    - Congratulations to Taylor Lansing and Patrick McCarthy: excellent undergrad research, no longer undergrads!

  • Apr. 2013:
    - Justa Heinen-Kay is now an official PhD candidate!
    - Brian gives Biology Dept. seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University!
    - Visiting grad student from Univ. of Georgia!
    - Caitlynn and Patrick present at the Undergrad Symposium!

  • Mar. 2013:
    - Justa ties the Knot!
    - Brian conducting field work on Andros!
    - Visiting grad student from Texas State Univ.!

  • Feb. 2013:
    - Justa gives great talk at the Keck Center Symposium!
    - Windows on Evolution Art Exhibit, see #23 by Jennifer Landin!
    - Elizabeth Hassell is now an official PhD candidate!

  • Jan. 2013:
    - Grad student from Mexico visiting the lab for 2 months!
    - New MS student Chris Anderson officially joins the lab!
    - New paper out in Current Zoology!

  • Dec. 2012:
    - New paper out in American Naturalist!
    - Paper accepted at Evolutionary Ecology!

  • Nov. 2012:
    - Paper accepted at Current Zoology!

  • Oct. 2012:
    - Research featured in The Technician!
    - We bid farewell and good luck to Rudy Riesch as he begins his new Postdoc with Patrik Nosil at the Univ. of Sheffield!
    - Brian gives seminar at UNC-Asheville (opposite Mitt Romney)!

  • Sep. 2012:
    - New Gambusia species in the News!
       - See some stories here, here, here, and here.
       - Hear Quirks & Quarks Interview.
    - Rudy gives excellent seminars at ECU and NCSU!
    - Brian gives a public talk for Periodic Tables at Broad Street Cafe in Durham!
    - We bid farewell and good luck to Ryan Martin as he begins a Postdoc at NIMBioS!

  • Aug. 2012:
    - Fall semester underway, and the beginning of a great Evolutionary Ecology course!
    - Brian gives Biology departmental seminar
    - Langerhans Lab research featured in NCSU magazine Perspectives!
    - Elizabeth wrapping up a summer of NC stream fieldwork, and preparing for fall fieldwork!

  • July 2012:
    - Justa, Ryan, and Brian survived a rough field trip in the Bahamas.
    - Paper accepted at American Naturalist!
    - Rudy, Ryan, Justa, and Brian present talks at Evolution 2012 in Ottawa!

  • June 2012:
    - Elizabeth's new paper out in Ecology and Evolution!
    - Description of new Gambusia species accepted at J. of Fish Biology!
    - Elizabeth Hassell attends Animal Behavior meeting in Albuquerque, NM, and is otherwise out catching fish and collecting data in NC!

  • May 2012:
    - Gearing up for summer research, with 6 undergrads on hand!
    - Invited for full grant proposal at NSF!
    - Tara Easter graduates from NCSU, heading to California!
    - Caitlynn Filla receives research internship at the Duke Lemur Center!
    - Rudy, Ryan, and Justa conduct field work in Florida!

  • Apr. 2012:
    - Elizabeth Hassell wins best oral presentation by PhD student at NCSU Grad Symposium!
    - Rudy Riesch lands Human Frontier Science Program postdoctoral fellowship.
    - Ryan Martin lands National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) postdoctoral fellowship.
    - Elizabeth Hassell receives (second) Honorable Mention recognition from NSF.
    - Tara Easter lands internship with San Diego State.
    - Taylor Lansing presents research poster at NCSU Undergraduate Research Symposium.
    - Elizabeth Hassell and Justa Heinen present research talks at NCSU Biology-Genetics Graduate Symposium.

  • Mar. 2012:
    - We have a new Lab Manager, Jennifer Warrillow!

  • Jan. 2012:
    - Papers accepted in Aqua, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., and Bull. Fish Biol.!

  • Oct. 2011:
    - Papers accepted in PLoS ONE and published in Zoology!
    - Tara Easter and Taylor Lansing (undergrads) received HHMI Research Scholars Program awards!

  • Sep. 2011:
    - 2 students from UNAM visiting the lab for 2 months!
    - New papers accepted in Env. Biol. Fishes, Int. J. of Evol. Biol., Animal Biology, and in print in Evolution.

  • Aug. 2011:
    - Bahamian Conservation Biology course successfully completed.

  • Aug. 2011:
    - New Poeciliid book out! Check out Ch. 21!

  • Jun-Jul. 2011:
    - Evolution meeting in Oklahoma a grand success, and Behavior meeting in Indiana great fun!

  • Apr. 2011:
    - Two postdocs get 5 papers accepted in 1 week!

  • Mar. 2011:
    - BBC News covers Rudy's recent study in killer whale communication.

  • Jan. 2011:
    - Corwin Hess: New Lab Manager!
    - Rudy gets the BES Triple Crown: 3 independent papers accepted in Behav. Ecol. & Sociobio. in 1 day!

  • Dec. 2010:
    - New lab publications in ICB, J. Evol. Biol., and Ecology

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How do new species form?
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How predictable is evolution?
(testing evolutionary model predictions...)

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