Skipping Out

It has been awhile since I posted here; you have probably figured out that the allure of Twitter has grabbed me by the collar (wait, I almost never wear anything with a collar...) and at least some of the ideas that I would put here are ending up @wareslab instead. I’ve been surprisingly enthused by what you can find that way. Unlike Facebook, where you are strictly following certain “channels”, Twitter has many broadcasters who are providing information about a particular theme and that theme can cross quickly across users whether you follow them or not. In this way, despite being 5 hours from the nearest ocean to put my feet in, I am regaining connection with some of the intertidal nerds that I love so dearly (or more importantly, the beasts they study).


(which reminds me, I didn’t post any of the great pictures I took when in the intertidal just south of Coquimbo at Toloralillo; see chitons above, and Katie with a porcelain crab below) Edit: not sure why the chitons are not showing up, and an old picture of an agarose gel in their place. Such is technology some days. I’ll fix it later.


It’s a good thing to find such connections, even 140 characters at a time. Unfortunately I’ll be missing some genuine in-person connections next week when the #Evol2014 (Evolution) meetings take place in Raleigh, NC. This is generally one of my favorite meetings each summer, primarily for the good connections I’ve made over the nearly 20 years I’ve been a biologist. But, I went last year and gave a reasonable update on my work, saw many people, and this year I have personal (fun) conflicts - choices have to be made. So, keep me posted with the latest from your lab, and if you get a chance (though I think only 3 people read this, none of whom are attending the SSE meeting....) I recommend adding these talks to your slate!

   (27)  Christine Ewers-Saucedo, University of Georgia (United States)  John P. Wares, University of Georgia
1D_206 Modes of Reproduction

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 206
Chair: Andrea Case

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
When sex allocation theory and reality meet: Insights from size-specific reproductive investment in an androdioecious barnacle

   (82)  Katie Bockrath, University of Georgia (United States)  John P. Wares, University of Georgia  Nathan Johnson, US Geological Survey
1B_306A Biodiversity

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 306 A
Chair: Latiffah Zakaria

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Description of a Novel Genetic Marker for Species Identification of Freshwater Mussel Larvae Recovered from Naturally Infested Fish Hosts

   (398)  Jenna Hamlin, UGA (United States)  Michael Arnold, UGA

3C_302A Speciation 

Date: Monday, June 23, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 302 A
Chair: Alycia Lackey

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
What drives genetic and phenotypic divergence for Iris hexagona