Departing later today for the 4th International Meeting on Lepisosteid Research which will be held in Villahermosa, Tabasco state, Mexico. Looking forward to catching up with colleagues I haven’t seen since the last gar meetings (which were in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in 2010; Heredia, Costa Rica, in 2008) and finding out about new research! I’ll also be presenting a summary of the results of my dissertation work, including countergradient variation and genetic diversity among spotted gar populations. I’ll be sure and update with photos as much as I can over the course of the week!–
We recently published the first complete molecular phylogeny of living gars (Lepisosteidae; June 2012 issue of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution). Abstract and table/figure summaries are available HERE. Researchers and others interested in the full article please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to all involved with completing this analysis!