Saturday, February 23, 2013

Male aggression varies with throat color in 2 distinct populations of the mesquite lizard

  1. Barry Sinervo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, June 18, 2012

Link to article in Ahora Utah about Family School Partnership and the visit to Weber State.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FSP students visit WSU

Family School Partnership high school students visit the Zoology Department and other parts of WSU campus to learn more about preparing for and getting into college and the kinds of careers that a college degree provides.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Venture Academy Herp Show, Spring Semester 2012

Weber State University zoology student Austin Earley teaching elementary school kids about snakes, lizards, and salamanders.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Collecting S. grammicus in Northern Mexico, June, 2011

Dr. Marshall spent a week in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico helping graduate student Beth Bastiaans (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Gen (undergraduate student UCSC) collecting live lizards in the field and bringing them back to the lab in Torreon. Above Gama (Professor at Universidad de Juarez del Estado de Durango), Beth, and Gen set up lizard chambers in preparation for mate selection and male aggression trial.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Field Season 2011 Begins

Herping in southwestern Utah with WSU undergrad Kyle Shaney and BYU postdoc Brian Barber.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NCUR 2012

Weber State University has been selected to host the 26th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2012. The three-day conference, which is expected to attract nearly 3,000 students and faculty, is the foremost undergraduate research conference in the United States.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Parmakelis et al. 2010 PLoS ONE

Anopheles immune genes and amino acid sites evolving under the effect of positive selection

Abstract- It has long been the goal of vector biology to generate genetic knowledge that can be used to "manipulate" natural populations of vectors to eliminate or lessen disease burden. While long in coming, progress toward reaching this goal has been made. Aiming to increase our understanding regarding the interaction between Plasmodium and the Anopheles immune genes, we investigate the patterns of genetic diversity of four anti-Plasmodium genes in the Anopheles gambiae complex of species.

A Parmakelis, M Moustaka, N Poulakakis, C Louis, MA Slotman, JC Marshall, PH Awono-Ambene, C Antonio-Nkondjio, F Simard, A Caccone, and JR Powell (2010) PLoS ONE 5:e8885

Marshall et al. 2009 IJEE

In the academic job market, will you be competitive? A case study in ecology and evolutionary biology
Abstract- Over the last several decades, the percentage of permanent faculty positions at universities has declined significantly. This creates intense competiton for these positions. Data summarizing the general qualifications of newly hired first-time professors are valuable for students contemplating graduate school. Here we present data collected in a survey from 181 newly hired faculty members in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology from around the world. We report the average number of publications, courses taught, years as postdoctoral fellows, and research grants received for successful job applicants. Our results indicate and extremely competitive environment for permanent academic jobs in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology.
JC Marshall, P Butars, T Callahan, JJ Dennehy, DJ Harris, B Lunt, M Mika, and R Shupe (2009) Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 55:381-392

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New DNA Analysis Station

Dr. Jon Clark and I received a grant this year to build a DNA analysis station to add to the College of Science DNA laboratory. The funds were generously provided by the Dee Family Technology Grant. Above WSU undergraduate student Austin Earley edits DNA sequences at the new station.