Feb. 18, 2013
Dec. 16, 2012
Check it out! Graham and Alberto Puente-Rolón's article on the invasive boa constrictors of western Puerto Rico has received press coverage in several different outlets, including Discovery News and Live Science. See the following links for a few examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Congrats to Graham & Alberto.
Nov. 29, 2012
Nov. 20, 2012
Liam's R phylogenetics blog (aka., the phytools blog) has a new URL: blog.phytools.org. Links to the old URL should work indefinitely.
Nov. 19, 2012
Graham's article on the genetics of invasive boa constrictors in Puerto Rico has just been accepted for publication by the journal Biological Invasions.
Nov. 7, 2012
Nov. 7, 2012
phytools has a new CRAN version (v0.2-0) and new minor beta version (v0.2-04). Check out Liam's phytools blog for a description of all the new features of these phytools version. For the latest CRAN version of phytools, see the phytools CRAN page; the latest non-static minor release (still in testing) is here.
Sep. 18, 2012
Revell lab postdoc Graham Reynolds & collaborator Alberto Puente-Rolón recently received a grant from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to study the conservation genetics of the endangered Puerto Rican boa, Epicrates inornatus.
Sep. 18, 2012
Apr. 10, 2012
Lots of other news is also forthcoming, but please check out our new photo page.
Jan. 15, 2012
Dec. 29, 2011
The Revell lab webpage now has a favicon. Check out your address bar.
Dec. 16, 2011
Liam's phytools manuscript is now available Online Early at MEE. Jill just learned that she will be starting an internship in the Langkilde lab at Penn State where she will be studying wood frog breeding, Cuban tree frogs, and fence lizards (in three separate studies). Congratulations to Jill! Graham has several articles in press or published, including an article recently accepted at Conservation Genetics. To find out more, check out Graham's publications page.
Dec. 13, 2011
Liam will be giving a participatory web seminar in collaboration with phangorn author Klaus Schliep at 2PM EST, Thursday Dec. 15, at phyloseminar.org. Note that if you are a first-timer in attending these seminars, it is wise to give yourself some time to log on to the EVO system! If you cannot attend, all seminars are also recorded. Thanks to Erick Matsen for putting together this series.
Dec. 1, 2011
Nov. 18, 2011
Liam has released a new version of the "phytools" package (v0.1-1). It can be downloaded from the phytools website, here (but not yet from CRAN). To find out about new features of this version of phytools, please see Liam's blog.
Oct. 23, 2011
Aug. 31, 2011
New Ph.D student Kristin Winchell official started in the lab today. Kristin is interested in urban ecology of anoles. To find out more about Kristin, check out her website.
Aug. 21, 2011
Aug. 12, 2011
Graham Reynolds joined the lab as a postdoc on the 1st of August. To find out more about Graham's research interests, please check out his website.
Jul. 1, 2011
Happy Canada Day. Please check out the latest "alpha" (that is, feature incomplete) version of my R phylogenetics package "phytools," which now has help packages and a PDF manual. Version 0.0-3 available here. More details on my blog.
Jun. 7, 2011
Jun. 5, 2011
Liam just released an alpha version of his "phytools: phylogenetic tools for comparative biology (and other things)" R package. Early reports suggest that it installs fine from source on a PC, but requires some cajoling to install on a Mac. Please check it out (here), and look for a slightly less alpha version soon.
May 13, 2011
Apr. 13, 2011
Kristin Winchell will be joining the lab this fall as my first Ph.D. student! She is interested in urban ecology and adaptation in reptiles. For more on Kristin's research, check out her website here. Contact me about opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral research in my lab.
Mar. 22, 2011
I am hiring a postdoctoral researcher in my lab to start on or after Aug. 1, 2011. Please see the full job ad on UMass Boston's HR site here. Feel free to contact me with questions or for additional details about the position.
Feb. 24, 2011