September 4, 2014
Comments Off on Publication alert: Developmental plasticity and the origin of tetrapods
At long last, the amazing walking Polypterus makes its debut! Check out this week’s issue of Nature to read our paper on phenotypic plasticity in Polypterus senegalus. There’s also a bunch of related media, including a News & Views by John Hutchinson, a segment on the Nature podcast, and a super cute Nature video. The […]
June 6, 2014
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More good news! The lab is again on the press release of Mcgill University. Emily, Christine and Hans published about the succession of plants after a fire that took place 66 millions years ago. http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/66-million-year-old-forest-fire-reveals-about-dinosaurs-236962
April 10, 2014
Comments Off on Want to dig up dinosaurs in the summer?
The Larsson Lab goes each year to Saskatchewan to dig up Late Cretaceous fossils, if you are a McGill university student who wants to experience field Paleontology and get 3 credits, BIO 573 is the course for you! For information click here: Biol 573 2014
March 31, 2014
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During the first week of march Hans and Jose went to La Ventanilla, Oaxaca, Mexico to meet with Jeronimo, Gualberto and Jesus Garcia Grajales, biologists . The purpose of the meeting was to learn techniques on how to capture, survey and sample crocodiles for research. Acknowledgements to Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science for the Excellence […]
September 19, 2013
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It’s always nice when we (publish a paper) and make it to the university homepage! Hans and Alex have been getting some press for their recent Evolution paper on allometric scaling in limbs and its implications for the origin of birds. Check it out! http://www.mcgill.ca/research/channels/news/how-birds-got-their-wings-230586 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12150/abstract
September 5, 2013
Comments Off on Hello 2013!!!
Hello, The Larsson Lab is off and running after returning from the Biol 573 Vert Paleo Field course in Saskatchewan. Our lab is currently… Emily Bamforth PhD – Probably only first semester Trina Du – Probably only first semester Donald A. Fowler – Full Year Rui Tahara – Full Year Louise Marie Meunier – Full […]