Not to the strong, the fight:
Not to the righteous, perfect grace:
Not to the wise, the light.
But often faltering feet
Come surest to the goal;
And they who walk in darkness meet
The sunrise of the soul.
Me, with more hair and a 4-month-old, just before the Evolution meeting in Minnesota in 2008 where we hatched our plan
|That 4-month old can now build a homemade spectroscope and interpret Fraunhaufer Lines to infer elemental composition of the sun. This picture was taken a couple months before our paper was accepted.|
Grad students, maybe that helps you feel like your PhD isn’t taking so long now, after all.
The field crew gathering in 2006. Left-to-right: Kate Hudson, On Lee Lau, Dan Bolnick, Andrew Hendry (crouching), Ann-Catherine Grandchamp, Jean-Sebastian Moore, Daniel Berner (crouching),
Credit: Tania Tasneem (not pictured)
|Comida Lake and its outlet stream. Photo by Thor Veen|
|Renaud Kaeuffer, Andrew Hendry, Dan Bolnick, Katie Peichel (left to right), in Napa in 2008|
|Andrew lectures Dan on some of the finer points of parallel evolution.|
|Andrew climbing in Dan’s backyard bouldering gym.|
|Andrew and Katie climbing in parallel. Get it? Parallel?|
The Austin 2012 meeting ended in a climbing trip at Reimer’s Ranch
Yoel and I assembled a team of field helpers, and planned the field season. As field crew, he’d have PhD student Brian Lohman, K-12 teachers Tania Tasneem and Andrew Doggett, and undergraduates Rebecca Izen and Cole Thompson. Andrew and Katie contributed people as well (PhD student Dieta Hansen, Undergraduates Elena Motivans and Mingsha Zhou), and Rowan Barrett joined in for some field work. From Seattle, we were joined by Katie’s team including Matt Dubin, Susannah Halbrook, and high school teacher Carole Tanner. There was also a team of 12 people from my lab doing a different project (another NSF grant that was also a back-from-the-dead funding situation in 2012). At our peak we had 28 people in the field at once. I was basically just a glorified travel agent that year.
The 2013 field crews (missing a few!). Left to right, approximately: Dan Bolnick, Andrew Hendry, Cole Thompson, Katie Peichel, Dieta Hansen, Yoel Stuart, Matt Dubin, Kelsey Jiang, Connor French, Hollis Woodard, Alicia sp., Brian Lohman, Amy Doan, Rebecca Izen, Chase sp., Racine Rangel, Kim Hendrix (HS teacher), Travis Ingram, Carole Tanner (HS teacher), Susannah Halbrook, Gina Conte, Rowan Barrett, Ruger is the dog. Yes, as in the gun. He handles security at Roberts Lake Resort. The mountain lions respect him.
|Yoel's in a boat, y'all|
|That log isn't totally stable|
|Rebecca Izen processing stickleback in the truck bed to stay dry|
|Andrew tries out Dan's boat. It is fun.|
|Dieta Hansen catching fish|
|First day, training newcomers|
|It rains a lot there|
|Cluexewe Estuary campground is spectacular|
Videos of field work:
- Fancy sound-track compilation from Andrew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz5dy2Bptas
- Two sound-track-free compilations from the Bolnick lab:
- An aerial view of one of the lakes in this study (turn volume down – the drone is loud):
- A time-lapse of a marine site on Vancouver Island:
- Rose Carlson’s DPIV video of a stream stickleback fast-start escape response:
- A comparison of swimming performance of lake and stream stickleback:
- Stickleback swimming in a stream (by Rose Carlson):
|Dr. Yoel Stuart|
-Dan Bolnick, May 5, 2017
|Yoel contemplating evolution|