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The Lemmon Labs

Florida State University

Emily and Alan are the directors at the FSU Center for Anchored Phylogenomics. Together they have helped the Beamer Lab collect genomic datasets for several different taxon. We have also spent some really great time in the field together over the last ~20 years.

Alex Pyron

Alex is the other PI on the NSF collaborative Research Grant. We are collecting genomic and morphological data from >1,500 populations of Desmognathus representing all species distributed across the eastern United States. He brings considerable expertise with genomic, phylogenetic and comparative analyses to the project.

Bryan Stuart

Bryan is the curator of herpetology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Supported by a NSF-ROA supplement to Bryan's Laos Grant, I collected tagged amplicon sequence data for a variety of salamandrid species as well as for two-lined salamanders with a focus on populations in the North Carolina sandhills.


Van Devender

Wayne is my favorite person to go in the field with and he usually joins up with my weekend biology class trips a couple of times a year. We trade salamanders and snails several times a year and Wayne's expertise with snails is an important component of my comparative phylogenomic project of co-distributed organisms of the Eastern Deciduous Forest. Wayne is also an excellent photographer (many of the photos on this site are his work) and he has helped me document many of the specimens I have collected.

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