[Taxacom] PhD project: Origin and Evolution of New Zealand Beetles

Jason Mate jfmate at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 19 09:49:24 CST 2011


True, my apologies.  It is also found in Tasmania, although it is quite likely introduced, probably in ballast sand like other psammophiles. Nevertheless, if one appears I will gladly clean it up.
Best
Jason

Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 23:37:15 -0800
From: stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] PhD project: Origin and Evolution of New Zealand Beetles
To: jfmate at hotmail.com; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu

not a very common species ... I have only collected one to date, and just a very few others have come my way via other people, like this one: http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phycocus_graniceps.jpg
the correct original spelling might be Phycocus, by the way
I'm sure they get passively distributed around the coast by floating in the sea like little bubbles ...




From: Jason Mate <jfmate at hotmail.com>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Monday, 19 December 2011 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] PhD project: Origin and Evolution of New Zealand Beetles

I will crash this party and humbly request a specimen/s of Phycochus graniceps in EtOH for sequencing.

Best regards

Jason

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> Origin and Evolution of New Zealand Beetles
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> We are seeking potential Ph.D. students interested in a three-year programme to study the evolution and systematics of New Zealand beetles.  The student would be part of a team of that will be DNA sequencing representative beetles from all major groups occurring in New Zealand and will also lead an independent study of a monophyletic group their choice to address questions about New Zealand biogeography, beetle systematics, and natural history.  The research will involve field work throughout New Zealand,
 specimen sorting, management, imaging and identification, DNA sequencing and downstream phylogenetic analyses.
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> Experience in molecular techniques, specimen management/identification, and fieldwork is required.
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