Jens Hegg

Jens Hegg

Palouse, WA

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Published on Dec 12, 2019

Matching Grant! Now is the time to donate to the new experiment!

We've had a major development in our fundraising push on the new crowdfunding page! An anonymous donor has said that they would like to see this project gain some momentum. To make that happen they...

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Published on Dec 12, 2019

Matching Grant: Your donations now have twice the impact!

Matching Grant: Your donations now have twice the impact!We've had a major development in our fundraising push! An anonymous donor has said that they would like to see this project gain some moment...

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Published on Dec 10, 2019

Tarpon: How does this chemistry thing work anyway?

Ok, so this project sounds cool. Using tarpon scales to understand where tarpon migrate throughout their life. But that also sounds impossible. How does it work?That's what I'd like to talk about t...

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Published on Dec 06, 2019

Awesome Rostrum!

Today is Flat Shark Friday on Twitter (#flatsharkfriday). It's a day when all the worlds ray and skate experts, and people who just like those flat, cartilaginous fishes post cool things about thes...

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Published on Dec 05, 2019

10% Funded and First Goal Complete in New Experiment!

Hello everyone! It's been a wild few days. I'm back from Brazil and getting used to the cold and dry climate in Washington State. The new crowdfunding campaign is going well. We're 10% funded and w...

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Published on Dec 05, 2019

Project Milestone #1 Complete!

Hello everyone! This is just a short lab note to let you all know that our first project milestone is complete. As many of you know, I spent the last 4 months in Brazil on a Fulbright grant. While ...

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Published on Nov 18, 2019

New Experiment is live!

Today is the day! The new Experiment crowdfunding intiative is launched!Click HERE or on the link below to check out our new work and follow along to see how we're using the chemistry of teeth and ...

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Published on Nov 01, 2019

Update & New Crowdfunding Soon!

Update & New Crowdfunding Soon!Hello all! It's been quite awhile now hasn't it?Just to catch you up on what has happened since the last lab note. We have big news to share about our results, a ...

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Thanks! I'm glad you liked this report. It's fascinating science. I'll have to pick that book up, I have not read it.
Dec 10, 2019
Could teeth and scale chemistry reveal threatened Amazonian mega-fish movements?
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I share your bias! I do think that this project has big potential. I believe, at this point, that I have one of the largest collections of sawfish samples in the Americas, and the Amazon region is very poorly understood despite being a refuge for the species. I think we'll learn some cool things. And that's even before we get to the tarpon samples. I'm excited by the potential! Thanks for your donation!
Dec 03, 2019
Could teeth and scale chemistry reveal threatened Amazonian mega-fish movements?
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That’s awesome! Good luck and keep us informed of the progress. This is cool research.
Jan 22, 2018
Biological control of the mosquito Aedes aegypti
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No problem. Get in touch if you need any specific names. I have that thesis tucked away somewhere. They were using R. Iyengari I believe, or perhaps also R. Culicivorax and had a whole system for mass producing them for dispersal into seasonal ponds. I never heard what the end result was but it made for an interesting senior thesis.
Dec 29, 2017
Biological control of the mosquito Aedes aegypti
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I did a senior thesis with the Roraima Secretary of Health looking at efficacy of similar nemotodes on malarial mosquitos. It was a joint project with the Cuban government in Boa Vista, Roraima. Do you know of that work? They may have knowledge about scaling this up in the future. I like your project! Good luck.
Dec 28, 2017
Biological control of the mosquito Aedes aegypti
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Awesome!! Glad you made it.
May 04, 2016
Can sloths serve as “canaries in the coal mine” for forest health today and in the past?
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Awesome! Hey cousin! Thanks for the donation and also thanks for the tip. It took me a second to find, it's .org, but wow that is super cool. I've honestly been trying on a small scale to do this sort of semi-automated analysis with otolith analysis in my lab group. I don't have enough samples to make it worth their time...but who knows about the future. I like these sorts of citizen science ideas for big data. Reminds me of the SETI screensaver from the old days.
Apr 14, 2016
Big Fish a Long Way from Home: Using ear bones and teeth to unravel migration in Amazonian fish
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Excellent! I hear Stephen is playing a concert with a pretty incredible piano player this week. Thanks for the book recommendation and the vote of confidence. I'll certainly be sharing on Facebook over the coming month. Keep in touch.
Apr 14, 2016
Big Fish a Long Way from Home: Using ear bones and teeth to unravel migration in Amazonian fish
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Thanks so much for the donation!
Apr 12, 2016
Big Fish a Long Way from Home: Using ear bones and teeth to unravel migration in Amazonian fish
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I'm really excited by the project, and I think it's really timely. We were the first to use this isotopic technique but just the other day another paper was posted in pre-print with a very similar study that confirmed our earlier results (http://bit.ly/1S49pPr , paywall I can send the PDF if anyone wants to read it). Another group also just submitted a paper. Unfortunately, the pace of dam building is what is finally spurring people to do this work...along with the fact that until last year there weren't good baselines for the isotopic chemistry of the river or techniques like ours to predict it. So, there's a convergence of really urgent need and technological ability that makes this possible finally.
Apr 12, 2016
Big Fish a Long Way from Home: Using ear bones and teeth to unravel migration in Amazonian fish
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