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Jens Hegg

Jens Hegg

Palouse, WA

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Published on Jan 11, 2018

How it all ended up: A (very) late synopsis of the successful collaboration you funded.

How it all ended up: A (very) late synopsis of the successful collaboration you funded. First, let me apologize for the delay in updating you on the results of my visit to Amazonia. I realize that...

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Published on Feb 06, 2017

Porto Seguro, Belém, and parts unknown

Hello to all my supporters!This last week has been a whirlwind of new friends, new research, and potential collaboration. I spent the last week in Porto Seguro, in the state of Bahia, at the 22nd B...

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Published on Nov 11, 2016

Planning for the big trip!

Hello again!I've allowed this campaign to go silent for too long, I apologize. Despite the lack of communication I've been working in the background to make sure we use the funds you gave me to the...

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Published on May 02, 2016

WOW! Thanks so much!!

A sincere thank you to everyone who has helped to put this project over the 100% funding threshold! I'm humbled by all of your support, whether it was donations or endorsements. We'...

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Published on Apr 28, 2016

New Video Subtitles! Portuguese and Spanish

Just a quick note to let you all know that the project video now has hardcoded subtitles in both Portuguese and Spanish. If you know anyone who would rather get to know the project in their own lan...

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Published on Apr 26, 2016

It's Time for the Final Push!

First, thank you all for your donations! This effort is proceeding faster and with more support than I imagined and I have all of you to thank.Because of your interest and support I'm asking each o...

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Published on Apr 17, 2016

So, what is a sawfish exactly?

Today is #SawfishSunday on Twitter so I thought that it would be a great day to explain the weirdest and most amazing fish we'll be studying.Sawfish are crazy cool animals, but they...

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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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