Ronald Clouse

I won’t soon forget a collecting excursion nearly seven years ago on Guam with Prashant Sharma. He and I had been crisscrossing Micronesia and the Philippines looking for various daddy-long-legs and ants, and although there were some species of these animals collected only from Guam and the nearby Mariana Islands, it had been several decades…

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  Ever since Dr. Arvin Diesmos picked up two juveniles under a…

Changing Planet

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.  After leaving Mt. Bulusan behind and reconvening in Manila, my colleague,…

Changing Planet

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. After returning to Manila from Panay Island, I was there for…

Changing Planet

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. Click here to read Leaf-Litter Connoisseurs: Part One Prashant left Sibaliw…

Wildlife

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. We took the short cut up to Sibaliw (“si-BAL-yu”) Research Station,…

Wildlife

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On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit. Tuesday night, May 14th, I arrived in Manila via Hawaii and Guam….

Changing Planet

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