On Tuesday, August 30th my student Tom Radomski successfully defended his masters thesis!!! He gave a great talk on biogeography and niche evolution in the Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus. One of his committee members noted this was Ph.D. quality work, and I agree.
I am always happy to see a student graduate and move on to the next challenge in life, but I am also sad to see them go. Tom is loved by everyone, and we already miss his spritely energy.