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Karl Kjer

Karl Kjer

Karl Kjer

Karl Kjer Award-winning scientist, teacher, and writer

Karl Kjer is an accomplished editor, researcher, professor and author. His work has been cited on more than 4100 occasions and has appeared in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. A noted molecular biologist and entomologist, Kjer now works as a freelance writer and editor and offers services as a scient...




Karl Kjer

Karl Kjer: Tips for Aquarium Beginn

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Karl Kjer: What Freelance Writers.

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Karl Kjer || Expert writer on taxonomist

Karl Kjer

Karl Kjer: Minnesota Connections

What's your title and when did you start?

Karl Kjer was born and spent much of his younger years in the state of Minnesota. Some of Kjer’s more notable Minnesota connections include receiving a kiss as a baby from then-U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey; growing up in the boyhood home of noted radio personality and author Garrison Keillor, and spending a good portion of his childhood living just down the street from former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.

The 1KITE Initiative: Past, Present and Future

Professor Karl Kjer at Entomology 2015: We discuss the formation of the 1000 insect transcriptome initiative. By necessity, the project was split into three phases, the first of which, involving the analysis of 1478 genes from 144 taxa from across Hexapoda, has been published.

“The ‘Anthropocene’ great extinction is happening right now,” wrote Karl Kjer,