Lizard Lab news!

A Lizard Lab update is long overdue! The lab has had the pleasure of hosting Stephan Leu as a visiting postdoc. Stephan and Martin have been working on a paper together and planning upcoming research on blueys (social networks) and sleepy lizards (with Mike Bull). Stephan has done some fantastic work on social networks . . . → Read More: Lizard Lab news!

Dispatches from the field: spectacular horned lizards, leeches and delicious curries in Sri Lanka

I didn’t have internet access in the field, so this dispatch is actually coming from my living-room in Sydney! I have just returned from a field trip with Ruchira Somaweera to the Knuckles Mountain range, which is to the north of Kandy in central Sri Lanka. Ruchira is the famed author of “Lizards of . . . → Read More: Dispatches from the field: spectacular horned lizards, leeches and delicious curries in Sri Lanka

Dispatches from the field: bushfires, thorny devils and spinifex in Central Australia

We are currently at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary (about 350 km WNW of Alice Springs) working on sociality in the Great Desert Skink (Liopholis kintorei), which is the subject of Siobhan Dennison’s PhD. Adam Stow, Steve McAlpin and Martin Whiting flew in to Alice Springs and were met by Siobhan and Christine Turnbull.

Newhaven is . . . → Read More: Dispatches from the field: bushfires, thorny devils and spinifex in Central Australia

Dispatches from China part 2: lizards, yak poo and high altitude basketball

We are currently in a race against the clock. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t exactly been kind to us. Yesterday was great, we had a nice sunny day and collected tons of data. (We are in China visiting and assisting Dr. Qi Yin on his toad-agama project with an eye to setting up future collaborative . . . → Read More: Dispatches from China part 2: lizards, yak poo and high altitude basketball

Dispatches from China part 1: Lizards, culture and our inability to understand the Chinese currency

For all those Lizard Lab followers, you’re in for a treat! For those of you who are not aware, Martin and Dan have been travelling through China with some colleagues (Dr. Qi Yin and Wu Yau Yong) to look at a peculiar and unique lizard population in the far North of Sichuan Province. Our . . . → Read More: Dispatches from China part 1: Lizards, culture and our inability to understand the Chinese currency