Happy New Year From Newhaven, NT!!

Well, after three months of a four-month fieldtrip to AWC Newhaven, I thought it was time to send a long-overdue update via the Lizard Lab Blog!

Newhaven veterans Chris Turnbull and Andy Beattie joined me for the first month of the trip, and as always, were incredibly helpful and great company. I have since . . . → Read More: Happy New Year From Newhaven, NT!!

Field assistant required for work on Great Desert Skinks in the Northern Territory

An enthusiastic and capable fieldwork assistant is needed for a study on Great Desert Skinks (Liopholis kintorei) in the Northern Territory. The project forms the behavioural component of a PhD investigating the sociality and dispersal of these unique lizards.

In particular, help is required for:

Capture, measurement and PIT-tagging of . . . → Read More: Field assistant required for work on Great Desert Skinks in the Northern Territory

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: 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