Curious about the natural history of Australian lizards?

The Lizard Lab recently had the pleasure of a visit from Steve Wilson and he was kind enough to bring a few copies of his new book Australian Lizards: A Natural History. As Steve points out in the preface, we don’t hear people talking about lizards nearly enough! The root of this problem may, . . . → Read More: Curious about the natural history of Australian lizards?

Lizard Lab launches Instagram account!

For those of you with Instagram accounts, the Lizard Lab has just launched it’s own account: lizardlab

Please follow us! Here’s a sample of our Instagram photos:

. . . → Read More: Lizard Lab launches Instagram account!

The global conservation status of reptiles: one in five species is threatened

With the exception of perhaps crocodiles and turtles, the attention devoted to the conservation of reptiles has for a long time lagged behind that devoted to birds and mammals. A recent study published in Biological Conservation, to which we contributed a small amount of data, has attempted to redress this conservation short-fall. The extinction . . . → Read More: The global conservation status of reptiles: one in five species is threatened

Happy new year from the Lizard Lab!

Admittedly a little late, but this is what happens when you leave your camera at a friend’s house in the city. All the best for 2013 from the Lizard Lab! We hope to keep providing field dispatches and news about our findings and those of the scientific community in general. . . . → Read More: Happy new year from the Lizard Lab!

Dan Noble talks lizard cognition

The Reptile Living Room interviewed Lizard Lab member Dan Noble about our recent Biology Letters paper on spatial cognition in Eastern Water skinks. Here’s what he had to say:

Hot off the press! “Learning outdoors: male lizards show flexible spatial learning under semi-natural conditions”

For anyone interested in comparative cognition, these are exciting times and 2012 has been a good year for lizards! Manuel Leal and Robert Powell’s study of Anolis cognition demonstrated that lizards are capable of behavioural flexibility. (Behavioural flexibility, a key feature of advanced cognition, is the ability to solve a novel problem, or develop . . . → Read More: Hot off the press! “Learning outdoors: male lizards show flexible spatial learning under semi-natural conditions”

The anti-gravity effects of lizard perturbations

The Lizard Lab has an official artist: Sid (aka Steve) Sledge! Here is some of his recent work entitled “the anti-gravity effects of lizard perturbations…”. See more of his amazing work or for insights on life and art, see his blog!

A new paper on the natural hisory of flap-necked chameleons

See our new paper on the natural history of the flap-necked chameleon from southern Africa. It can be downloaded for free from the MCZ web page:

http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/Publications/search_pubs.html?publication=Breviora

Lizard Lab launches Flickr account

We have been loading tons of photos from past field trips and of many of our study animals. Our photos are arranged in “sets”, which is really a gallery/album. Follow the link below and have a look at a set of your choice during your next coffee break! Alternatively, search under “The Lizard Lab” . . . → Read More: Lizard Lab launches Flickr account