The Lizard Lab

Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution of Lizards

We investigate the behaviour, ecology and evolution of lizards. In addition to lizards, we sometimes work on frogs, including cane toads, and have previously worked on snakes, mole-rats and Malawi cichlids. We also have a new project on Australian magpies! Our research falls into three major themes: 1.) animal communication (visual and chemical signals); 2.) cognition (social learning, culture, behavioural flexibility); and 3.) social behaviour/sociality (evolution of kin-based family living, co-operation, complex sociality, social complexity, parental care, mechanisms of sociality) and sexual selection. We are part of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. Take a look at our research to find out more.