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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 in […]

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Best to sleep around to help the kids – if you’re a frog – Sydney Morning Herald

Here is an article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Max Mason, reporting on work recently published by Phil Byrne and Martin Whiting. Best to sleep around to help the kids – if you’re a frog

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Flat lizards are UV lizards

Augrabies Flat lizards, made famous in David Attenborough’s Life in Cold Blood (Dragons of the Dry) and also in Planet Earth (Deserts) have made the news again. Our study of their visual system reveals remarkably high sensitivity to UV. In fact, they are approximately three times more sensitive to UV than other lizards. You can […]

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Harmonious orgy is winning formula for frogs – Australian Geographic

Here is an Australian Geographic report on all Phil’s hard work in the field! Harmonious orgy is winning formula for frogs – Australian Geographic.

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Happy new year from the Lizard Lab!

Living in Sydney does have its benefits! Photos copyright Martin Whiting.

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The water dragon project gets a series of high profile visitors!

Prior to the ISBE conference in Perth, the Lizard Lab was visited by Mike Cant (University of Exeter), Marlene Zuk (UC Riverside) and John Alcock (Arizona State University). All visited the water dragon site (at different times) and tried their hands at catching water dragons. Here are some photos (some of the poorer ones were […]