We have a new paper out today from the Greek Island system! As readers know, we’ve been tracking the Aegean Wall lizards introduced to the Greek experimental islets back in 2014. The experimental islets are predator-free, and so the lizard populations have really taken off. With this increase in lizard numbers, we’ve been finding signs … More Rapid and repeated shifts in chemical signals in Greece
This spring is flying by and now it’s time to head to Greece. I’m eager to see what tales the Introduction Islands have to tell. Even more so, I’m just excited to get back to Naxos. Every year I go back, I get more excited to reconnect with this incredibly special corner of the world. … More Next stop, Greece
Greece came and went this year faster than it ever has before. I think it had to do with the fact that it was the third of my field expeditions this spring. Maybe it had something to do with the only three days at home between returning from the Bahamas and leaving for Athens. Much … More Back from Greece!
Well, it was a bit of a surprise to me! This spring has flown by between my dissertation defense and post-doc hunting; trips to California, Minnesota, New York, and Maine; and now the start of a very quick field season in Greece to revisit the introduction islands for the next week and a half. After … More Surprise, I’m back in Greece!
Well, life got crazy again. I’m prepping for a conference next week in Baltimore, trying to push two papers out the door before September deadlines, sorting out shipping specimens from Greece to CT, trying to make sense of dissertation writing, and putting together post-doc (!) applications. To take my mind off all that for a minute, … More A few videos from Greece
Gyros are amazing. Every year, as excited as I am to get back into the field and chasing lizards, my first stop is my favorite gyro shop on Naxos. You can see why: This year the gyros couldn’t come fast enough, so I decided to try my hand at making some. While the endeavor turned into … More The best kind of preparations for Greece
As per normal, the field season in Greece finished at a sprint and I fell (way) behind on keeping up with the stories. Sorry! I’m going to back-date a few posts to get you all up to speed. All in all, the summer was a great success – I collected nearly all the data I … More Greece Wrap-up
It’s that time again! The official countdown to Greece has begun. That means two things: I’m running around crazily trying to get everything ready, and this blog is finally going to get interesting again. I leave New Haven on the 28th of April and will be in Naxos on the 30th. Before that, I hope … More Countdown to Greece
A little overdue but I have good Internet so here are some photos left over from Greece! Awesome sun protection gear! Trees growing along the ground due to extremely strong winds! Johannes and Clinton at work. Note our boat way down the slope! An island largely denuded by goats. The lizards were still there but … More Some last photos from Greece
Oh man. I just found out the hard way there’s no undo button on the iPad. I’d just finished writing out this post when I accidentally deleted the entire thing. Bother. Well, here we go again. I’m sure you’ll be able to tell I’m running really low on sleep. I made it to Greece! I’ve … More Made it to Greece!