Hi Everyone, It’s been a little while in coming but another dissertation chapter was published today! This one is in Functional Ecology and titled Feed or Fight: Testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard. I know you’ve seen teasers over the last while but it’s … More Another chapter was published today!
Hi Everyone! Thanks for all of the support and encouragement! The defense was a success! I’m still in the process of recuperating – I’m looking forward to a few more nights of good sleep without worrying about lizards! But, before too long I’ll post some more photos and videos from the presentation. Thanks again for … More Dr. Colin!
Hey Everyone, I’m back in New Haven for the final count down. If you’re interested in tuning in for the defense at 9:00 EST this Wednesday morning, it’s going to be live streaming here at this site. You can log in as a guest, watch the video, and even ask questions if you like. It’s run … More Live-streaming the defense!
Happy New Years everyone. As my last post said, the first 5 weeks of 2016 are going to be pretty intense. I’ve checked off box 1 and am getting close on box 2. Next step, writing the introduction and conclusion of the dissertation as a whole! As a little aside, I spent Christmas in Georgia … More Happy 2016
Well, after years of “the dissertation will be due at some point in 5 or 6 years” I finally have a deadline: February 3rd, 2016! So the countdown begins. Jorge Cham at PhDComics sums it up: To do: Submit revisions of chapter 3 Submit chapter 4 to a journal Write the dissertation part of my … More The countdown begins
I’m in the Bahamas! Actually, I’m just back from the Bahamas but I spent 6 days catching lizards all over the island of Andros. I’ve got stories and a lot of pictures, so I’m going to trickle them out over the next week or two (otherwise all I’d have to tell you about is more … More In the Bahamas looking for Anoles
I’ve spent the last two months working in a new desk (and new zip code) and have yet to update you all. Sorry! Surprise, I’m spending this year in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, working with Dr. Jonathan Losos. The goal is to think more about evolution in my Greek lizards. As you … More Lizards at Harvard
Hi Everyone, It’s been a long time since my last post because I’ve been spending all of my blog-time allowance on designing a completely new website. Well, hours and hours later, I’m not happy with version 2.0 so I’ve added some new pages to 1.0 and I think I’m going to reinvest in the blog for … More Updating the website
This is what happens when you take a few too many waves broadside without a sprayskirt! I will say though, despite the water that kayak got me back to shore through a couple of reef shoals and some pretty big waves. What a good boat! I think the “good to the last drop” shimmy at the end is my … More Pouring out the kayak
Here’s one more lizard video, enjoy!