Hurricane-induced selection on the morphology of an island lizard

I’ve been sitting on this story for months and I’m excited to finally be able to share it. Remember that work we did in Turks and Caicos last fall? Well, we found something pretty remarkable: the hurricanes caused big shifts in the lizard populations living on both Pine Cay and Water Cay that may have … More Hurricane-induced selection on the morphology of an island lizard

A quick trip to Israel

This last week was the “10th Symposium on the Lacertids of the Mediterranean Basin and 2nd Symposium on Mediterranean Lizards.” I know… a mouthful. There was just about more conference title than participants. All told, about 50 people similarly excited about lizards living in Mediterranean habitats descended on Tel Aviv and shared their work. The … More A quick trip to Israel

Meet the islands: Petalida

Here’s the island of Petalida, one of the two islets we’re working on in the stretch of sea between Paros and Antiparos. It’s one of our favorite islands for catching lizards because it’s covered by a plush carpet of short, soft plants. Enjoy the video! Next up is the final island – Kambana.

Meet the islands: Mavronisi

Mavronisi is one of the more daunting islands for lizards and people alike. It’s got two vegetation patches – “north lobe” and “south lobe” – and north was only colonized last year after what must have been a long, hot, dry, scramble for some lizard Magellan. Enjoy the video!