FensFest 2017

This last Saturday was the 75th anniversary of the Fenway Victory Gardens so the Garden society hosted a terrific party. I caught a couple of lizards in the compost pile the day before and had them on display for visitors to learn about the Italian Wall Lizards in Boston. I need to work on the … More FensFest 2017

In the news

News stories highlighting Colin Donihue’s research on ecology and evolution around the web and in print
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The Green Monster is back!

It’s Red Sox opening day and we’re finally getting some sun and warm temperatures. Baseball fans aren’t the only ones defrosting down in the Fenway; I just got word that an Italian Wall Lizard, our “Green Monster,” poked its head out of one of the compost piles it most likely over-wintered in. Go Red Sox and … More The Green Monster is back!

The Boston Podarcis (part 2)

So last post was talking about a visit from October 2nd last year. Over the next several days, we made quite a few more trips to check on the lizards, and we kept finding more! Here are a few pictures: All in all we’ve found over a dozen animals, pretty well spread out through the whole garden! What’s … More The Boston Podarcis (part 2)


Scientific publications by Dr. Colin Donihue on lizard ecology and evolution in urban and human-dominated landscapes. … More Publications


I’m a Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology working primarily with Jonathan Losos. I study the drivers and consequences of functional trait variation in lizards. My research yields insight into human-driven variation in lizard behavioral, morphological, physiological, and performance traits. My field research … More Research