I recently heard about ESRI StoryMaps for the first time from my brother who just started a job working there. They’re a great, free online platform for using maps, pictures, and videos to tell a compelling story. I think they make for a great science communication tool. Ross and I put together a StoryMap about … More StoryMap science communication
But I’m immensely flattered. Curious, a company that makes educational apps, has a WordGenius daily puzzle to exercise your brain. A friend works there and was “shocked” (I think she meant that in a good way‽) to see my face pop up as the “genius of the day” following the publicity from the Hurricane paper. … More The reports of my genius have been greatly exaggerated
Well, that’s a pleasant surprise. This little blog just made it into the list of top 40 Ecology Blogs to follow in 2018. Of course, I’m embarrassed that this comes after a month of not really posting new material because I’ve been wrapping up Hurricanes post-game press work, planning the follow-up trip to Turks and … More Top 40 Ecology Blogs!
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.
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!
I want to share a better view of the islands we’ve been working on in Greece. I’ve started putting together a series of five videos, “Meet the islands,” that profiles each of the islets we introduced lizards to back in 2014. You’ll see, the islands each have their own character but are also unified in … More Meet the islands: Galiatsos
Our little Greek Wall Lizards are getting the full BBC bright-lights treatment in an upcoming show and will be co-starring with long-time friend of the blog Kinsey Brock. For those of you in the states, tune in to PBS today (April 25) at 8pm EST to watch “Natural Born Rebels.” I’m going to have to … More Podarcis on PBS
After we got off Redonda (and had had a day to scrub up and do some laundry) Geoff and I were asked to give a live TV interview for Antigua and Barbuda Today! The Redonda Restoration Program (like them on FB if you can!) and a Fulbright Fellow named Andrew Maurer working in Antigua this … More We were live on national TV!
The trip to Redonda was a huge success and even more importantly, the restoration project is going tremendously well! Last year, Redonda was dusty and dry, overrun with goats and rats that were mowing through the vegetation and hurting the islands’ unique mix of plants and animals, including three endemic lizards. This year, the island … More We’re back from Redonda!
Remember when I said these last two months had been hectic? Well, one of the reasons was that in the middle of packing up our apartment Claire and I took a last-minute 10-day trip to London! We need to be out of the US for 330 days in 2018 for tax reasons and we realized … More A love note to the London Museum of Natural History