If you’re curious who I’ll be working with in Redonda, check out this video about FFI’s conservation efforts in Antigua. Dr. Jenny Daltry is the leader of the Redonda restoration effort and the one who initially contacted us about the lizard research, so I’ve been working closely with her to coordinate plans. FFI has been working in the … More A great video about FFI conservation in Antigua
I’m very excited to get some new tech out into the field asap! The Losos lab has decided to get a bird’s eye view of lizard habitat so we’ve just brought home this beautiful DJI Mavic Pro. It’s a little hard to tell from the photo but the drone folds up to be approximately the size … More The Losos lab is taking to the sky
Here’s a blast from the past. Back in 2013 while at SNRE a friend and I made a video for a class on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Another of my professors recently emailed asking about it and I dug it out of YouTube mothballs. At least, I thought it’d been collecting dust, it turns out in … More What does biodiversity do for us?
Yesterday’s post was a bit of teaser for the setup of the high-speed video. Now let’s see a couple of examples! (For full effect, I’d recommend playing this on full volume in the background. Rest assured, once we have a highlight reel of lizard runs we’ll definitely be creating a montage of our own) There’s all … More And some high-speed videos
This Fall, one of my big data-driven dissertation chapters was published in Functional Ecology. The paper is called “Feed or Fight: Testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard.” Long story short: we found that lizards on small islands were larger than lizards on big islands. … More Lizards on small islands bite harder than lizards on big islands… and why!
I was just going through old videos on my hard drive and found this. I spent a whole night last year taking these photos – each about 6 feet apart – all the way across the Naxos frontage and to the Portera. I don’t know why I never uploaded it… it would have filled in a … More Naxos Portera Hyperlapse
Actually, this is more of a cautionary tale… we definitely haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe watch the video of Angus’ efforts and let me know if you have suggestions. At the least, we’ve decided to next time remove the ink sac intact! Before: The process: After:
Here’s some teaser footage from a recent kayaking trip. The kayaks are working great, thanks Oru! I’m heading out kayaking to a small island again in an hour, I should have some more footage soon!
Hi Everyone, As promised, here’s a quick tour of our living quarters courtesy of Kat, Angus, and Zach. They took some artistic license with my request for a quick video tour through the house… hope you enjoy! All credit goes to the three of them, and before you give me a hard time about giving … More Introducing the Castle!
The crowdfunding campaign on http://www.experiment.com is going great! First and foremost, thank you to all of the backers for your support and generosity. With your help, we hit my $3,385 goal and fulfilled my $15,385 minimum budget to make this experiment happen! I am thrilled at the chance, and so excited to have you all on … More First Crowdfunding Goal Reached!