Dan Scantlebury’s paper on Madagascan diversification was just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The cover features Dan’s photo of an undescribed species of Pareodura licking its eye. Congratulations to Dan on a job well done. Here’s the abstract of Dan’s paper: “The evolutionary origins of Madagascar’s biodiversity remain mysterious despite the […]
Check out the article about Guigy and his research in The Buzz!
Our senior undergraduate, Ben Desch, will be presenting his Honours thesis “Phylogeography and population structure of the Anolis chlorocyanus species group” this Wednesday at 2:30pm in Hylan 305. Everyone is welcome, so come and support Ben to hear the exciting results from his work in the lab this last year!
Our paper reporting new adenovirus strains in collaboration with two veterinarians came out today. Check it out!
I wrote a tutorial on running structure analyses on the U of R BlueHive computer cluster. If you are interested, its posted on my blog.
Julienne’s latest paper is out in the latest issue of Evolution and features a beautiful photograph of A. distichus by Miguel Landestoy. I’m not sure whose idea it was to put the text directly over the animal’s eye.
The Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine held a poster session last Friday where Ben Desch presented a poster describing the research he did in our lab as a de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellow. Using AFLPs, Ben studied genetic structure of Anolis cristatellus across Puerto Rico. Ben was particularly interested in whether the adaptive dewlap […]
The World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver wrapped up yesterday. For more on all the anole-related talks at the meeting, be sure to check out Anole Annals.
We have a report in the latest issue of Reptiles and Amphibias: Conservation and Natural History that reports range expansion of the invasive Cuban anole Anolis porcatus in the Dominican Republic (PDF link to paper). Anolis porcatus was first discovered in Santo Domingo decades ago, but now appears to have expanded its range outside the […]
With Anthony’s breeding experiment having come to a close with the last F1 baby hatching on Saturday, Dan Macguigan and I have started a new experiment in the lizard room involving dietary manipulations. Look out for the yellow stickers the next time you’re in the lizard room!