Tail loss (aututomy) is one of the more amazing things done by lizards, but for for me it’s a frustrating reality of studying the physiology of sprinting because rough handling (by me when I was a beginning Ph.D. student and now in my lab by some undergrads) results in a lost tail and thus changed locomotor mechanics. Leer más.
Today I am participating in my first Blog Carnival (or blogero, Spanish edition coming soon!), which is called #SnakesAtYourService and is about the roles snakes play in ecosystems. Check out the links to the other posts below. Leer más.
The Herpetologists’ League is pleased to announce the 2014 competition for The Herpetologists’ League Graduate Research Awards, If you are an M.S. or Ph.D. student with research results, then you may be eligible to apply for an award. Note that the application no longer requires an extended abstract. To participate, you must … Leer más.
When Dr Vimoksalehi Lukoschek started her research on the evolution of sea snakes she needed a location with plenty of animals to study. Ashmore Reef was an obvious choice. Lying about halfway between Australia’s Kimberley coast and East Timor, Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve was renowned for being a sea snake hot spot. Previous surveys had found high numbers of sea snakes of a huge variety, some not found anywhere else in the world. Leer más.