A recent issue of the journal, International Reptile Conservation Federation (IRCF), contains two short articles featuring recent observations of two new species introductions to Abaco. Below, I relay these findings and offer a few thoughts on what these recent observations suggest for the future of Abaco’s fauna. […]
We spent some time on Abaco recently with Harvard post-doc Graham Reynolds. He sent us this quick update on his research program – thanks Graham! (Some coverage of Graham’s research in the New York Times and The Scientist magazine)
Anolis sagrei, the Brown or Festive Anole, is rapidly becoming a model system for the study of ecology and evolution, […]
Ali Ball sent me this cool photo of a Bahamian racer (Cubophis vudii) in the later stages of ingesting a Curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus cairinatus) in Little Harbour. She noted that it took so long for the snake to finish it’s meal that her husband had enough time to run up to the house and retrieve a camera in order to […]
Last week Craig sent me a few photos of a Curly-tailed lizard in the jaws of a Bahamian racer (Cubophis vudii). While we often imagine Curly-tails as predators, they are certainly not at the top of the food chain here. Bahamian racers, boas, and red-tailed hawks (see previous post) undoubtedly consume many Curly-tailed lizards.
I don’t really know too much […]
Logan, ML, RM Cox, and R. Calsbeek. 2014. Natural selection on thermal performance in a novel thermal environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111: 14165-14169.
Jonathan Losos over at Anole Annals breaks down a new paper by the Calsbeek lab at Dartmouth. The topic of the paper is the dispersal of young away from their place of birth and the fitness consequence of that movement in brown anoles (LINK to pdf).
A surprising finding about anoles and climate change – Washington Post story here.
Cool study over at Anole Annals. Lots of links embedded to more information.
Anole researchers return to Abaco and deliver a few odd observations of from the field.