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Category Archives: Anoles and Anolologists in the News
Anole Biology Featured in the St. Augustine Times
Read up on the exciting experimental population biology studies of Dan Warner and Alexis Harrison here.
Amazing Research Opportunity for Young Anole Aficionados
Are you an undergraduate student with dreams of traveling to the Caribbean to study lizards? If so, your dream could be realized through the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program organized by Bob Powell at Avila University. Now in … Continue reading
Anoles in the New York Times
The Travel section of the NYT recently featured Caribbean getaways and, of course, anoles were a criteria for choosing which destinations to feature. This isn’t a tough one, but can anyone identify this agave-loving anole?
Anolis carolinensis is headlining the new exhibition on animal sex in the Natural History Museum Rosenstein, Stuttgart, Germany. Go check it out if you’re in the area http://webmuseen.de/sex-stuttgart.html
Anolologists on the Move: Jason Kolbe
Jason Kolbe, the doyen of anole invasion biology and conservation genetics, has taken up a faculty position at the University of Rhode Island. Research in his lab generally addresses the evolutionary dynamics of biological invasions using Anolis lizards as a model … Continue reading
Creation Science Take On Anole Genome
Answersingenesis.org, whose mission is to “proclaim the absolute truth and authority of the Bible with boldness,” has a Science Notes section which provides “a weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint.” Here’s what it had to say about the publication … Continue reading
Dead for a Day – Long Live the Lizard Man, Eric Pianka
Eric Pianka is no stranger to bizarre conversations. As a public figure in evolutionary biology, he has engaged in numerous perplexing discussions with vociferous dissenters from the Creationist and Intelligent Design camps. On September 26, 2011 Eric Pianka received what … Continue reading
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Another Anole-Packed Issue of Reptiles & Amphibians
As with the previous issue, the just released September number of IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History is a bonanza for anoliphiles. The photo above is from the inside back cover, relating to the article on Cuban herps that … Continue reading
Irene Passing Over Abaco
According to NOAA, the eye is over Abaco right now, with sustained wind speeds of 115 mph
The Impending Armageddon II
Doesn’t look good. Staniel and particularly Abaco are right in the path of Irene–Category III for Abaco. Hang in there, lizards and people!
Bahamas Research Update: The Impending Armageddon
AA readers may recall a series of post this past May, in which I discussed research on anole ecology and evolution in the Bahamas. Those posts discussed studies that have been ongoing in Abaco for several years on the effect … Continue reading
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The Anole Genome: Coming Soon To A Newstand Near You
Paper accepted, proofs corrected. Next, the movie adaptation. But who will play Green Anole?
Chance, Fate, The Existence of God…and Anoles
Faye Flam’s Planet of the Apes column in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer is entitled “Is Life Inevitably or Chance? Lizards May Tell.” Turns out that anoles may hold the answer to some of life’s most profound questions.
Hedges Team Rediscovers Anolis darlingtoni
Last week, Blair Hedges led a team of scientists, journalists and naturalists on a helicopter tour of some of the most remote forested habitats remaining on Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula. For anole enthusiasts, this expedition’s most remarkable find was the rediscovery … Continue reading
Beauty + Brains Puts Anoles in the Spotlight
Who could turn down a good looker with something upstairs, especially wearing a gorgeous shade of green? Not the Economist, which featured Leal and Powell’s study of anole cognition in this week’s edition (no, it’s not the article on the … Continue reading
Anole Origami in the New York Times
Check it out. Read the backstory here.
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And The Carnage Will Continue …
On the 28th of April, 2011, I posted an article here in AA about the actions of the Taiwanese authorities to try and remove Anolis sagrei in Chiayi County. On the 25th of June, 2011, it was announced that they … Continue reading
Great Moments in Anolology: Dedication of the MCZ Herp Library in Honor of Ernest Williams
“…On the first weekend of October in 2009, 125 anole biologists traveled from eight countries to Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology to attend the 6th Anolis Symposium. It had been 10 years since the previous symposium, and a reunion … Continue reading
Luke Mahler Wins Fisher Prize
The Society for the Study of Evolution gives the R.A. Fisher Prize “for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation paper published in the journal Evolution during a given calendar year.” This year’s awardee is Luke Mahler, for the paper, which appeared on … Continue reading
Never Underestimate The Ability Of The Media To Make A Bad Situation Worse
The brown anole (Anolis sagrei) was discovered in Santzepu, Chiayi County, southwestern Taiwan, in mid 2000, and except for a few academics, most people didn’t seem to notice the existence of this exotic invasive species. That all changed when red … Continue reading
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