Tagged with field work

A Good Start

A Good Start

  Yesterday was the beginning of a 14 day research trip to Puerto Rico. So far the trip has been very exciting.   I’m here with graduate student Elizabeth Carlen (@E_Carlen) and budding young biologist Jessica Li. We are working primarily at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo this time. Instead of staying at our … Continue reading

Dewlapping Anolis stratulus

Dewlapping Anolis stratulus

On my trip to Puerto Rico this past fall I was able to get some decent video of Anolis stratulus dewlapping. Check it out!     This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Field Trip Recap: Bimini, The Bahamas

Field Trip Recap: Bimini, The Bahamas

  A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Bimini, in the Bahamas along with Harvard post-doc Graham Reynolds, Harvard graduate student Pavitra Muralidhar, and UMass Boston undergraduate, Jason Fredette. We went with the simple goals of kicking off a research project in the Losos lab on Anolis sagrei  and to observe as many other herps as we could. … Continue reading

Brown Anolis cuvieri

Brown Anolis cuvieri

The crown-giant anole of Puerto Rico, Anolis cuvieri, is typically a strikingly bright emerald green lizard. A. cuvieri juveniles have a brownish coloration, which they lose as they mature. Except for some A. cuvieri that keep this brown coloration into adulthood. This color morph was documented in a 1975 paper by Rand and Andrews (“Adult Color Dimorphism and … Continue reading

Anecdotes of X-rays

Anecdotes of X-rays

One of the perks of using a digital xray system for morphological measurements is that I get to see all sorts of interesting things that are difficult to detect or are not visible to the naked eye.  I picked out a few of my favorite xrays from my recent field trip to Puerto Rico.  These … Continue reading

Forest anoles and Urban anoles

Forest anoles and Urban anoles

We have successfully made it through 4 days of habitat sampling and are only a little short of our goals on the timeline because of a massive rain storm that rolled through Mayaguez around 5pm yesterday. So far we have completed the habitat availability sampling at both sites and have collected habitat use data in … Continue reading

Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico!

I’m back in Puerto Rico for another field season!  This trip we will be sampling pretty heavily in a forest and urban site in Mayaguez.  We got in late sunday night and then yesterday we were hit with a pretty intense thunderstorm that caused flash flooding across the island, so we didn’t really get to … Continue reading