Sunday, April 23, 2017

UNIDOS POR LA CIENCIA


Today (4/22/2017) we joined forces with the Mid-Missouri community and March For Science. Our message was loud and clear "Science is for all and must be supported" Our march and those around world had a common message, undermining science education and research threatens public health, the environment, our livelihood, and the planet--now and for future generations. 

Han's Awesome Sign

After the march we entertained questions from the general public as apart of a science festival. Our table was well attended and the attendees were extremely curious about the biology of amphibians and reptiles. 

Ellee, Han, and Eddie answering questions about lizard's biology 

Arianne and Jake answering questions about salamander's biology

Levi trying to change the fear toward snakes, one kid at a time

The Chipojolab was also represented at the science march in San Francisco, thanks to Alex. 
Alex Gundeson at the San Francisco march. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beyond Anoles


Han Hoekzema, a senior working in the Chipojolab, and representing the lab at Life Science Week 2017. Han’s poster resulted from her work testing potential behavioral paradigms to evaluate cognitive abilities in fence lizards. If you are wondering how fence lizards measured to anoles, stay tuned, we should know soon. 
Han presenting her poster at Life Science Week 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kudos to Ellee


Ellee, was awarded a Student Research Grant from the Animal Behavior Society. In case you are wondering, Ellee's goal is to fill the gap on our current understanding of the mechanisms mediating aggression and territoriality in female anole lizards under natural conditions.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

New Gizmo


We recently acquired a portable field metabolic system, a gizmo that will allow us to measure 02, CO2 and water loss, in the field.  If it works, measuring physiological variables without the need to bringing lizards to the lab. Arianne is very quickly becoming the expert, and because a photo is worth a thousand words, no need to say how excited she is about the potential questions that she will be addressing in the near future.

Arianne calibrating our new gizmo. Note: how nicely she has 
color coded each of the sample ports.