Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bahamas study published!

For those of you who have been dying to hear some results from the many ongoing projects in the Bahamas, your wait is over. Manuel and colleagues have recently published a paper in Science Express, which demonstrates that "both founder effects and natural selection jointly determine trait values in [the studied] populations". Very cool. Below, you can find some previously unreleased "behind the scenes" photographs of the research. I've also provided a smattering of links to some media articles about the study. Others are certainly out there, but these seemed the most unique in terms of content and language. And don't forget to watch a great video clip at Duke Today or on OnePakistan. Enjoy!

Manuel Leal pushes the crew onward to another cay when the tide is low ...

"Buddy provides valuable logistical support, including making sure that Jonathan and Tom don't miss any lizards." - ML

"We go to great lengths to ensure that the lizards are kept alive and healthy, while we collect the necessary morphological data." - ML

Media links:
1. The Washington Post
2. LiveScience on & The Huffington Post
3. The Daily Mail Online (UK)
4. TG Daily
5. RedOrbit
6. Futurity
7. Der Standard (Austria)
8. Europa Press (Spain)
9. Wissenschaft aktuell (Germany)

And a new one! ... 10. El Nuevo Dia (Puerto Rico)

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