Our new research (undertaken in collaboration with Martin Whiting and his lizard lab at Macquarie University) about polyandry in eastern water dragons has now been published in Ecology and Evolution! We showed that female polyandry was the norm, and found no evidence that females favor less related males, or that less related males had higher fitness.
In other news, check out this friendly encounter between Honours candidate Dan and a dragon he encountered at Roma Street Parkland.
It’s going to be another exciting and busy 12 months. A few weeks ago we welcomed PhD candidates Alexis Levengood and Carme Piza Roca to our research group. We’ve also had a couple of papers accepted for publication over the break. The first, which describes the efficiency of detection dogs for koala conservation is already online here.
Say cheese! Dragons can do fieldwork too! USC PhD candidate Kasha caught this great moment last week.
Thanks Riana and Bethan for another great Summer field season (Sept – Dec) in Roma Street Parkland!