Honours student graduates from the LEGS lab for 2020 were Kendall Whitaker, Aaron De Koning, Sophie Hammond, Sarah Barker and Tricia Slattery. Well done! Jack Valcic, Jack Bilby, Deanne Trewartha, Connor Panozzo, Alice Biggins Baker, Evie Gooding are the honours students for 2021.
Our review article on parasites in sleepy lizards that has been published. See here
When times are tough sleepy lizards become grazers read more about it here.
The lab has been awarded funding to cover the basics of the sleepy lizard survey for the next three years!
This sick Sleepy Lizard was handed into the Para Hills Veterinary Clinic in South Australia by a member of Rescue Fauna. Apparently, a Golden Retriever found the lizard and retrieved it for its owner to inspect. What a good dog! The team at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic who treated the sleepy for infection, allowed me … More Looking for the bobtail flu
Central Australia is a severely under sampled region for insect diversity. Therefore, when an opportunity arose to travel through the red centre to attend the 49th Annual Australian Entomological Society Conference 2018 held in Alice Springs, we jumped at the chance. Two and half weeks of intense fieldwork, dusty everything and entomologists galore yielded some … More Alice Springs, central insects sampling and the 49th Australian Entomological Society Conference
The fantastic staff at the Flinders University library have taken on the mammoth task of digitising our long term sleepy lizard dataset. This dataset includes over 55,000 records of sleepy lizard observations from our Mt Mary/Bundey Bore study site. They recently provided us with the below diagram of their progress to date. A tremendous effort! … More Digitisation of the sleepy lizard long term dataset
LEGS PhD student Ben Parslow’s work on Gasteruptiid wasps has uncovered a new species, named for the locality of its discovery. It is the first species of the endemic Australian genus to be found in the Northern Territory, and has a unique yellow-brown coloration with an elongated proplueron (neck). Congratulations to Ben – Keep up the … More A description of a brand new species of wasp, Hyptiogaster arafura!
The sleepy lizard and pygmy bluetongue team were visited by herpetological legend Robert Bustard. Robert contacted Mike Gardner primarily to look at the sleepy lizards whilst on a 6 week trip to Australia to examine colour variation in T. rugosa.
Join us for a very special symposium recognising the contribution of Prof. Mike Bull to the fields of herpetology, animal behaviour, conservation and parasitolgy. Please RSVP to the dinner by the 29th September 2017.