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.
James Dorey joined LEGS in February 2017 for his Honours year, but he already had a prolific career photographing insects, and bees in particular. His work on bees formed the lead article in the latest issue of Australian Geographic and one of his amazing photographs was used for the front cover. Read more about it … More James Dorey makes lead article and front cover in the latest Australian Geographic issue
We have been busy cleaning up the sleepy lizard field house ready for the new season. Here is a snapshot of the research area.
Dwelling on misty mountains and trudging through tropical forests under the cascading sunlight for the pursuit of fantastic insects is an entomological dream. The search for Fiji’s diverse native bee fauna lead Honours student James Dorey and 18 undergraduate students from Flinders and Uni SA to explore the dynamic Fijian islands, seeking adventure, new species … More 2017 Fiji trip yields large cache of biodiversity data
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our valued friend and colleague, Dale Burzacott. Long time research project coordinator to Prof. Mike Bull, and more recently to the LEGS lab, Dale unexpectedly passed away in late February 2017. He was an integral part of the research conducted on lizards at Flinders University, particularly … More Sad farewell to Dale Burzacott
A recent field trip to Mount Remarkable National Park to collect bees and wasps was very successful when we found an unexpected population of a small parasitoid wasp from the genus Gasteruption. These wasps were flying low over the walking track inspecting holes and crevices. This wasp is very interested as it is very similar … More Stories from the field: A strange wasp encounter