Happy to be back in Toronto after a busy and successful field season in the Dominican Republic. Some highlights:
– Successfully piloted, honed, and employed our spray-paint mark-recapture survey protocol at several sites.
– Used ground-based LiDAR (!!) to quantify vegetation structure at sites across the country.
– Worked with incredible filmmakers Neil Losin and Nate Dappen, who are developing anole-related film projects.
– Used a drone for the first time to survey potential sites (thanks Neil Losin and Nate Dappen for letting us play with their drone while they visited; we will now buy our own)
– Made a very nice voucher collection for future genetic and microCT studies back in the lab.
Above all, of course, it was great to explore the Dominican Republic!
Special thanks to Cristian Marte, Gabriel de los Santos, Eveling Gabot, Marcos Rodriguez, and Miguel Landestoy for supporting and helping with our work. We’re looking forward to coming back soon!
Here’s a barrage of cellphone photos from the trip: