Great visit to QCAZ/PUCE in Ecuador!

Excellent trip to Ecuador to visit the QCAZ museum collections and catch up with colleagues Omar Torres-Carvajal, Fernando Ayala-Varela, Santiago Ron, and students. Other highlights were a great lunch with Carlos Valle at USFQ and some light anole-watching. A few pics from the trip:




Luke, Simon Lobos, Fernando Ayala-Varela


Simon, ceviche


Simon, Fernando, Luke, Francis

Caribbean IUCN Red List Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Just wrapped up a great NatureServe-led workshop where we made draft IUCN Red List assessments of all Caribbean reptiles (save those from Cuba, which will be tackled soon). Special thanks to organizers Blair Hedges, Phil Bowles, Thomas Brooks, and Bruce Young for organizing (and to Bruce and Tom for taking me to El Yunque before my flight out).


This is Anolis evermanni. It’s a trunk-crown anole, and it knows exactly where on this wall it belongs.