We are back in the field and setting up a new experiment on reproductive mode evolution! Delays due to covid are behind us and I'm thrilled to be at CNRS Station for Theoretical and Experimental Ecology and starting our collaboration with ecology legend Jean Clobert.
First lizard pots are ready and lizards are arriving this week!
This is a NERC funded project with Maureen Bain and Jean Clobert, and the collaboration of Hans Recknagel and new postdoc Morgane Bonade, to dig deeper into the functional genomics and development of oviparity and viviparity. Further through this experiment we will directly tackle the thorny issue of putative reversal to oviparity ... do lizards break Dollo's Law?
Also perfect timing for some momentum, as our major paper on functional genomics of oviparity vs viviparity is in press and should be out any moment.
more new soon!