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A few hours to kill..

  On April 8th I had a few hours to kill in the early afternoon. What better way to spend it than searching for reptiles! First I decided to visit a small heath area with sand lizards (Lacerta agilis). A short search resulted in three lizards basking in the sun! On the photo you really see more »

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The beauty of island life; chasing lizards on pacific islands.

It’s been a long time since i’ve posted a blog here. Fact is that life is very busy at the moment sorting out all the data and analysing the samples I brought back from my trip to New Zealand (studying salt excretion in coastal skinks).  In the mean time a lot has happened and I ‘ve more »

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Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis.

Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis. The enigmatic decline of the Dutch fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra terrestris) and the discovery of a new chytrid species. By Tariq Stark and Jordi Janssen Not so long ago our country, the Netherlands, was home to a small but otherwise healthy population of fire more »

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