The great 2015 tadpole search

08 September 2015

We wanted to know where the Cape platanna breeds...

...so we all set out to walk transects until we found them. 

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PeerJ top spot

28 August 2015

We got top spot on PeerJ:

...and it looks great!

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MacMermaid

28 August 2015

Mac just finished the international Phd course modelling species distributions under climate change hosted by the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (Natural History Museum of Denmark). 

"Look what I found..... It turns out the mermaid is the most visited site in Denmark. People literally push each other to take photos in front of her.... but I managed; though the sun was in my eyes." said Mac.

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Lab publication

25 August 2015

The MeaseyLab produces it's first joint publication. The idea for this study came from finding huge numbers of eggs, tadpoles and frogs in the stomachs of Xenopus.  We then wondered which other species are frog eaters, and under what circumstances does this happen?

Although the study ended up with some more questions, we did find some interesting answers. For example, we found that invasive frogs are more likely to eat frogs than native frogs, and this effect was increased when we ignored the many studies on (mostly Cane) toads. 

Read all about it:

Measey GJ, Vimercati G, de Villiers FA, Mokhatla MM, Davies SJ, Edwards S, Altwegg R. (2015) Frog eat frog: exploring variables influencing anurophagy.PeerJ3:e1204https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1204

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