I would like to know if there is someone working with Anolis grahami in Jamaica?? Or is interested??
As part of my Ph.D. at the University of Salford in Great Britain, I will investigate behavioural plasticity in lizards, more specifically in the Jamaican Anole. Many populations show evolutionary responses to novel and changing environments; how such information becomes associated with a behavioural response is central to understanding animal adaptation to new environments. Species with great behavioural plasticity can adapt to new and changing environments, but could also easily adjust to captive environment.
The Jamaican anoles, originally endemic to the island of Jamaica, were purposefully introduced onto Bermuda in 1905, where they now have an island-wide distribution. We would like to investigate how this species adapts its behaviour to a new environment (Bermuda) and to captivity (Zoo environment). And I would also need data from their original habitat, Jamaica. That is why I’m searching for a partnership with someone in Jamaica.