Rick Shine Wins Top Australian Science Prize

It’s not clear whether Rick Shine would know an Anolis lizard if one hit him on the head, but there can be no doubt that he is a great scientist and herpetologist. Anole Annals is delighted to learn that tonight in Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will present Rick with the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Previous winners have been biomedical researchers, cell biologists and astronomers, among others. Read all about it here. Congratulations, Rick!

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

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  1. Kudos for Dr Shine. Never met him, but have read many of the papers in his extensive list of publications.

    After such an introduction, may I propose that we rename Miguel’s new species as Shine’s saltacocote? …Just kidding Miguel! A. landestoyi is definitely yours to keep!

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