Christopher Schalk

Christopher Schalk

Huntsville, TX

Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


Published on Mar 14, 2017

We're at the Smithsonian Natural History Collection!

We arrived in D.C. over the weekend and started working at the Herpetology Collection on Monday. We've x-rayed and photographed over 100 specimens and over 22 species so far! We will post more pict...

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Published on Jan 18, 2017

The trip is set!

Hi all,Just an update: our trip to Washington D.C. is now booked! We are flying out to DC for spring break (week of March 12th) to study the specimens housed the Smithsonian! Thanks again for all y...

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Published on Oct 05, 2016

We made it!

We reached our fundraising goal for our project! Thanks to everyone who contributed and help spread the word! We truly appreciate it.Now we're onto the planning stages of organizing our trip to the...

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Published on Sep 19, 2016

The importance of anoles

We've mentioned that lizards of the genus Anolis have served as an important model for studying adaptive radiation because they have repeatedly evolved similar habitat-phenotypes (i.e., ecomorphs) ...

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Published on Sep 16, 2016

What traits are we studying? Part 2

In our proposal, we mentioned we are studying two general types of traits: 1) scale type, and 2) morphology. In our previous lab note we discussed our hypothesis on the importance of scales type. W...

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Published on Sep 15, 2016

What traits are we studying?

When you look at sphaerodactyl geckos from afar, you may not be able to notice much differences between species. However, examining these geckos more closely, larger differences start to become app...

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Published on Sep 08, 2016

Some gecko pictures!

While these sphaerodactyl geckoshave some pretty fascinating skeletal features as we’ve shown in the picturesin our proposal. We wanted to showcase what we see when we encounter theseanimals in the...

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Thanks! We will keep you posted with project updates!