Michael Carlo

Michael Carlo

Clemson, SC

Clemson University

PhD student; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

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Published on May 31, 2016

Update: the project is fully funded!

Thank you to all of our backers! We are now fully funded, thanks to generous donations from family, friends, colleagues, and some fellow science enthusiasts that found this project interesting.The ...

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Published on May 25, 2016

Things that go bump in the night

All of the photos I've posted so far have been from the tracking we do during the daytime. However, we track around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Fence lizards (at least those in South C...

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Published on May 20, 2016

Looking for Lizards, Searching for Sceloporus

I’ve mentioned before that we use a method called “radio telemetry” to track the fence lizards in our study. For info about how that method works, I refer you to what I’ve written in the Methods se...

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Published on May 07, 2016

Lizards are nesting!

I thought I'd share a few pictures of a lizard that nested today. Fair warning, this post does include a closeup view of an egg coming out of a lizard's cloaca. It's nothing too graphic because it'...

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Published on May 06, 2016

Introducing Michael Carlo

Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became a grad student in his 30s l...

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Published on May 09, 2016

We are already facing consequences of rapid climate change

I want to step away from this project for a moment to address an issue that extends beyond the scientific community: human-driven climate change. Often, the consequences of climate change are spoke...

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Haha! Thank you for the support, buddy. It means a lot!
May 24, 2016
Can lizards change their nesting behavior to survive climate change?
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Thank you, Cindy! I plan to post a bunch more as the project progresses (though not at quite the same frequency as during the first week). Now I just need to increase the numbers of people reading them!
May 09, 2016
Can lizards change their nesting behavior to survive climate change?
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Thanks! I'm going to do my best to keep updates coming from the field as we go.
May 02, 2016
Can lizards change their nesting behavior to survive climate change?
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