Michael Gloriani, a senior undergraduate Biology student at the University of San Diego, visited the Vertebrate Zoology collection to measure some of our chameleon specimens for his research. He is studying Jackson’s chameleons (Trioceros jacksonii), which are not native to Hawaii and were intentionally introduced to Kaneohe in 1972. Many thanks to Michael for agreeing to answer some questions so that we could learn more about his project! Can you briefly describe the project you’re working on to earn your degree? I am studying the sexual dimorphism of tongue projection in chameleons. This is my senior thesis project [...]
Malacology staff, Dr. Norine W. Yeung (Researcher) and Jaynee R. Kim (Research Assistant), and Malacology affiliates, Dr. Kenneth A. Hayes and Dr. Robert H. Cowie, published a manuscript in Pacific Science (November 2016) that identified and assessed the distribution of introduced slugs (Veronicellidae) in the Hawaiian and Samoan Islands.
A success story of combining data across collections to aid research!
An update on Dr. Allison’s expedition to the Baining Mountains of New Britain, PNG.
Dr. Allison and his colleagues are surveying the vertebrate fauna of New Britain. Stay tuned for updates!
Aired on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Ocean Publications Shallow to Deep Join Rich Pyle, Randy Kosaki, and Robin Baird as they discuss deep reefs in Hawaii and explore Hawaii's amazing marine mammals. Press play to listen to episode.