Welcome Dalton Leibold! TREE lab's first graduate student

Dalton Leibold is joining us after completing his BS degree at the University of Central Oklahoma and working in Troy Baird's lab researching collared lizard social behavior.  That's right, both Rory and Dalton are Baird alums!  Dalton is broadly interested in behavioral ecology, developmental biology, and conservation research.  There are lots of potential things for him to do in the lab.  Stay posted to see where his research goes!

 Dalton holding an impressive male Western Fence Lizard ( Sceloporus occidentalis ) on the Fresno State campus.

Dalton holding an impressive male Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) on the Fresno State campus.

New paper in Integrative and Comparative Biology

We have a new paper out in Integrative and Comparative Biology on mechanisms of thermal tolerance in reptiles and amphibians.  This is the culmination of many years of collaboration between Rory Telemeco and Friend of the Lab, Eric Gangloff.  In the paper, we propose a new(ish) mechanisms that could underlie thermal tolerance which we call the HMTL (hierarchical mechanisms of thermal limitation) hypothesis.  Current students in the lab are working to test novel predictions of this hypothesis right now! 

Check out the full paper here, or email for a PDF.  You can also read Eric's blog on the paper here.

 Original chalk-board drawings of our ideas

Original chalk-board drawings of our ideas