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The Cold-Blooded and Climate Change

Posted on May 16, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers one to two year opportunities for independent research involving comparative genomics approaches and bioinformatics analysis. The program facilities includes the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute/National Zoological Park (SCBI/NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).

Dr. Michael Logan, a Biodiversity Genomics postdoctoral fellow in Panama

Dr. Michael Logan, a Biodiversity Genomics postdoctoral fellow at STRI, recently discovered that brown anole lizards are ill-suited for climate change based on predictive models. Since the brown anole lizard is considered more adaptable, Dr. Logan hints at the negative implications of climate change on less adaptable species. Dr. Logan recently published his findings on 5/9/2018 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Bahamian anole lizard

For more information about his findings, you can visit this recent article offered by ScienceDaily.