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Tree Skinks Go To School: The Complexities of Social Learning in Lizards

By: Fonti Kar & Julia Riley

“Never study an animal that is smarter than you”

– Dr Martin Whiting

An adult female tree skink after performing the discrimination task we used to quantify their learning ability – she successfully removed the blue lid from this dish and accessed the food reward . Photo […]

Brains and Brawn: Dominant lizards are better learners!

By Fonti Kar

Dominant individuals tend to have greater monopoly over food and mates and therefore have more offspring compared to subordinate individuals. Are these successes attributed to greater cognitive ability? Or are dominant individuals just better at freeloading from their clever subordinate counterparts?

We investigated whether dominant and subordinate eastern water skinks differ in […]

Visit to the Uller lab at Lund University

It has been ages since my last blog post. I promise to correct this lull with more frequent blog posts from now on!

I’ve been very busy with the i-deel team at UNSW and also just got back from a wonderful trip to visit Tobias Uller and the Uller lab at Lund University. It was […]