Lizards — lizards that fall from the sky, more or less — find their way into this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
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This week, Marc Abrahams —with dramatic readings by Daniel Rosenberg — tells about:
- Lizards that fall from above (1) — “Arboreal Sprint Failure: Lizardfall in a California Oak Woodland,” William H. Schlesinger, Johannes M. H. Knops, and Thomas H. Nash, Ecology, 74, 2003, 2465–67. Here’s a chart — showing how many lizards fell each month — from the study:
- Lizards that fall from above (2) —”Walking the Tight Rope: Arboreal Sprint Performance among Sceloporus occidentalis Lizard Populations,” Barry Sinervo and Jonathan B. Losos, Ecology, 72(4), 1991, pp. 1225-1233.
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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