Field volunteer opportunity in the Flinders Ranges (SA)

Photo by Enrique Cruz

Several volunteers are needed to help Maddy with her PhD research on the tawny dragon lizard Ctenophorus decresii, a small agamid lizard. Male dragons found in the Flinders Ranges are seen in four different colour forms. She is investigating if colour types differ in ways additional to their colour and how such diversity is maintained within a population. The work involves catching the lizards, performing behavioural trials, estimating territory size and assessing physiological differences.

Field dates: 9th October to 5th December (volunteers required for the entire period).

Flights, cabin accommodation and food will be covered, however volunteers need to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks.

Fieldwork experience is essential and enjoyment of the outdoors a must!

If you are interested or would like some more info please email Maddy Yewers: m.yewers@student.unimelb.edu.au