MEDIA

2019

Bringing to light the creatures of the dark. The Sunday Morning. Sep 2019. 

Sri Lanka eyes lucrative charismatic species to save lesser-known ones? Mongabay. Sep 2019.

How the Last Dragons Survived Extinction. Inside Science. Aug 2019.

Snake mistake: CSIRO says it's a myth that Australia is home to world's deadliest species. The Guardian. Jun 2019

 

Scientist makes the stunning claim that Australia is NOT home to the world’s deadliest snakes. Daily Mail. Jun 2019

Australian snake myths busted by CSIRO. PerthNow. Jun 2019

 

Snake. Produced for Nat Geo Wild. Mar, 2019. 

 

‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths.

South China Morning Post. Mar 23, 2019. 

 

2018

A plastic-free holiday. NatGeo Asia. Dec 6, 2018. 

Outback. Produced for Channel Nine and PBS by Northern Pictures

2017

Photos show crocodile eating sawfish in Australia. BBC News. Apr 12, 2017

 

Crocodile takes down savage sawfish in Australian waters. The Daily Telegraph. Apr 13, 2017

Drone unleashed on weeds threatening crocodile nesting areas in the Kimberley. ABC Rural. Jan 18, 2017
 

2016

Mission to find biological control for major weed stinking passionflower in northern Australia. ABC Rural. Dec 15, 2016

 

Tide turning for Kimberley crocodiles. WAMSI. Oct 24, 2016.

European Pet Trade Endangers Rare Reptiles. STEAM Register. July 20, 2016.

 

Gecko clearance sale: Pet trade is jeopardizing survival of rare reptile species. Science Daily. July 12, 2016.

 

Meet the Perth scientist showing the hidden wild side of Bali to tourists. Perth Now. Mar 14, 2016.

               

2015

Call out for citizen scientists to help study Kimberley sea snakes. ABC Kimberley. Aug 18, 2015.

Guide to the Sea Snakes of the Kimberley Coast of Western Australia. Ocean Whispers. Oct 15 2015

 

2014

One of the most detailed crocodile surveys attempted underway at a remote gorge in Western Australia's Kimberley. Daily Mail Australia. Sep 5, 2014

 

Crocodile survey underway in WA's Kimberley ahead of cane toad arrival. ABC News. Sep 4, 2014 

 

New research on Sri Lankan Horned Lizards. Anole Annals. Feb 14, 2014.

 

Crocodile survey - finding new ways to end croc-human conflict. Sunday Observer. Jan 19, 2014. 

 

2013

Rare Horned Lizards of Sri Lanka revealed. National Geographic Weird and Wild. Nov 28, 2013 

 

DNA sequencing used to learn the history if native snakes. Red Orbit. Mar 13, 2013. 

 

New Sri Lanka snake species found in island country. Science Blog. Mar 12, 2013.

 

Sri Lanka, home to new snake species. The Sunday Times. Feb 10, 2013 

 

Turtles, snakes and lizards head toward extinction. NBC News. Feb 15, 2013.

2012

Lake Argyle study looks at croc homes. Science Network WA. Jun 5, 2012. 

 

Dispatches from the field: spectacular horned lizards, leeches and delicious curries in Sri Lanka. The Lizard Lab Blog. Jan 30, 2012. 

 

Species at risk from cane toads. WA Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

2011

Close encounters in lab teach crocs to avoid toads. The West Australian. Jun 10, 2011. 

 

Crocs and us: A way to live together. The Sunday Times. Dec 4, 2011. 

2010

Crocodile paradise under spotlight. The West Australian. Sep 10, 2010. 

 

2009

On the trail of the little known lizards. The Sunday Times. Sep 20, 2009

2007

Field school brings students to Borneo. Harvard Gazette. Oct 25, 2007. 

 

Other websites

Reptiles Sri Lanka 

Shine Lab Hall of Fame

Lake Argyle Research 

Biodiversity of Borneo Field Course

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