A crucial question in conservation biology is to what extent species can adapt to climate change. To answer this question, researchers must combine field observations with carefully conducted experiments. Obtained results will be of help for making predictions about population trends and movements as well as for management.

Our first contribution in this area of research concerns the thermal ecology of Caribbean-endemic lizards.  We look forward to developing new projects on the thermal ecology of other Caribbean-endemic species.

Projects in progress

Anolis porcatus © Raimundo López-Silvero
Anolis porcatus © Raimundo López-Silvero

Interspecific segregation and thermal niches among four sympatric Cuban trunk-ground anoles (Anolis: Dactyloidae) in natural and experimental conditions

Cuba Master project
  • Anaisa Cajigas-Gandia (Cuba)


Completed projects

Anolis allogus © Jehovanny Rodriguez
Anolis allogus © Jehovanny Rodriguez

Thermal ecology and evaporative water loss in Cuban lizards of the Anolis allogus species group

Cuba Master project
  • Rachel Batista-Alvarez (Cuba)