Public and Media Outreach

Media Outreach

  • 2019 – 6th annual BMC Ecology Image Competition: My picture of Barbary macaques was selected as a winner for the behaviour and physiology category and my photo of a bluetongue skink was highly commended. Check them out in these press articles.

BMC Ecology Image Competition 2018 –  BMC Ecology
Amazing Nature – The Sun
Les plus belles photos des chercheurs! – Le Figaro
14 amazing photos from BMC Ecology – BBC Science Focus Magazine
Stunning image… – The Daily Mail

 

  • 2018 – Our study on bluetongue skinks and their defensive display involving their UV tongue has received some media attention (Badiane et al. 2018).

Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue– Springer Nature,
Australian lizard uses its long, ultra-violet tongue to scare off predators– MSN News
National Geographic: This Lizard Has a Blue, Ultraviolet Tongue—Here’s Why– National Geographic
Pour se défendre, un lézard australien tire une langue… bleue– Article in Le Monde
Ätsch, bätsch – Echse streckt Angreifern die Zunge raus– Article in Spiegel
Why are bluetongue lizard tongues blue?– Australia’s Science Channel
Australian lizard uses electric blue tongue to ward off predators– UPI United Press International
Australian Lizard Uses Its Long, Ultra-Violet Tongue To Scare Off Predators– Newstimes
The blue-tongued skink scares away predators with its horrific UV tongue– Mother Nature Network
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators– Mashable Australia
To Scare Off Predators, These Lizards Stick Their Tongues Out– Discover Magazine
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– The Herald
Moody blues: lizards avoid predation by scaring the hell out of predators– Cosmos – the science of everything
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– The Land
The Blue-Tongue Skink’s Tongue Is Blue To Ward Off Predators, Study Says– Reptiles Magazine
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – AsiaResearchNews
Badass lizard blue tongue skink freaks out predators with ultra-violet tongue – Cnet
This lizard’s blue tongue turns ultraviolet to scare off predators – International Business Times
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – Phys.org
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – ScienMag
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheAdvocate
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – TheSyriaTimes
Echse vertreibt Feinde mit Zungerausstrecken – 20Minuten
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – Yahoo
A surprising strategy – Biosphere magazine ISSN 2059-0296 Issue 33, pp. 40-50 full-colour spread.

  • 2017 – 5th annual BMC Ecology image competition: I got two pictures as highly commended, which were featured in the media.

BMC Ecology image competition 2017 – BMC Ecology
BMC Ecology image competition… in pictures – The Guardian
Incredible images … reveal the beauty of nature – The DailyMail
BMC Ecology image competition 2017 – My Good Planet
Award-winning photos taken during actual scientific research this year – iflscience

Invited seminars

Badiane, A. (10 January 2019). The evolution of ultraviolet signals in lizards. Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Spain

Conferences

Badiane, A., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Abalos, J., Reguera, S., Font, E., Whiting, MJ., Carazo, P. (30 July – 4 August 2017). Poster: Adaptive variation of a UV signal of quality: multiple routes to increasing signal efficacy? Behaviour2017: 35th International Ethological Conference, Estoril, Portugal.

Abalos, J., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Reguera, S., Badiane, A., Brejcha, J., Font, E. (5-8 October 2016). Cryptic dichromatism in the white ventral coloration of Podarcis muralis. Poster, XIV Congreso Luso-Español de Herpetologia/XVII Congreso Español de Herpetologia, LLeida, Spain.

Abalos, J., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Reguera, S., Badiane, A., Brejcha, J., Font, E. (5-8 October 2016). First record of unusually blue-colored Podarcis muralis from eastern Pyrenees. Poster, XIV Congreso Luso-Español de Herpetologia/XVII Congreso Español de Herpetologia, LLeida, Spain.

Badiane, A., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Abalos, J., Reguera, S., Font, E., Whiting, M., Carazo, P. (30 March-1 April 2016). Strategic and tactical design of color signal in Podarcis muralis. Association for the Study of Animal Behavior easter conference, Aberystwyth,  Wales, UK.

Whiting, M.J., Badiane, A., Price-Rees, S.J., Carazo, P. (16-19 February 2016). Why blue-tongue? Annual meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists. Grindelwald, Tasmania, Australia

Badiane, A., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Abalos, J., Reguera, S., Font, E., Carazo, P. (18-21 January 2016). Strategic and tactical design of UV signals in Podarcis muralis. V Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Biologia Evolutiva. Murcia, Spain

Santos, X., Badiane, A., Matos C. (17-21 September 2013). Land-use and forest-fire histories affect the distribution of Testudo hermanni hermanni at the Serra de l’Albera (NE Iberia). Poster, International LIFE workshop on Hermann’s tortoise in France, Gonfaron, France.

Santos, X., Badiane, A. (3-5 october 2012). Impacto de los fuegos repetidos en la tortuga Mediterránea Testudo hermanni y en la comunidad de reptiles en l’Albera (Nordeste de Iberia). XII Congreso Luso-Español de Herpetología / XVI Congreso Español de Herpetología, Murcia, Spain.

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