Public and Media Outreach

Media Outreach

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

Radio 6PR– in Perth with Gareth Parker 11 June 2018
Phoenix Radio– 14 June 2018
Brisbane Youth Radio– 14 June 2018
Open House (radio) Stephen O’Doherty interviews Martin Whiting 17 June  2018
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue– Springer Nature, reposted: Bioengineer.org, ScienceDaily
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
Australian Lizard Uses Its Long, Ultra-Violet Tongue To Scare Off Predators– SF Gate
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators– Mashable Australia
Australian Lizard’s Bright UV Tongue Scares Away Predators; Watch Video of Electric Blue-tongued Skink!– Latest LY
To Scare Off Predators, These Lizards Stick Their Tongues Out– Discover Magazine
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue (News)– PressCute.com
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– Redland City Bulletin
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– Jimboomba Times
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– Beaudesert Times
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– The Herald
Why so blue? New research sheds light on why our iconic blue-tongue lizards have such colourful tongues– Macquarie University Newsroom
Moody blues: lizards avoid predation by scaring the hell out of predators– Cosmos – the science of everything
When under attack, skink exposes its entire blue tongue– From so simple a beginning (blog)
Echse schreckt mit blauer „UV-Zunge“ – Science ORF.at
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– The Land
Australian skinks will literally stick their tongues out at predators — and it works!– ZME Science
The Blue-Tongue Skink’s Tongue Is Blue To Ward Off Predators, Study Says– Reptiles Magazine
Skinks use blue tails and tongues to trick attacking predators– 2 new things
This Lizard Has a Blue, Ultraviolet Tongue—Here’s Why– The Halaal Chef
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– North Queensland Register
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue– Farmonline
Badass lizard freaks out predators with UV tongue– NAHead.com
Badass lizard freaks out predators with UV tongue– All of it – Breaking and viral stories and news
Haut-la-langue!– Read a short piece about the bluey study, in French, available from 11 July 2018.
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – AsiaResearchNews
Why do blue tongue lizards have a blue tongue? – BendigoAdvertiser
Australian lizard uses electric blue tongue to ward off predators – Breitbart
Why do blue tongue lizards have a blue tongue? – BunburyMail
Badass lizard blue tongue skink freaks out predators with ultra-violet tongue – Cnet
Moody blues lizards avoid predation by scaring the hell out of predators – CosmosMagazine
Ultraviolette Zunge soll Feinde abschrecken – DerStandard
Bluetongue skink stick tongue out uv – Discover
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – EnvironmentGuru.com
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – EurekAlert
Badass lizard blue tongue skink freaks out predators with UV tongue – F3News
Why do blue tongue lizards have a blue tongue? – GoulburnPost
Blue-tongue lizards have a super power – Hope1032
Why do blue tongue lizards have a blue tongue? – IllawarraMercury
Australian lizard uses electric blue tongue to ward off predators – Infosurhoy
This lizard’s blue tongue turns ultraviolet to scare off predators – International Business Times
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – LongRoomNews
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – Mashable
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – OKInternational
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – Phys.org
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – ScienMag
Badass lizard drives crazy predators with UV tongue – Tech2
Why so blue? New research sheds light on why our iconic blue-tongue lizards have such colourful tongues – TechnologyOrg
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheAdvocate
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheBorderMail
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheHerald
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheInverellTimes
Research finds why blue-tongue lizards have a blue-tongue – TheNorthWestStar
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue – TheSyriaTimes
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – ViralTrends
Echse vertreibt Feinde mit Zungerausstrecken – 20Minuten
Echse vertreibt Feinde mit Zungerausstrecken – Heute
Abschreckung: Echse zeigt Feinden blaue Zunge – Kurier
Echse schreckt mit blauer Zunge Angreifer ab – Liechtenstensteiner Vaterland
Echse schreckt mit blauer „UV-Zunge“ Angreifer ab – Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Echse schockt mit blauer “UV-Zunge” – N-Tv
Echse zeigt dem feind die blaue zunge – SalzburgerNachrichten (Print)
Doppelter Schock durch UV-Zunge – Spektrum
Ätsch, bätsch – Echse streckt Angreifern die Zunge raus – SpiegelOnline
Echse schreckt mit blauer «UV-Zunge» Angreifer ab – WestdeutscheZeitung
Lizard’s bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators – Yahoo
Echse streckt Feinden Zunge heraus – ZDF
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe dọa kẻ thù – Baomoi (Vietnamese)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – Daidoanket (Vietnamese)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – GiaoductHoidai (Vietnamese)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – Khoahoc (Vietnamese)
Le scinque à langue bleue, lézard à la langue ultraviolette – NationalGeographic (French)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – NetNews (Vietnamese)
Asusta a tu predador, evita la muerte – Taringa (Spanish)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – ThoibaoToday (Vietnamese)
Khi bị tấn công, thằn lằn bóng lưỡi xanh lè chiếc lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại làm kẻ thù khiếp sợ để có cơ hội chạy thoát – VnCity (Vietnamese)
Loài vật lưỡi phản chiếu tia tử ngoại đe doạ kẻ thù – VnExpress (Vietnamese)
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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