This is a great opportunity to do a PhD in the awesome Sydney Lizard Lab embedded in the vibrant environment of Macquarie University and its Department of Biological Sciences.
*** Highly recommended – Go check it out ***
1) Social intelligence and the evolution of brain size in lizards
“Uncovering the evolution of intelligence is one of science’s greatest challenges. Social intelligence theory suggests that sociality selects for increasingly sophisticated cognition, but …..” (read more).
2) Evolution of colour signals in lizards
“The overarching aim of the project is to study adaptive co-variation across and between lizard colour patterns/signals in relation to socio-ecological factors (e.g. mating system, environmental conditions) and individual traits (e.g. age, sex, size, competitive ability, health or social status), and …..” (read more)