The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Male lizards prefer more-feminine lizards to "bearded ladies," new research finds

Which females do male lizards find to be the sexiest? Huck Institutes affiliate Tracy Langkilde and Lindsey Swierk, a graduate student in Langkilde's lab, tackle this question by examining the mating behavior and blue-color patterns of fence lizards in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Read the story in Penn State Science.

Tracy Langkilde, an associate professor of biology at Penn State, is a faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate program in ecology, and a researcher in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) and the Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition (CBBC).