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Books that influenced me the most

In April 2017, Darren Naish posted on his blog about the books that most influenced him, in a post by the same title as this one. This list, which, I admit, contains not a single book present in my own library, inspired me to share my own. In this case […]


A new subgenus for the genus Gephyromantis

The Madagascar-endemic genus Gephyromantis Methuen, 1920 contains an ecologically diverse radiation of frogs, from totally terrestrial species found far from water, to species only ever found a couple of metres from it; from large, robust frogs to dainty, fragile ones. Their calls range from loud, rasping croaks, to high pitched […]


2016 Expedition to Marojejy 3

Marojejy is a rainforest-clad mountain massif in northeastern Madagascar. The park was established in 1952 as a strict nature reserve, but was changed to a national park in 1998[1]. Several notable biological research expeditions have been led to this mountain, the most significant of which was the Goodman expedition in […]


Off to Marojejy 2

After two weeks of packing, planning, and other prpre-expedition normalcies, finally I am off to Madagascar – I in fact just got on the S-Bahn to the airport, helped in no small amount by my partner Ella.   The expedition ahead promises to be a very interesting one. Together with […]


Finally catching a break! 2

In August, I re-lauched this website after transitioning hosting (having basically lost a year on the blog due to the terrible decision to try freehosting.com. Seriously. Beware.), and gave a review of most of what I’d been up to over the course of that year. It was a tough one. […]