Neil Losin

National Geographic Young Explorer Neil Losin is a biologist, photographer, and filmmaker pursuing his Ph.D. in UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Neil studies the evolution of territoriality in invasive lizards called “anoles” living in South Florida. An occupational hazard When I’m working in the field in Florida, I get bitten by dozens of...

National Geographic Young Explorer Neil Losin is a biologist, photographer, and filmmaker pursuing his Ph.D. in UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Neil studies the evolution of territoriality in invasive Anolis lizards in South Florida Meet the Contenders I’ve spent the last three months in Miami, studying lizards in the genus Anolis. I study...

“Invasive species” have become a well-known phenomenon, in part because of dangerous invasives like the Burmese Python (Python molurus) in the Everglades. But many people are hard-pressed to identify even the most conspicuous non-native species in their area. In South Florida, where I conduct my research on invasive anoles (lizards), most people I meet are...