Postgraduate research student
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1993 Biology (Hons), University of Nottingham
Chameleon diversity in Kenya
PhD thesis title: Chameleon Diversity in East Africa
Investigating the distribution, ecology, molecular and morphological variation in the chameleon fauna from the highlands of East and Central Africa. The research aims to document the presence of undescribed (cryptic) species and highlight potential areas of endemism and conservation interest. I am also interested in assessing the impact of anthropogenic change on the distribution of chameleons, particularly as many species are range restricted and linked to specific habitats and climatic zones.
Stipala, J.A., Lutzmann, N., Malonza, P.K., Wilkinson, P., Godley, B. & Evans, M.R. (2011) A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the western highlands of Kenya. Zootaxa, 3002, 1-16.
Lutzmann, N., Stipala, J., Lademann, R., Krause, P., Wilms, T. & Schmitz, A. (2010) Description of a new subspecies of Kinyongia uthmoelleri (Müller, 1938) (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) with notes on its captive propagation. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge, 57(2): 281–288.
Mariaux, J., Lutzmann, N. & Stipala, J. (2008). The two-horned chameleons of East Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 152: 367–391.