CPP co-authors publish first paper documenting violence in female Gila monster fights (Phys.org)

A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science hypothesizes that female aggression in Gila monsters may be related to nest defense and function as a method of preventing cannibalism. The first paper documenting this behavior, four of its six co-authors are from Cal Poly Pomona: A. Kristopher Lappin, professor of biological sciences; Anthony Powell (’22, master’s in biological sciences); lecturer John Taylor; and Jennifer Alexander (’13, master’s in biological sciences), instructional support technician for Rain Bird BioTrek and Organismal Biology. 

This article was originally published on Phys.org on May 17, 2023.