Speaking of cover photos…

…here is my first—a tropical house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) that I photographed in Campinas, Brazil this past January. The photo (originally from my post Brazil Bugs #5 – Lagartixa) was selected for the cover of the October 2011 issue of Ecology and Evolution, having been used by Kristen H. Short and Kenneth Petren (with my permission) for their article, Multimodal dispersal during the range expansion of the tropical house gecko Hemidactylus mabouia.

Although it’s exciting to have that first cover photo under my belt, I find it mildly ironic that it’s not a beetle, insect, or even invertebrate!

Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2011

11 thoughts on “Speaking of cover photos…

  1. WOW! A cover shot of a vertebrate! Nice work! Things are starting to really roll for you my friend! Keep up the great work!

  2. Hey Ted, congratulations. My first journal cover (TREE) was for a paper of my wife’s, so I can share some irony. And come to think of it, although I’ve had a number of journal cover pictures in my discipline, they’ve never been for one of my papers! It is a bit embarassing to be better known for your images than your science. Watch out that doesn’t happen to you with Cicindela (and just to be technical, isn’t your Cicindela cover September vs E&E’s October?).

  3. Thanks all!

    Dave – I think I’m inclined to accept fame and fortune in whatever manner it comes (legal, that is). The Cicindela cover says September, but the issue didn’t mail until November so E&E – issued in October – takes the honor.

  4. Nice Ted,

    I’ve actually been staring at this photo for the last week or so. Am writing a manuscript to submit to one of the “parent journals” for Ecology and Evolution, and have been using a colleague’s paper from this issue as a guide for style and how to describe some of the slightly odd statistics we’ve both used. I should have recognised that cover photo, but didn’t click ’till now!


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