The Team


Doug Eifler

Chief Curiosity Officer

Maria Eifler

Chief of Operations and Organization

Research Assistants

Kaera Utsumi

Kaera, aka the little menace, continues to be involved in upcoming field projects. She completed her masters degree at Kansas University where she studied social networks in lizard populations. She is currently writing up the manuscripts from this work while eating delicious food and deciding what her next steps will be. 

Janey Haddock

Janey will be involved with our upcoming field projects, as well as helping with spatial data analysis and writing here in Lawrence. She has a keen interest in behavioral ecology and a growing appreciation for lizards.  Janey finished her undergraduate studies with the University of Maryland and recently finished eight years of enlistment with the U.S. Army. She considers herself a bohemian with a long dog.

Scientific Advisory Board

Rebecca Upton

DePauw University

Lulu (María) de Lourdes Ruiz-Gómez

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Kelly Diamond 

Rhodes College

Hayden Hedman

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Mia Phillips

Dartmouth College

Drew Dittmer