The idea for GeckoWatch sprung from a group of collaborating scientists who want to understand the fine-scale distribution of introduced geckos across the continental United States as the first crucial step in studying what factors of gecko biology make them successful colonizers across diverse climates (see list of core team institutions below; and to learn more about the goals of GeckoWatch, check out the About page).
To do this, they needed the help of many institutions around the country to inspire their visitors, students, and staff to become community scientists and participate in this process of discovery. This project would not be possible without their dedication and support.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
South Carolina State Museum
GeckoWatch core team institutions
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Greg Pauly
California State University, Northridge - Robert Espinoza and Jeanne Robertson
Villanova University - Aaron Bauer
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - Heather Liwanag