GeckoWatch - Partners | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

This Indo-Pacific Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii) was observed and photographed by Glen Yoshida. This is the first L.A. County record for this species of gecko.

GeckoWatch Contact Information

General Inquiries
telephone: 213.763.3535

Richard Smart
Manager, Community Science
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
telephone: 213.763.3535

Greg Pauly
Curator, Herpetology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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GeckoWatch Partners

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. Below, we list our incredibly important GeckoWatch Partners. 

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