Gila Monsters
Field Site

Media Coverage

Television Coverage

Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada, 2010, 6 minute segment featuring our research on Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum). Airdate: January 20, 2010.

Wild Detectives, National Geographic, 2007, episode 9 (with lions), "Gila Monsters": A short, 3-minute "Blue's Clues"-like child detective clip on Gila monster's with Dr. DeNardo.

ASU Research Review, KAET-TV, November 2005, #1302, "Tracking the Gila Monster": This episode includes an approximately 9-minute, segment covering Gila monster research by the DeNardo lab.

Reptile Wild with Dr. Brady Barr, National Geographic, 2003, "Arizona Rattlers": Brady Barr visits the DeNardo field to learn about Gila monsters and diamondback rattlesnakes.

Arizona Wildlife Views TV, AZ Game and Fish Department, 2003, episode 12, "Gila Monster": a short, approximately 6 minute, segment on our lab's Gila Research.

Wild Discovery, Discovery Channel, 2002, "Tracking Deadly Vipers": DeNardo lab's western diamond-backed rattlesnake research is one of several featured studies on American vipers.

National Geographic Explorer, 2001, "Gila Monsters!":  Our lab's Gila monster research is the primary feature of this half-hour documentary.

ASU Research Review, KAET-TV, May 2001, #1002, "Snake Trackers": This episode includes an approximately 9-minute segment covering the DeNardo lab rattlesnake research.

Print Coverage

Endeavors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2007, "The natural enemies of diabetes: Gila monsters": This short article on the effectiveness of exendin-4, a Gila saliva protein, at treating diabetes features a photo by Jon Davis of one of our Gilas.

Wildlife, British Broadcasting Company, August 2007, "Gila monsters ‘tap’ urine": This short article with photo highlights our research on the use of the urinary bladder as a canteen.

Chain Reaction , Arizona State University, 2006, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 20-23, "Monster Tales": This 4-page article including magazine cover photo covers the Gila monster research being conducted in the lab.

Nature Australia , Summer 2004-2005, "Cloacal Cooling": This short article highlights our research on the Gila monster’s use of its cloaca to cool itself.

Mountain Lines, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, August 2007, Vol. 14, no. 5, "An Interview with a Scientist - Dr. Dale DeNardo": An interview examining DeNardo Lab Gila monster research as well Dr. DeNardo view on the values of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

ASU SOLS News, School of Life Sciences, December 10, 2007, "Bigger Bladder Key to Sonoran Survival": Articles described the use of the urinary bladder as means of providing water balnce during seasonal drought.

Smithsonian Zoogoer, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Nov/Dec 2007, "Myths and Monsters": This article on Gila monsters mostly features DeNardo lab research.

National Geographic Magazine, September 2006, "Sonoran Desert": Author Douglas Chadwick makes his experience at our field site tracking Gila monsters with graduate student Jon Davis a signficiant component of his article that broadly covers the Sonoran Desert.

ASU Research Magazine, Spring 2005,  "True Monster Tales" : An interview with Dr. DeNardo discussing the lab's Gila monster work.

Chain Reaction, Arizona State University, 2004, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 14-17, "Tracking Rattlers": This 4-page article including magazine cover photo covers the diamondback rattlesnake research of graduate student Emily Taylor for this student-oriented magazine.

Web Coverage

• Live Science, Feb 2007, "Bird Butts Shed Excess Heat": This short article reviews collaborative work with Dr. Glenn Walsberg's lab on the cloaca as a site of evaporative cooling in birds.

University of Alabama Research Magazine Online, 2006, "Take Two Drops of Lizard Spit and Call Me in the Morning": This artlice features the collaborative work on exendin-4 and Gila monster digestive physiology carried out in Dr. Stephen Secor's lab at the University of Alabama.

ASU News featured stories, 2005, "ASU's DeNardo explores true monster tales": a feature article promoting the Spring 2005 ASU Research Magazine article.

Audio Coverage

•  Ask a Biologist podcast, 2010 vol. 53, "Keeping Your Cool - Thermoregulation", a podcast interview of Dr. DeNardo and Arno Vlooswijk discussing how animals regulate body temperature.

•  SOLS Science Studio podcast, 2007 vol. 13, "Monsters of the Desert", a podcast interview of Dr. DeNardo discussing Gila monsters.

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