in the Chiari lab focuses on vertebrate ecology
and evolutionary biology. We use approaches and
techniques from a diversity of fields, including
field ecology, behavioral ecology, molecular
ecology, evolution, genomics, mathematics and
computer science, and morphometrics. Main
research topics addressed by our work are:
The influence of ecological, environmental,
functional, and genetic factors on morphological
evolution within and among species of reptiles.
How human influence impacts species and how
organisms respond to it.
The genetic basis of longevity, tumor
suppression, and cancer resistance in