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, 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 disturbance impact species and the
response of organisms and communities to it.
The genetic basis of longevity, tumor
suppression, and cancer resistance in