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Welcome to the Vertebrate Ecology and Evolution group
at the University of South Alabama

We are based in the Biology Department in the Life Science Building at the
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL (USA)

About us

Group news

Research in the Chiari lab focuses on vertebrate ecology and evolutionary biology. We use approaches and techniques from a diversity of fields, including field ecology, molecular ecology, evolution, genomics, and morphometrics. Two of the main research topics addressed by our work are:


1) the influence of ecological, environmental, functional, and genetic factors on morphological evolution within and among species of reptiles.


2) the response of organisms and communities to environmental disturbance due to human impacts (e.g., pollution, deforestation, climate change) and the factors underlying differential responses within and between populations.

September 2014: The article on the phylogenetic signal in amphibian sensitivity to copper sulfate that Ylenia co-authored has been accepted for publication in Ecological Applications

September 2014: Nickolas Moreno joined the group

August 2014: The article on the link between genetic diversity and species life history traits that Ylenia co-authored has been published in Nature

August 2014: Regis Burkhardt, Audrey Muzingo and Hillary Swain joined the group

April 2014: We started organizing and taking inventory of the Vertebrate Museum Collection

April 2014: Adam Stearn joined the group to work on helping to organize and develop the Vertebrate Museum Collection

January 2014: Jared Elmore joined the group to work on avian ecology for his Masters project

January 2014: Dr. Ylenia Chiari moves to the University of South Alabama

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