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Welcome to the Vertebrate Ecology and Evolution group
at George Mason University

We are based in the Biology Department at the Science and Technology Campus
George Mason University
Manassas, VA (USA)

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About us

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, behavioral ecology, molecular ecology, evolution, genomics, and morphometrics. 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) How human disturbance impact species and the response of organisms and communities to it.

3) The genetic basis of longevity, tumor suppression, and cancer resistance in non-mammalian vertebrates

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