The Robertson lab studies the microevolutionary processes that mediate population and lineage diversification, mostly in amphibians and reptiles. Specific areas of interests include: natural selection, behavior and sexual selection, spatial patterns of diversity, the evolution and functional significance of color pattern, population genomics and phylogeography, the California Channel Islands, speciation, and biogeography of Central America. We have recently started a collaboration with Dr. Espinoza’s lab and Argentine collaborators to examine the evolutionary history and diversity of substrate matched lizards in Parque Ischigualasto!
field crew at Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, San Juan, Argentina (Jan 2018)
Education and Academic History
- University of California, Davis (B.S.)
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (M.S.). Advisor: Karen R. Lips
- Cornell University (Ph.D.). Advisor: Kelly R. Zamudio
- University of Idaho (Postdoc). Advisor: Erica Bree Rosenblum
- Colorado State University (Postdoc). Advisor: W. Chris Funk