La Kretz Center Director and Distinguished Professor
Department: Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
La Kretz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
Tel: (310) 825-3836
1982 - PhD - University of Chicago - Evolutionary Biology
1976 - BS - University of California, Berkeley - Zoology
Evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles. Recent research projects include comparative phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles in California and the central U.S., systematics of freshwater turtles and tortoises in Australia, California, and the rest of the globe, and conservation genetics of endangered California amphibians and reptiles. Recently, we have focused a great deal of ecological and genetical work on the California tiger salamander, an endangered species native to central California grassland habitat.