Feldman Lab


We are interested in a broad array of evolutionary, ecological, and conservation topics, primarily in reptiles and amphibians, ranging from simple questions of diet differences between sympatric lizards, to patterns of molecular evolution in specific snake proteins.  In general, our research program combines traditional field and museum studies (i.e. collection of vouchers and associated data in the wild and/or study of museum specimens) with emerging molecular genetic techniques (i.e. DNA sequence data, DNA fragment data, gene expression data) to address fundamental questions in these vertebrate systems. We typically  analyze these data in a phylogenetic framework which allows inferences about patterns of adaptive change, molecular evolution, fluctuations in population structure through time, and can even identify unique evolutionary lineages worthy of conservation attention.

Evolution, Ecology and Conservation Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians


Chris R Feldman

  Assistant Professor, Department Biology

  Co-director, UNR Museum of Natural History

  University of Nevada, Reno

  1664 North Virginia Street (MS 314)

  Reno, NV 89557


    775-784-4053 (office)

    775-784-4729 (lab)

    775-784-1302 (fax)