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Paul Chippindale

Name

[Chippindale, Paul]

Professional Preparation

    • 1986 B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Biological SciencesUniversity of Guelph
    • 1990 M.Sc. in ZoologyUniversity of Toronto
    • 1995 Ph.D. in ZoologyUniversity of Texas at Austin

Appointments

    • Sept 2008 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2002 to Aug 2007 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1996 to Aug 2001 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Evolution, systematics, genome biology, herpetology

    Evolution, systematics, genome biology, herpetology

Publications

      Journal Article 2015
      • Moseley, M.A., C.L. Cox, J.W. Streicher, C.E. Roelke, and P.T. Chippindale. 2015. Phylogeography and lineage-specific patterns of genetic diversity and molecular evolution in a group of North American skinks. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 819-833. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12626

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Bonett, R.M., M.A. Steffen, S.M. Lambert, J.J. Wiens, and P.T. Chippindale. 2014. Evolution of paedomorphosis in plethodontid salamanders: ecological correlates and re-evolution of metamorphosis. Evolution (DOI: 10.1111/evo.12274).  {Peer Reviewed}[Refereed/Juried]

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • Cox, C.L., and P.T. Chippindale. Sources of population genetic structure in a polymorphic snake. Genetica 142: 361-370.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Makowsky, R., C.L. Cox, C. Roelke, and P.T. Chippindale. 2013. The relative utility of sequence divergence and phylogenetic informativeness profiling in phylogenetic study design. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:437.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Cox, C.L., A. Davis-Raboski, and P.T. Chippindale. 2013.  Sequence variation in the Mc1R gene for a group of polymorphic snakes. Gene 513:282-286.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Bendik, N.F., J.M. Meik, A.G. Gluesenkamp, C.E. Roelke, and P.T. Chippindale. Biogeography, phylogeny, and morphological evolution of central Texas cave and spring salamanders (Eurycea). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:201 (18 pp)

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Cox, C.L., J. W. Streicher, C. M. Sheehy, III, J. A. Campbell, and P.T. Chippindale. 2012. Patterns of genetic differentiation among populations of Smilisca fodiens. Herpetologica 68: 226-235.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Fontenot B, Makowsky R, Chippindale PT. 2011. Nuclear–mitochondrial discordance and gene flow in a recent radiation of toads. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59(1):66-80.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Makowsky R, Cox CR, Roelke C, Chippindale PT. 2010. Analyzing the relationship between sequence divergence and nodal support using Bayesian phylogenetic analyses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58:485-494.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • Makowsky R, McVay JC Jr., Chippindale PT, Rissler, L. 2010. Phylogeographic analysis and environmental niche modeling of the plain-bellied watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster) reveals low levels of genetic and ecological differentiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:985-995.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Bonett RM, Chippindale PT, Van Devender RW, Wake DB. 2009. Evolution of gigantism in amphiumid salamanders. PLoS One 4(e5615):(10 pp).

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • Bustos O, Naik GA, Casola C, Lamigueiro M, Chippindale PT, Pritham EJ, de la Casa-Esperon E. 2009. . Evolution of the Schlafen genes, a gene family associated with embryonic lethality, meiotic drive, immune processes and orthopoxvirus virulence. Gene 447:1-11.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • Castoe TA, Daza UK, Smith EN, Sasa M, Campbell JA, Chippindale PT, Parkinson CL. 2009. Comparative phylogeography of pitvipers suggests a consensus of ancient Middle American highland biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 36:88-103.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Wiens JJ, Engstrom TN, Chippindale PT. 2007. Rapid diversification, incomplete isolation, and the "speciation clock" in eastern North American salamanders (genus Plethodon). Evolution 60:2585-2603.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Bonett RM, Chippindale PT. 2006. Streambed microstructure predicts evolution of life history mode in the plethodontid salamander Eurycea tynerensis. BMC Biology(4):6 (12 pp.).[Refereed/Juried]

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2006
      • Noonan BP, Chippindale PT. 2006. Vicariant origin of Malagasy reptiles supports late Cretaceous Antarctic landbridge. American Naturalist 168:730-741.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Noonan BP, Chippindale PT. 2006. Dispersal and vicariance: the complex history of boid snakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40:347-358.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Chippindale PT, Wiens JJ. 2005. Re-evolution of the larval stage in plethodontid salamanders of the genus Desmognathus. Herpetological Review 36:113-117.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Wiens JJ, Bonett RM, Chippindale PT. 2005. Ontogeny discombobulates phylogeny: paedomorphosis and higher-level salamander relationships. Systematic Biology 54:98-110.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2005
      • Chippindale PT, Price AH. 2005. Diversity and conservation of plethodontid salamanders of the genus Eurycea in the Edwards Plateau region of central Texas. In: Lannoo M, editors. Status and Conservation of North American Amphibians. University of California Press.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Chippindale PT. 2005. Accounts for and status of 15 species of salamanders of the genus Eurycea. In: Lannoo M, editors. Status and Conservation of North American Amphibian. University of California Press.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Bonett RM Chippindale PT. 2004. Speciation, phylogeography and evolution of life history and morphology in plethodontid salamanders of the Eurycea multiplicata complex. Molecular Ecology 13:1189-1203.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • Chippindale PT, Bonett RM, Baldwin AS, Wiens JJ. 2004. Phylogenetic evidence for a major reversal of life history evolution in plethodontid salamanders. Evolution 58:2809-2222.[Refereed/Juried]

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • Wiens JJ, Chippindale PT, Hillis DM. 2003. When are phylogenetic analyses misled by convergence? A case study in Texas cave salamanders. Systematic Biology 52:501-514.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • T. Castoe, Chippindale PT, Campbell, JA, Ammerman LK, Parkinson CL. 2003. Molecular systematics of the Middle American jumping pitvipers (genus Atropoides) and phylogeography of the Atropoides nummifer complex. Herpetologica 59(420-431).

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Parkinson CL, Campbell JA, Chippindale PT. 2002. Multigene phylogenetic analyses of pitviper relationships, with comments on their biogeography. In: Schuett MH Greene HW, editors. Biology of the Vipers. Traverse City MI: Biological Sciences Press. p. 93-110.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2001
      • Hillis DM, Chamberlain D, Wilcox T, Chippindale PT. 2001. A new species of subterranean blind salamander (Plethodontidae: Hemidactyliini: Eurycea: Typhlomolge) from Austin, Texas, and nomenclature of the major clades of central Texas paedomorphic salamanders. Herpetologica 57:266-280.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • Harvey MB, Ammerman LK, Barker DG, Chippindale PT. 2000. Systematics of pythons of the Morelia amethistina complex (Serpentes: Boidae) with the description of three new species. Herpetological Monographs 14:139-185.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Chippindale PT, Hillis JJW, Price AH. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships and systematic revision of central Texas hemidactyliine plethodontid salamanders. Herpetological Monographs 14:1-80.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2000
      • Chippindale PT. 2000. Species boundaries and species diversity in central Texas hemidactyliine plethodontid salamanders, genus Eurycea. In: Bruce LH Jaeger R, editors. The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. p. 149-165.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • Chippindale PT, Dave VK, Whitmore DH, Robinson JV. Evolution and phylogenetic relationships of coenagrionid damselflies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1998
      • Chippindale, P.T., L.K. Ammerman, and J.A. Campbell.  1998. Molecular approaches to the phylogenetic relationships of the arboreal alligator lizards (Abronia), with emphasis on subgenus Auriculabronia. Copeia 1998: 883-892.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Chippindale, P.T., D.H. Whitmore, T.G. Valencia, V.K. Davé, and J.V. Robinson. 1998. Effective protocols for extraction, amplification, and sequencing of DNA from odonates.  Odonatologica 27: 415-424.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Sasa, M., P.T. Chippindale, and N.A. Johnson. 1998. Patterns of postzygotic isolation in frogs. Evolution 52: 1801-1810.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Chippindale, P.T., A.H. Price, and D.M. Hillis.  1998. Systematic status of the San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana. Copeia 1998: 1046-1049.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Cannatella, D.C., D.M. Hillis, P.T. Chippindale, L. Weigt,  M.J. Ryan, and S. Rand. 1998. Phylogeny of frogs of the Physalaemus pustulosus species group, with an examination of data incongruence.  Systematic Biology 47: 311-335.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1994
      • Wiens, J.J., and P.T. Chippindale.  1994.  Combining and weighting characters and the prior agreement approach revisited.  Systematic Biology  43: 564-566.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      1994
      • Chippindale, P.T., and J.J. Wiens.  1994.  Weighting, partitioning, and combining characters in phylogenetic analysis.  Systematic Biology 43: 278-287.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1993
      • Chippindale, P.T., A.H. Price, and D.M. Hillis.  1993.  A new species of perennibranchiate salamander (Eurycea, Plethodontidae) from Austin, Texas.  Herpetologica 49: 248-259.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      1993
      • Larson, A., and P.T. Chippindale.  1993.  Molecular approaches to the evolutionary biology of plethodontid salamanders. Herpetologica 49: 204-215.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1991
      • Chippindale, P. T.  1991.  Captive reproduction in the Timor monitor (Varanus timorensis similis).  Herpetological Review 22: 52-53. 

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1989
      • Chippindale, P. T.  1989.  Geographic distribution: Dwarf file snake, Gonionotophis klingi   (Liberia).  Herpetological Review 20: 75.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      1989
      • Chippindale, P. T.  1989.  Courtship and nesting records for spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in the Mer  Bleue Bog.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 103: 289-291.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      1989
      • Chippindale, P. T.  1989.  A high-pH discontinuous buffer system for resolution of isozymes in starch-gel electrophoresis. Stain Technology 64: 61-64.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

Courses

      • BIOL 3339-001 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5311-001 EVOLUTION

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-003 BIOL 1441 Cell and Molecular Biology

        The first of a two-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 4350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-005 Cell and Molecular Biology

        The first of a two-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-003 Cell and Molecular Biology

        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a two-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 3339-001 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5311-001 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-001 Call and Molecular Biology

        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a two-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1341-001 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

        1341. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture; 3 hours credit). The first of a two-part introductory biology sequence for students in the ASSURE program, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 4350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-001 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 3339-001 Introduction to Evolution

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5311-001 Introduction to Evolution

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-001 Cell and Molecular Biology

        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 3339-001 Evolution

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5311-001 Evolution

        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 1441-006 Cell and Molecular Biology

        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 4350-001 Conservation Biology

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 5350-001 Conservation Biology

        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BIOL 3339-001 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION
        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5311-001 EVOLUTION
        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 1441-001 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 4350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 1441-006 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5350-001 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
        The goals of this course are to introduce students to the basis of conservation biology, investigate modern quantitative and applied approaches to analysis and preservation of biodiversity, and address current controversies in the field.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 3339-001 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION
        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5311-001 EVOLUTION
        The goals of this course are: to introduce students to the process of evolution, the patterns that result, and the way that evolutionary history has shaped the diversity of organisms on Earth; to explore how evolutionary biologists formulate and test hypotheses; to investigate applications of evolutionary biology to mainstream medical research; and to investigate current controversies in evolutionary biology.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 1441-001 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        1441. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab; 4 hours credit). The first of a three-part introductory biology sequence, this course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement theory presented in lecture. Formerly listed as BIOL 1449; credit will not be given for both.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5367-001 Theoretical Systematics
        The goals of this course are to introduce students to methods for phylogeny reconstruction, and applications of phylogenies in a variety of areas of study. Students will learn use of software packages for phylogenetic analysis and interpretation, and methods for obtaining and analyzing DNA sequences available via the internet.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus

Other Service Activities

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    • Dec  Associate Editor, Herpetologica, 2005-2010