UMass Boston

Liam Revell

Department:
Biology
Title:
Professor
Location:
ISC, Floor 04
Phone:
617.287.7259

Areas of Expertise

Phylogenetics, Evolutionary Biology, Herpetology

Degrees

PhD, Harvard University, 2009 (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology)
MA, Washington University, 2006 (Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology)
BA, summa cum laude, Boston University, 2003 (Biology)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

Research in Liam Revell's lab is concentrated in two main areas: computational method development for phylogenetics (primarily phylogenetic comparative biology); and evolutionary ecology of reptiles. He is presently conducting most of his computational method development in the R language and statistical computing environment and he developed, supports, and maintains an extensive, multifunctional R phylogenetics library, 'phytools.' Students and postdocs in his lab are presently conducting research on tropical reptiles. For instance, they are studying adaptation to urban environments in Puerto Rican Anolis lizards; and they are investigating the evolutionary diversification and conservation genetics of an imperiled clade of Caribbean boas.

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Durham, North Carolina

Publications

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