MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Rayna Bell: Bridges, rafts, and phenotypic diversification in the Gulf of Guinea archipelago

Seminar | March 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Rayna Bell (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ/IB Faculty Search. 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.

Island faunas have inspired evolutionary biologists for centuries and I am especially captivated by the enigmatic history of amphibians on islands. Over the last ten years I have been studying amphibian diversification in the Gulf of Guinea archipelago, a chain of islands off the coast of Central Africa that is composed of one land-bridge island (Bioko) and three oceanic islands (Príncipe, São Tomé, and Annobón). In this talk I integrate genomic, behavioral, ecological and morphological data to investigate the colonization history and diversification of the archipelago’s amphibian fauna., 510-642-3567