Research Interests
Javier A. Rodríguez


I am broadly interested in systematics (the discovery of the diversity and evolutionary history of organisms) and population and evolutionary ecology, with emphasis on phylogeography (the study of the geographical distribution of genealogical lineages, especially those of intraspecific populations), and snake feeding ecology. Although I am not limited taxonomically, most of my study taxa are squamate reptiles and anurans. My ongoing research projects include:

  • Systematics of Puerto Rican Green Snails (Gaeotis)

  • Phylogeography of the White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus albilabris) in the Puerto Rican Bank

  • Feeding ecology of the Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) and the Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)

 


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