Evolutionary Functional Morphology Lab



Evolutionary Functional Morphology Lab
Left to Right: Philip Bergmann, Gen Morinaga, Faye Harwell, Verna Zhao, Erika Schaper, Marian Crockett,
Muhaj Azeez, Rob Holden (see below for details)

Principal Investigator

Philip J. Bergmann

Philip J. Bergmann

E-mail: pjbergma@clarku.edu
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Current Students

Gen Morinaga

September 2012 - Present

PhD student interested in convergent evolution and function-ecology relationships


Amy Cheu

Arriving August 2015

PhD student interested in reptile functional morphology


Kyle Pettinelli

January 2012 - Present

MS student working on thermal and moisture preferences and jumping performance in frogs


Faye Harwell

January 2014 - Present

MS student working on substrate effects on lizard locomotion


Marian Crockett

May 2014 - Present

BA student interested in animal locomotion and science education


Erika Schaper

September 2014 - Present

BA student working on lizard locomotion, the Brachymeles project, and work study


Verna Zhao

May 2015 - Present

BA student interested amphibian biology and x-ray video


Muhaj Azeez

May 2015 - Present

BA student working on lizard locomotion


Rob Holden

May 2015 - Present

BA student working on lizard locomotion and morphometrics





Graduate Student Alumni

Cynthia Alonso, MS: 1/2014 to 7/2015 - Thesis "Standardization of phylogenetically independent contrasts and regression"

Hannah Diebboll, MS: 6/2013 to 5/2015 - Thesis "Environmental, behavioral, and size effects on the dehydration rates of amphibians"

Allegra Mitchell, MS: 1/2011 to 5/2014 - Thesis "The effects of body temperature and hydration on environmental temperature and moisture preferences and jumping performance in green frogs (Lithobates clamitans)"

Natasha Tchamitchian, MA: 3/2011 to 5/2013 - Thesis "The effects of anthropogenic and natural acidification on Amphibians"




Past Students

Molly Provost, BA: 5/2013 to 4/2015

Sarah Kaufman, BA: 5/2014 to 4/2015

Becca Rood-Goldman, BA: 8/2013 to 4/2014

Leah Siegel-Reamer, BA: 5/2012 to 4/2014

Mandy Gaudreau - PhD Student, 1/2012 to 4/2013

Kelsey Giedymin, BA: 9/2011 to 4/2012

Meredith Hare-Drubka, BA: 5/2011 to 15/2013

David Opp, BA: 1/2011 to 4/2011

Simone Palladino, BA: 9/2011 to 4/2012

Daniel Rabinowicz, BA: 1/2011 to 8/2012

Katelyn Richer, BA: 9/2012 to 4/2013

Erika Roth, BA: 5/2012 to 4/2013

Sarah Schnur, BA: 5/2012 to 5/2013

Allyson Zelck, 1/2011 to 4/2012 - Undergraduate



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