Dr. Dean C Adams

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My research focuses on the evolution of the multivariate phenotype. I am interested in understanding micro- and macroevolutionary patterns of phenotypic diversification, and the historical and ecological processes that are responsible for them. I use a phylogenetic comparative evolutionary framework to attain these goals, directing our empirical work towards vertebrates, with an emphasis on plethodontid salamanders. I also develop new theoretical and analytical approaches for quantifying the multivariate phenotype, and for elucidating patterns of phenotypic evolution and change.

Area of Expertise: 
Evolutionary Biology
Morphometrics
Biostatistics
Education: 
B.A., Biology, Franklin & Marshall College, 1992
M.S. Biology, University of Lousiana, Lafayette, 1994
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1999
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