FORA.tv Speaker - David C. Blackburn
David C. Blackburn is Assistant Curator of Herpetology research at the California Academy of Sciences.
Blackburn's research include deep-time historical biogeography and phylogeography of continental Africa, with study of biodiversity in diverse habitats including mountains, tropical forests, and Saharan oases; evolution of morphological diversity in amphibians, including morphological novelty, developmental and functional morphology, and patterns of ecomorphological change; and systematics of frogs from sub-Saharan Africa, with descriptions of new species and estimation of phylogenetic relationships using molecular and morphological data.
05.15.12 | 01:16:02 min
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