Amanda J Zellmer, PhD

  1. Zellmer, A.J.  Adaptive divergence of wood frog populations in the face of gene flow.  In prep.

  2. Zellmer, A.J., M.M. Hanes, S.M. Hird, & B.C. Carstens. 2012. Deep phylogeographic structure and environmental differentiation in the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata. Systematic Biology 61(5): 763-777.

  3. McCormack, J.E., S. Hird, A.J. Zellmer, B.C. Carstens, & R.T. Brumfield. 2011. Applications of next-generation sequencing to phylogeography and phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66(2): 526-538.

  4. McCormack, J.E., A.J. Zellmer, & L.L. Knowles.  2010. Does niche divergence accompany allopatric divergence in Aphelocoma jays as predicted under ecological speciation?: Insights from tests with niche models.  Evolution 64(5): 1231-1244.

  5. Zellmer, A.J. & L.L. Knowles.  2009.  Disentangling the effects of historic vs. contemporary landscape structure on population genetic divergence.  Molecular Ecology 18: 3593-3602.

  6. Zellmer, A.J., T.F.H. Allen, & K. Kesseboehmer.  2006. The nature of ecological complexity: a protocol for building the narrative.  Ecological Complexity 3: 171-182.

The broader goal of my research is to understand how spatial landscape patterns shape both ecological and evolutionary processes. In particular, I am interested in the consequences of human-mediated environmental alterations on evolutionary patterns. I investigate these processes using an integrative approach, combining molecular tools, experimental data, field surveys, and geographic information systems data.

Right: Heat map demonstrating areas of connectivity among two wood frog populations based on difficulty of landscape for dispersal.

Research Interests:

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology

Postdoctoral Researcher, Vantuna Research Group

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

email: zellmer [at]

Copyright Amanda June Zellmer

August 2013

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