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Javier A. Rodríguez

Associate Dean, College of Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
Office: MPE-A 127
Mail Code: 4001
Phone: 702-895-1554
Fax: 702-895-3956


My research focuses on the systematics (the discovery of the diversity and evolutionary history of organisms) and population and evolutionary ecology of lizards, snakes, and frogs. Specifically, my laboratory investigates the phylogeography (the study of the geographical distribution of genealogical lineages) of species from the Puerto Rican Bank, in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the feeding ecology of snakes from western North America, and more recently, life history evolution of scorpions.


Biogeography, Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Evolutionary Ecology, Feeding Ecology, Genetic Divergence


  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  • B.S. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Selected Publications

Rodríguez's Publications