Catenazzi Lab for Conservation Biology & Herpetology

The Catenazzi Laboratory for Conservation Biology & Herpetology is a research group directed by Dr. Alessandro Catenazzi within the Institute of Environment at Florida International University (FIU).

The directions of the lab are diverse; from disease ecology to taxonomy and community ecology to physiology, but all with the goal of documenting and preserving biological diversity.

Several projects within the lab include:

  • Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and amphibian declines in the Andes
  • Taxonomy and systematics of neotropical amphibians and reptiles
  • Dynamics of rebounding amphibian populations
  • Thermal ecology and vulnerability to climate warming
  • Distribution of the salamander chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans
  • Resistance and susceptibility to chytridiomycosis in frogs of the genus Gastrotheca
  • Ecology and conservation of river-breeding frogs
  • Parasites of Neotropical anurans 
  • Reproductive physiology of marsupial frogs

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