The Conservation Biology and Herpetology Laboratory 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