Johnson Lab
Trinity University

Lizard behavioral evolution

Johnson Lab
Trinity University

Lizard behavioral evolution


Welcome to the Johnson Lab!
Michele A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Trinity University
Department of Biology
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

Office: CSI 419; Lab: CSI 418
Office Phone: 210-999-8918
Email: michele.johnson [at] trinity.edu
Twitter: @LizardMichele

How does behavior evolve? We're interested in the ecological factors that influence social behaviors and the physiological mechanisms that underlie those behaviors.  We study lizards in the genus Anolis (anoles), but we're also beginning to explore the diversity of lizards at our local field sites in south-central Texas.  We use field observations, laboratory experiments, neuroendocrine techniques, and comparative methodology to explore behavioral evolution.
Lab News - we've been busy!!

January 2017 - We'll see you in New Orleans at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting. Brittney and Michele are giving talks; Adam and Amy, Maria, Faith, Hannah, and Miguel are presenting posters!

October 2016 - Michele Johnson will be speaking at ScienceWriters 2016, the annual conference of the National Association of Science Writers.

September 2016 - Five fifth grade classrooms in San Antonio now have green anole classroom pets!

August 2016 - Jordan, McKenzie, Michele and our collaborator Cabral Balreira (Trinity, Dept of Mathematics) published an article on dominance hierarchies in anoles in Animal Behavior.


Updated September 2016
Anolis evermanni, Puerto Rico
Johnson Lab Summer Field Crew, 2015
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