Profiles in "Vertebrates" Expertise Area

  • DeNardo has been a faculty member with the School of Life Sciences since 1998 and has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of environmental physiology.
  • Senko's work links science with innovation and governance to address dynamic coastal conservation challenges of the 21st century. He leads field and lab based research projects in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
  • Rebecca Fisher's primary appointment is at the UA COM-Phoenix, where she designed the anatomy curriculum. Fisher studies the functional anatomy and evolution of the musculoskeletal system in vertebrates and cephalopods.
  • Gerber aims to accelerate the success of biodiversity management and sustainable biodiversity outcomes by fostering relationships among academics and decision makers.
  • Martins studies behavioral evolution by mapping the ancient history of lizard communication in the southwestern US and by studying how sensory systems impact social behavior in the biomedically-important zebrafish.
  • Matthew Jones is a paleontologist interested in understanding the origins and early radiation of the major groups of placental mammals. He studies the evolution, diversification, and biogeography of mammals during the early Cenozoic.