Kelly R. Zamudio

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Curator of Herpetology, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
Goldwin Smith Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

E209 Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4212

Kelly R. Zamudio

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Curator of Herpetology, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
Goldwin Smith Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Population genomics; phytogeography; systematics; behavior; comparative organismal biology

Current Research Interest

Population impacts of pathogenic chytrid fungi in natural amphibian populations; genomics of host-pathogen interactions; population genomics of differentiation in reptiles and amphibians; mating systems and determinants of reproductive success in reptiles and amphibians

Distinction

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
Cornell University Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow Award
Cornell Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Cornell University Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Award for Excellence in Advising

Selected Publications

Scheele, Ben C., Frank Pasmans, Lee F. Skerratt, Lee Berger, An Martel, Wouter Beukema, Aldemar A. Acevedo, et al. “Amphibian Fungal Panzootic Causes Catastrophic and Ongoing Loss of Biodiversity.” Science 363 (2019): 1459-1463.

Polato, Nicholas R., Brian A. Gill, Alisha A. Shah, Miranda M. Gray, Kayce L. Casner, Antione Barthelet, Philipp W. Messer, et al. “Narrow Thermal Tolerance and Low Dispersal Drive Higher Speciation in Tropical Mountains.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115 (2018): 12471-12476.

Cornell Research Website Article

Frogs, Under Attack by a Lethal Pathogen