Dr. Rafe M. Brown

Curator-in-Charge, Herpetology Division

Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


Rafe works on evolutionary processes of diversification, biogeography, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles in island the archipelagos of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.







MSc. student: Karen Olson


Say hello to Karen and her little friend. Karen Olson has joined us to do some comparative conservation genetics on small mammals.















MSc. student: Tashitso Anamza


Zaxicou is a first year student from Tibet with interests in diversification of vertebrates on the Himalayas. She is co-advised with Town Peterson.















Ph.D. student: Scott Travers


Scott is a first year student with interests in phylogenetic systematics and biogeography in Afromontane herp communities.















Ph.D. student: Chan Kin Onn

Chan is a second year student working on evolutionary diversification of South Asian anurans.















Ph.D. student: Anthony Barley

A fifth year Ph.D. student, Anthony works on phylogeography and comparative landscape genetics of Asian skinks.














Ph.D. student: Jamie Oaks


A sixth year Ph.D. student co-advised with Mark Holder, Jamie is working on statistical phylogeography of codistributed gecko lineages in the islands of Southeast Asia. He starts a new postdoctoral position at the University of Washington in January 2014

Jamie's Webpage














Ph.D. student: Jesse Grismer


Jesse Grismer is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working on evolutionary diversification in lizards of the family Agamidae













Dearly departed....