h. bradley shaffer

H. Bradley Shaffer

UCLA La Kretz Center Director and Distinguished Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

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1982 – PhD – University of Chicago – Evolutionary Biology
1976 – BS – University of California, Berkeley – Zoology

Research Interests

Evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles. Recent research projects include comparative phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles in California and the central U.S., systematics of freshwater turtles and tortoises in Australia, California, and the rest of the globe, and conservation genetics of endangered California amphibians and reptiles. Recently, we have focused a great deal of ecological and genetical work on the California tiger salamander, an endangered species native to central California grassland habitat.