Our lab studies spatial patterns of biodiversity and their underlying evolutionary and ecological processes, with the explicit aim of improving biodiversity prediction and conservation in tropical regions.


Our projects focus on tropical biogeography, integrative uses of comparative phylogeography, GIS-based distribution models, current environmental data and paleoclimatic simulations, and animal physiology - particularly in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and Amazonia.



Recent Publicity

Carnaval lab published new paper on invasive lizards in Brazil!

March 06, 2017

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Atlantic Forest stability maps for Last Glacial Maximum and Last Interglacial 

Carnaval, et al. 2014. Proc R Soc B.

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