Vertebrate Curatorial Manager and Assistant Researcher
Chris Evelyn is a herpetologist with an interest in the evolution of diversity in amphibians and reptiles. His research to date has focused on speciation, morphological evolution, and ecological patterns across spatial scales from microhabitat to biogeography. Chris is also passionate about outdoor education and conservation from his time teaching environmental education on Santa Catalina Island to current cooperative projects with state and federal agencies. Chris spent 2018 in Mexico studying parapatric speciation in the salamanders of Oaxaca as a UC Mexus Postdoctoral Fellow.