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Phillips, Christopher A

Principal Herpetologist
Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles

Address and Contact Information

185 Natural Resources Building
615 E. Peabody Dr.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820


Postdoc, Department of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, University of Illinois, 1989-1991

PhD, Population Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1989

BS, Environmental Biology, Eastern Illinois University, 1983

Research Interests

Using molecular markers to elucidate patterns of gene flow and historical biogeography; Ecology and Life History of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus); Ecology, behavior, and evolution of pond breeding salamanders.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Board of Governors Class of 2007, Class of 2012

Herpetological Review, Associate Editor 2005 - 2009
American Midland Naturalist, Associate Editor 2010 to present

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