Welcome to the Revell Lab

This website contains information about research in the laboratory of Dr. Liam Revell.

Research in the Revell lab takes place in two main areas: the ecology, evolution, and conservation biology of tropical reptiles; and computational method development for evolutionary biology.

For more information about Dr. Revell's research on methods for comparative biology please check out his development blog.

Since August of 2018 Dr. Revell has been jointly appointed in the Departamento de Ecología at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción in Concepción, Chile and since fall semester of 2019 has been Academic Director of a semester-long University of Massachusetts Boston study abroad program on Ecology, Biodiversity, & Conservation Bioloy in Chile.

Contact information

Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Office: Integrated Sciences Complex, 4th floor, ISC-4150.
Lab: Integrated Sciences Complex, 5th floor, ISC-5350.
Phone: 617-287-7259 (office); 617-287-6049 (lab); 314-580-3045 (cell).
Email: liam.revell@umb.edu. Official faculty page: link.

Departamento de Ecología, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción.
Office: Facultad de Ciencias, 4o piso, Ave. Alonso Ribera 2850.
Email: lrevell@ucsc.cl. Official faculty page: link.

Recent Publications, 2017-present (all publications)

Winchell, K. M., K. P. Schliep, D. L. Mahler, and L. J. Revell. 2020. Phylogenetic signal and evolutionary correlates of urban tolerance in a widespread neotropical lizard clade. Evolution 74: 1274-1288. PDF

Reynolds, R. G., J. J. Kolbe, R. E. Glor, M. López-Darias, C. V., Gómez Pourroy, A. S. Harrison, K. de Queiroz, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos. 2020. Phylogeographic and phenotypic outcomes of brown anole colonization across the Caribbean provide insight into the beginning stages of an adaptive radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 468-494. PDF

Quach, Q. N., R. G. Reynolds, and L. J. Revell. 2020. Historical allopatry and secondary contact or primary intergradation in the Puerto Rican Crested Anole, Anolis cristatellus, on Vieques Island in the Caribbean. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 129: 114-127. PDF

Prado-Irwin, S. R., L. J. Revell, and K. M. Winchell. 2019. Variation in tail morphology across urban and forest populations of the crested anole (Anolis cristatellus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 128: 632-644. PDF

Revell, L. J. 2019. learnPopGen: an R package for population genetic simulation and numerical analysis. Ecology and Evolution 9: 7896-7902. PDF

Bawa, K. S., T. Ingty, L. J. Revell, and K. N. Shivaprakash. 2019. Correlated evolution of flower size and seed number in flowering plants (monocotyledons). Annals of Botany 123: 181-190. PDF

Winchell, K. M., D. Briggs, and L. J. Revell. 2019. Perils of city life: Patterns of injury and fluctuating asymmetry in urban lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 126: 276-288. PDF

Revell, L. J., K. Schliep, E. Valderrama, and J. E. Richardson. 2018. Graphs in phylogenetic comparative analysis: Anscombe’s quartet revisited. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 2145-2154. PDF supplementary appendix

Winchell, K. M., I. Maayan, J. R. Fredette, and L. J. Revell. 2018. Linking locomotor performance to morphological shifts in urban lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 285: 20180229. PDF supplementary appendix

Revell, L. J. 2018. Comparing the rates of speciation and extinction between phylogenetic trees. Ecology and Evolution 8: 5303-5312. PDF supplementary appendix

Revell, L. J., L. E. González-Valenzuela, A. Alfonso, L. A. Castellanos-García, C. E. Guarnizo, and A. J. Crawford. 2018. Comparing evolutionary rates between trees, clades, and traits. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 994-1005. PDF

Winchell, K. M., E. J. Carlen, A. R. Puente-Rolón, and L. J. Revell. 2018. Divergent habitat use of two urban lizard species. Ecology and Evolution 8: 25-35. PDF

Reynolds, R. G., T. R. Strickland, J. J. Kolbe, B. G. Falk, G. Perry, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos. 2017. Archipelagic genetics in a widespread Caribbean anole. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2631-2647. PDF

Arcila, D., G. Ortí, R. Vari, J. W. Armbruster, M. L. J. Stiassny, K. D. Ko, M. H. Sabaj, J. Lundberg, L. J. Revell, and R. Betancur-R. 2017. Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the tree of life. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0020. PDF supplementary appendix

This page contains information about the laboratory and research of Dr. Liam J. Revell, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston (USA) and Profesor Asistente in the Universidad Catótolica de la Santísima Concepción (Chile).