College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Frank T. Burbrink

Frank T. Burbrink

Office : Building 6S Room 131
Phone : 718.982.3961
Fax : 718.982.3852

Degrees :
Ph.D. Zoology Louisiana State University
MS Biology University of Illinois
BS - University of Illinois

Biography / Academic Interests :
1) Molecular systematics and statistical phylogenetics
2) Speciation and population genetics
4) Comparative evolutionary biology and diversification processes
5) Historical Ecology
6) Evolutionary history and ecology of reptiles and amphibians

Scholarship / Publications :
Burbrink, F.T., Chen, X., Myers, E.A., Brandley, M.C., and R.A. Pyron. 2012. Evidence for determinism in species diversification and contingency in phenotypic evolution during adaptive radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences 279: 4817-4826.
Burbrink, F. T., Ruane*, S., and R. A. Pyron. 2012. When are adaptive radiations replicated in areas? ecological opportunity and unexceptional diversification in West Indian dipsadine snakes (Colubridae: Alsophiini). Journal of Biogeography 39: 465-475.
Pyron, R.A. and F.T. Burbrink. 2013. Phylogenetic estimates of speciation and extinction rates for testing ecological and evolutionary hypotheses. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (in press).

Pyron, R.A. and F.T. Burbrink. 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters (in press).

Chen, X., Huang, S., Guo, P., Colli, G.R., Montes de Oca, A.N., Vitt, L.J., Pyron, R.A., and F.T. Burbrink. 2013. Understanding the formation of ancient intertropical disjunct distributions using Asian and Neotropical hinged-teeth snakes (Sibynophis and Scaphiodontophis: Serpentes: Colubridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:254-261.

Burbrink, F.T., Yao*, H., Ingrasci, M., Bryson, R., Guiher*, T.J., Ruane*, S.. 2011. Speciation at the Mogollon Rim in the Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 445-454.

Burbrink, F. T., and R. Alexander Pyron. 2011. The impact of gene-tree/species-tree discordance on diversification-rate estimation. Evolution 65: 1851-1961.