Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Alex R. Gunderson

Assistant Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Department Affiliation
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
  • M.S., College of William and Mary , 2007
  • B.S., Minnesota State University, 2004
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2018-
  • Post-doctoral scholar, UC Berkeley, 2014, 2017
  • Post-doctoral scholar, San Francisco State University, 2014-2017

Research & Teaching Specializations: Tropical Ecology, Climate Change and Species Vulnerability

  • Katherine Goodman Stern Fellow, Duke University, 2012-2013
Overseas Experience
  • Puerto Rico
  • Jamaica
Selected Publications
  • 2018. “Visual “playback” of colorful signals in the field supports sensory drive for signal detectability.” Current Zoology. 64: 93-98
  • 2018. “Thermal niche evolution across replicated Anolis lizard adaptive radiations.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 285: 20172241.
  • 2016. “A conceptual framework for understanding thermal constraints on ectotherm activity with implications for predicting responses to global change.” Ecology Letters 19: 111-120.
  • 2012. “Geographic variation in vulnerability to climate warming in a tropical Caribbean lizard.” Functional Ecology 26: 783-793.
  • 2011. “Tests of the contribution of acclimation to geographic variation in water loss rates of the West Indian lizard Anolis cristatellus.” Journal of Comparative Physiology B 181: 965-972.

Full CV or Website
Curriculum Vitae
The Gunderson Lab – Tulane