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David C. Blackburn


Curator of Herpetology

Research Description

Dr. David Blackburn is interested in the evolution, diversity, and conservation of amphibians with a focus on both frogs and Africa. His research program is diverse and integrates studies of phenotypes, geographic distributions, and natural history. Current projects focus on African frogs include molecular phylogenetics, fossils, natural history, and reproductive biology of threatened frog species.

This research is currently supported by several grants, including the US National Science Foundation for both biodiversity surveys and phenotype informatics as well as the JRS Biodiversity Foundation for digitization of scientific collections in Africa.

Recent field expeditions to study African amphibians and reptiles include work in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Interested in learning more about amphibians? Check out AmphibiaWeb or celebrate amphibian diversity in song.

Find Dave on-line at ResearchGate and Google Scholar, or follow him on Twitter @davidcblackburn and Tumblr.

Lab Memberships

Blackburn Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)


Division of Herpetology
Florida Museum of Natural History
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


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Phone:  (415) 379-5375