Jeanne M. Robertson, Assistant Professor
Office: Chaparral Hall 5318 Lab: Chaparral Hall 5301 Paper mail: Department of Biology California State University, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8303 Phone: 818-677-4408; Fax: 818-677-2034
Ph.D. (2008). Cornell University. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dissertation Advisor: Kelly Zamudio
M.S. (2002). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Dept of Zoology. Thesis Advisor: Karen Lips
I am an evolutionary biologist interested in microevolutionary processes that mediate population and lineage diversification. Specific interests include: population and landscape genetics, phylogeography, patterns of and processes of genetic, phenotypic, and behavioral isolation, the evolution and functional significance of color pattern in amphibians and reptiles, ecological speciation.
Select Publications (see website for complete list)
Robertson, J. M., and A. Vega. 2011. Genetic and phenotypic variation in a colourful treefrog across five geographic barriers. J. Biogeogr. 38:11: 2122- 2135
Robertson, J. M., K. Hoversten, M. Gründler, T. J. Poorten, D. K. Hews, and E. B. Rosenblum. 2011. Colonization of novel White Sands habitat is associated with changes in lizard anti-predator behaviour. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 103:657-667.
Robertson, J.M. and L.M. Chan. In press. Species richness in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. J. Biogeogr. 38: 2043-2044 [Commentary].
2010 and prior
Robertson, J. M., and E. B. Rosenblum. 2010. Male territoriality and 'sex confusion' in recently adapted lizards at White Sands. J. Evol. Biol. 23:1928-1936.
Yoder, J. B., E. Clancey, S. Des Roches, J. M. Eastman, L. Gentry, W. Godsoe, T. J. Hagey, D. Jochimsen, B. P. Oswald, J. Robertson, B. A. J. Sarver, J. J. Schenk, S. F. Spear, and L. J. Harmon. Ecological opportunity and the origin of adaptive radiations. 2010. J. Evol. Biol. 23:1581-1596.
Robertson, J., and E. B. Rosenblum. 2009. Rapid divergence of social signal colouration across the White Sands ecotone for three lizard species under strong natural selection. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 98:243-255.
Robertson, J. M., M. C. Duryea, and K. R. Zamudio. 2009. Discordant patterns of evolutionary differentiation in two Neotropical treefrogs. Mol. Ecol. 18:1375-1395.
Robertson, J. M., and K. R. Zamudio. 2009. Vicariance and localized selection contribute to phenotypic diversification in a polytypic frog. J. Hered.
Ohmer, M. E., J. M. Robertson, and K. R. Zamudio. 2009. Discordance in body size, color pattern, and advertisement call across genetically distinct regions of a Neotropical anuran (Dendropsophus ebraccatus). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 97:298-313.
Zamudio, K., J. Robertson, L. Chan, and I. Sazima. 2009. Population structure in an extreme narrow endemic: evidence for drift offset by asymmetrical migration in a tiny geographic range. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 97:259 - 274.
Robertson, J. M., K. R. Lips, and E. J. Heist. 2008. Fine scale gene flow and individual movements among subpopulations of Centrolene prosoblepon (Anura : Centrolenidae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 56:13-26.
Robertson, J. M., and A. D. Robertson. 2008. Spatial and temporal patterns of phenotypic variation in a Neotropical frog. J. Biogeogr. 35:830-843.
Rosenbaum, P. A., J. M. Robertson, and K. R. Zamudio. 2007. Unexpectedly low genetic divergences among populations of the threatened bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). Conserv. Genet. 8:331-342.