we study the diversity, evolution, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles.  illustration of several frogs arranged in the shape of Africa


We conduct research in the field, in the lab, and in museum collections. We are dedicated to communicating science to a broad audience of students, teachers, and the public.

The Blackburn Lab is based in Dickinson Hall on the UF campus.​ We welcome students, postdocs, and collaborators that are interested in evolution, systematics, biogeography, comparative morphology, phenotype diversity, and informatics.

The University of Florida is a top-ranked public research institution with more than 40,000 undergraduate and 17,000 graduate students. UF has a network of colleges and departments focused on topics of ecology and evolution, providing a rich academic environment for students interested in organismic and evolutionary biology.