Carl Hutter

Dissertation Defense July 30, 2019
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Advisors: Rafe Brown and Rich Glor
Research Interests: Biogeography, speciation, community assembly, systematics, macroevolution
Hometown: Shawano, Wisconsin


  • M.A. in Ecology and Evolution from Stony Brook University, 2012
  • B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2010


  • Hutter C.R., Escobar-Lasso S., Rojas-Morales J.A., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas P.A., Imba H., & Guayasamin J.M. 2013. High site fidelity, aggressive interactions and vocalisations of the Red-spotted Glassfrog, Nymphargus grandisonae, Cochran & Goin 1970 (Anura: Centrolenidae). The Journal of Natural History 47: 3011-3032.  DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2013.792961
  • Hutter C.R., Guayasamin J.M., & Wiens J.J. 2013. Explaining Andean megadiversity: the evolutionary and ecological causes of glassfrog elevational richness patterns. Ecology Letters 16: 1135–1144. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12148.
  • Wiens J.J., Hutter C.R., Mulcahy D.G., Noonan B.P., Townsend T.M., Sites J.M. Jr, & Reeder T.W. 2012. Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes (Squamata) with extensive sampling of genes and species. Biology Letters 8: 1043–1046.  DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0703.
  • Coloma L.A., Carvajal-Endara S., Dueñas J.F., Paredes-Recalde A., Morales-Mite M., Almeida-Reinoso D., Tapia E.E., Hutter C.R., Toral E., & Guayasamin J.M. 2012. Molecular phylogenetic systematics of stream frogs of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group (Anura: Hylidae), and description of two new species from Ecuador. Zootaxa 3364: 1–74.
  • Hutter C.R. & Guayasamin J.M. 2012. A new cryptic species of Glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Nymphargus) from Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador. Zootaxa 3257: 1–21.


  • Hutter C.R., Escobar-Lasso S., Rojas-Morales J.A., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas P.A., Imba H., & Guayasamin J.M. 2012. Territoriality of the Red-spotted Glassfrog, Nymphargus grandisonae, Cochran and Goin 1970 (Anura: Centrolenidae).  Seventh World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver Canada.


  • 2013 – Lila and Madison Self Graduate Fellowship finalist, University of Kansas ($3,000).
  • 2013 – Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship, University of Kansas ($5,000).
  • 2013 – Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation ($132,000).


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