Jocelyn Colella

Robert W. and Geraldine Wilson Assistant Professor
Assistant Curator
Primary office:
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard (Fall 2021)


I am an evolutionary biologist that leverages the temporal and geographic breadth of natural history collections to understand how organisms respond to change through time. The foundation of my research is assessing the evolutionary consequences of climate cycling on the pattern and process of mammalian diversification.

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