Dr. Richard Glor

Rich Glor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Curator

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Dr. Glor studies the evolution of biological diversity, focusing on adaptive radiation in Anolis lizards and other reptiles.

Research interests:

  • adaptive radiation
  • biological diversification
  • phylogenetic systematics
  • speciation
  • herpetology
  • macroevolution


Teaching interests:

  • systematics
  • herpetology

Selected Publications

  • Guayasamin, J. M., Vieira, J., Glor, R.E., and Hutter, C.R. 2019. A new glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Hyalinobatrachium) from the Topo River Basin, Amazonian slopes of the Andes of Ecuador. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13: 133-144.
  • Reynolds, R. G., Kolbe, J.J., Glor, R.E., López-Darias, M., Gómez Pourroy,C.V.,  Harrison, A.S., de Queiroz, K., Revell, L.J., and Losos, J.B. 2019. Phylogeographic and phenotypic outcomes of brown anole colonization across the Caribbean provide insight into the beginning stages of an adaptive radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33(4): 468-494. doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13581.
  • Melville, J., Ritchie, E. G., Chapple, S. N. J.,  Glor, R. E., and Schulte II, J. A.. 2018. Diversity in Australia’s tropical savannas: an integrative taxonomic revision of agamid lizards from the genera Amphibolurus and Lophognathus (Lacterilia: Agamidae). Memoirs of Museum, Victoria 77.
  • MacGuigan, D. J., Geneva, A. J., and Glor, R. E. 2017. A genomic assessment of species boundaries and hybridization in a group of highly polymorphic anoles (distichus species complex). Ecology and Evolution, 7(11): 3657-3671. doi:10.1002/ece3.2751 ISSN: 2045-7758
  • Ng, J., Geneva, A. J., Noll, S., and Glor, R. E. 2017. Signals and Speciation: Anolis Dewlap Color as a Reproductive Barrier. Journal of Herpetology 51(3): 437-447. doi:10.1670/16-033 ISSN: 0022-1511
  • Ingram, T., Harrison, A., Mahler, D. L., Del Rosario Castaneda, M., Glor, R. E., Herrel, A., Stuart, Y. E., and Losos, J. B. 2016. Comparative tests of the role of dewlap size in Anolis lizard speciation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 1845.
  • Ng, J., Ossip-Klein, A. G., and Glor, R. E. 2016. Adaptive signal coloration maintained in the face of gene flow in a Hispaniolan Anolis Lizard. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16 (1): 1.
  • Mahler, D. L., Lambert, S. M., Geneva, A. J., Ng, J., Hedges, S. B., Losos, J. B., and Glor, R. E. 2016. Discovery of a giant chameleon-like lizard (Anolis) on Hispaniola and its Significance to understanding replicated adaptive radiations. American Naturalist 188 (3): 357–364.
  • Falk, B. G., R. E. Glor, and S. L. Perkins. (2015). Clonal reproduction shapes evolution in the lizard malaria parasite Plasmodium floridense. Evolution, 69(6), 1584–1596.
  • Geneva, A. J., Hilton, J., Noll, S., and R. E. Glor. (2015). Multilocus phylogenetic analyses of Hispaniolan and Bahamian trunk anoles (distichus species group). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 87(C), 105–117.
  • Ng, J., A. L. Kelly, D. J. MacGuigan, and R. E. Glor. (2013) The role of heritable and dietary factors in the sexual signal of a Hispaniolan Anolis lizard, Anolis distichus. Journal of Heredity 104:862-873
  • Gamble, T., A. J. Geneva, R. E. Glor, D. Zarkower (2013) Anolis sex chromosomes are derived from a single ancestral pair. Evolution 68: 1027-1041. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12328
  • Wollenberg, K. C., I. J. Wang, R. E. Glor, and J. B. Losos (2013) Determinism in the diversification of Hispaniolan trunk-ground anols(Anolis cybotes species complex). Evolution.
  • Ascher, J. M., A. J. Geneva, J. Ng, J. D. Wyatt, and R. E. Glor. (2013) Phylogenetic analyses of novel squamate adenovirus sequences in wild-caught Anolis lizards. PloS One.
  • Lambert, S. M., A. J. Geneva, D. L. Mahler, and R. E. Glor (2013) Using genomic data to revisit a classic example of reproductive character displacement in Haitian Anolis lizards. Molecular Ecology 22:3981-3995.
  • Algar, A. C., D. L. Mahler, R. E. Glor, and J. B. Losos (2013) Niche incumbency, dispersal limitation and climate change shpe geographical distributions in a species-rich island adaptive radiation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:391-402.
  • Hertz, P. E., Y. Arima, A. Harrison, R. B. Huey, J. B. Losos, and R. E. Glor. (2013) Tempo and bone in evolution: asynchonous trait evolution in Anolis lizards. Evolution.
  • Ng, J., E. L. Landeen, R. M. Logsdon, R. E. Glor (2013) Correlation between Anolis lizard dewlap phenotype and environmental variation indicates adaptive divergence of a signal important to sexual selection and species recognition. Evolution 67:573–582.
  • Alfoldi, J., F. DiPalma, M. Grabherr, C. J. Williams, L. Kong, E. Mauceli, P. Russell, C. B. Lowe, and R. E. Glor. 2011. "The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals" Nature. 477. 587-591.
  • Glor, R. E. and D. L. Warren. 2011. "Testing ecological explanations for biogeographic boundaries" Evolution. 65. 673-683.
  • Scantlebury, D., J. Ng, M. Landestoy, A. J. Geneva, and R. E. Glor. 2011. "Notes on activity patterns of five species of Sphaerodactylus (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Dominican Republic" IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History. 18. 13-17.
  • Melville, J., E. Ritchie, S. Chapple, R. E. Glor, and J. Schulte. 2011. "Evolutionary origins and diversification of dragon lizards in Australia's tropical savannas" Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 58. 257-270.
  • Mahler, D. L. and R. E. Glor. 2011. "Anolis cybotes cybotes (Hispaniolan Stout Anole) and Anolis marron (Jacmel Gracile Anole) Predation/Prey" Herpetological Review. 42. 272-273.
  • Harmon, H. and R. E. Glor. 2010. "Poor performance of the Mantel test in phylogenetic comparative analyses" Evolution. 64. 2173-2178.
  • Glor, R. E.. 2010. "Phylogenetic insights on adaptive radiation" Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.
  • Presgraves, D. C. and R. E. Glor. 2010. "Evolutionary biology: speciation on islands" Current Biology. 20. R440-442.
  • Rabosky, D. and R. E. Glor. 2010. "Equilibrium speciation dynamics in a model adaptive radiation of island lizards" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107. 22178-22183.
  • Warren, D. L., R. E. Glor, and M. Turelli. 2010. "ENMTools: A toolbox for comparative studies of environmental niche models" Ecography. 33. 607-611.
  • Mahler, D. L., L. J. Revell, R. E. Glor, and J. B. Losos. 2010. "Ecological opportunity and the rate of morphological evolution in the diversification of Greater Antillean anoles" Evolution. 64. 2731-2745.
  • Glor, R. E.. 2009. "Geiger: Analysis of evolutionary diversification"
  • Glor, R. E.. 2009. "ENMTools: A toolbox for comparative studies of environmental niche model"
  • Ng, J., S. J. Perkins, E. J. Dussmann, and R. E. Glor. 2009. "Eleven highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for the lizard Anolis distichus" Conservation Genetics Resources.
  • Harmon, L. J., J. T. Weir, C. D. Brock, R. E. Glor, and W. Challenger. 2008. "GEIGER: Investigating evolutionary radiations" Bioinformatics. 24. 129-131.
  • Warren, D. L., R. E. Glor, and M. Turelli. 2008. "Climate niche identity versus conservatism: quantitative approaches to niche evolution" Evolution. 62. 2868-2883.
  • Glor, R. E., M. L. Johnson, and A. Larson. 2007. "Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus) and other Puerto Rican Anolis" Conservation Genetics. 8. 1481-1493.
  • Kolbe, J. J., R. E. Glor, L. Rodriguez-Schettino, A. R. Chamizo-Lara, A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2007. "Multiple sources, admixture, and genetic variation in introduced lizard populations" Conservation Biology. 21. 1612-1625.
  • Knouft, J. H., J. B. Losos, R. E. Glor, and J. J. Kolbe. 2006. "Phylogenetic analysis of the evolution of the niche and of species associations in lizards of the Anolis sagrei group" Ecology. 87. S29-S38.
  • Losos, J. B., R. E. Glor, and J. J. Kolbe. 2006. "Adaptation, Speciation, and Convergence: A Hierarchical Analysis of Adaptive Radiation in Caribbean Anolis Lizards" Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 93. 24-33.
  • Revell, L. J., L. J. Harmon, and R. E. Glor. 2005. "Under-parameterized model of sequence evolution leads to biased estimates of diversification rate in molecular phylogenies" Systematic Biology. 54. 973-983.
  • Glor, R. E., A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2005. "Out of Cuba: overwater dispersal and speciation among lizards in the Anolis carolinensis subgroup" Molecular Ecology. 14. 2419-2432.
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2005. "Mainland colonization by an island species" Journal of Biogeography. 32. 929-938.
  • Glor, R. E., M. E. Gifford, A. Larson, J. B. Losos, L. Rodrfguez-Schettino, A. R. Chamizo-Lara, and T. R. Jackman. 2004. "Partial island submergence and speciation in an adaptive radiation: A multilocus analysis of the Cuban green anoles" Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271. 2257-2265.
  • Kolbe, J. J., R. E. Glor, L. Rodriguez-Schettino, A. R. Chamizo-Lara, A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2004. "Genetic variation increases during the biological invasion of a Cuban lizard" Nature. 431. 177-181.
  • Glor, R. E.. 2003. "Rediscovering the diversity of Dominican anoles" Islands and the Sea: Essays on Herpetological Exploration in the West Indies. edited by Henderson, R. W. and R. Powell. 141-152.
  • Losos, J. B. and R. E. Glor. 2003. "Phylogenetic comparative methods and the geography of speciation" Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 18. 220-227.
  • Glor, R. E., J. J. Kolbe, R. Powell, A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2003. "Phylogenetic analysis of ecological and morphological diversification in Hispaniolan trunk-ground anoles (Anolis cybotes group)" Evolution. 57. 2383-2397.
  • Losos, J. B., M. Leal, R. E. Glor, K. de Queiroz, P. E. Hertz, L. Rodriguez-Schettino, A. Chamizo Lara, T. R. Jackman, and A. Larson. 2003. "Niche lability in the evolution of a Caribbean lizard community" Nature. 424. 542-545.
  • Glor, R. E., A. S. Flecker, M. F. Benard, and A. G. Power. 2001. "Lizard diversity and agricultural disturbance in a Caribbean forest landscape" Biodiversity and Conservation. 10. 711-723.
  • Glor, R. E., L. J. Vitt, and A. Larson. 2001. "A molecular genetic analysis of diversification in Amazonian lizards" Molecular Ecology. 10. 2661-2668.
  • Powell, R., J. A. Ottenwalder, S. J. Inchaustegui, R. W. Henderson, and R. E. Glor. 2000. "Amphibians and reptiles of the Dominican Republic: species of special concern" Oryx. 34. 118-128.