Richard Glor

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Associate Curator, Biodiversity Institute
Ph.D., Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri, 2004
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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