My name is Tobias Landberg and I'm studying three species for my PhD at UCONN. Ambystoma maculatum, of course (did my MS at UMASS on A. mac), and A. texanum and A. barbouri for triple bonus points!
Evolution of phenotypes involves interactions between maternal, genetic, and environmental sources of variation. I am trying to sort through that. My research includes manipulating the environments of multiple species to determine how the response to the environment changes through ontogeny and evolution. My dissertation is on the embryonic and larval responses to experimental oxygen and yolk reserve manipulation, but I've also supervised predator-induced plasticity research. I'm interested in how this variation affects fitness through larval development, behavior and functional morphology.
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut