Welcome to the Bell Lab!

We are part of the Institute for Biodiversity Science + Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences and several lab members are based at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Our research group studies the evolution, ecology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. 

Banner Photo: Hyperolius drewesi. These cuties are endemic to PrĂ­ncipe Island and are named in honor of my friend and colleague Dr. Robert Drewes, Curator Emeritus at the California Academy of Sciences (photo by Andrew Stanbridge).