The Anderson lab at CCNY


We study spatial patterns of environmental suitability ... and their ecological and evolutionary consequences.


Robert P. Anderson

Professor, Department of Biology
City College of New York (CCNY)
City University of New York (CUNY)
Marshak Science Building, Room J-526

160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 USA
Telephone, office: (212) 650-8504
Telephone, research laboratory: (212) 650-8424
FAX: (212) 650-8585
CCNY E-mail
Research Associate, Mammalogy
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024 USA
Telephone: (212) 769-5989
FAX (212) 769-5239
AMNH E-mail










Anderson academic history
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mammalogy, 2001-2003
New York, NY, USA
Ph.D. (honors) in Systematics and Ecology, 2001
University of Kansas, Natural History Museum
Lawrence, KS, USA
B.A. (cum laude) in Biology, 1994
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS, USA


My lab conducts biogeographic research at the interface between ecology and evolution (see links at upper right). The overreaching theme is to characterize the spatial configuration of environmental suitability for species, and then study its ecological and evolutionary consequences. To do so, we have been deeply involved in the development and application of GIS-based methods for modeling species niches and distributions. Our current projects focus specifically on the small mammals of the northern Neotropics and Madagascar, the latter funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (see Research).



Cerro Santa Ana on the Pennsula de Paraguan in northwestern Venezuela, site of fieldwork undertaken in collaboration with Dr. Jos Ochoa-G. (October 2005).




Laguna del Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica, July 2010. Photo by M. Soley-Guardia


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R. P. Anderson
Copyright 2004-2015.

Unless noted, all photographs by RPA

Last modified: 4 May 2015 (RPA)