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Dr. Alison Ossip-Drahos

Assistant Professor of Biology
Natural Sciences

Phone: 478.471.2744
Website: https://www.mga.edu/health-natural-sciences/natural-sciences/

  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 382
    Phone: 478.471.2744
Office Hours: Spring 2020:
Monday/Wednesday: 3:30-5:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12-2pm
Courses: BIOL 1001K Introductory Biology I for Non-Majors
BIOL 1002K Introductory Biology II for Non-Majors
BIOL 2108K Principles of Biology II
SCIE 2999 Directed Studies in Lizard Behavior
BIOL 3211 Evolution
BIOL 4411 Animal Behavior
BIOL 4894 Research in Lizard Behavior
Education: Ph.D. Indiana University
B.S. University of Rochester
Publications: 12. Romero-Diaz C, Rivera JA, Ossip-Drahos AG, Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Vital-García C, Hews DK, Martins EP (2019) Losing the trait without losing the signal: Evolutionary shifts in communicative colour signalling. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
11. Martins EP, Ossip-Drahos AG, Vital-García C, Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Campos SM, Hews DK (2018) Trade-offs between visual and chemical behavioral responses. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:189
10. Penny RH, Ossip-Drahos AG (2018) Selection imposed by pollination mode minimally influences evolution of pollen morphology in Thalictrum (Ranunculaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 179:688-696
9. Ossip-Drahos AG, Berry NJ, King CM, Martins EP (2018) Information-gathering as a response to manipulated signals in the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus. Ethology 124:684-690
8. Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Fuentes JA, Ossip-Drahos AG, Martins EP (2016) Repeated evolution of viviparity in phrynosomatid lizards constrained interspecific diversification in some life-history traits. Biology Letters 12:20160653
7. Ossip-Drahos AG, Oyola Morales JR, Vital-García C, Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Hews DK, Martins EP (2016) Shaping communicative color signals over evolutionary time. Royal Society Open Science 3:160728
6. Ng J, Ossip-Klein AG, Glor RE (2016). Adaptive signal coloration maintained in the face of gene flow in a Hispaniolan Anolis lizard. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:193
5. Pruett JA, Ossip-Klein AG, Vital-García C, Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Hews DK (2015) Sceloporus grammicus (mesquite lizard). Pursuit-deterrent signaling. Herpetological Review 46:437-438
4. Olivera-Tlahuel C, Ossip-Klein AG, Espinosa-Pérez H, Zúñiga-Vega JJ (2015) Have superfetation and matrotrophy facilitated the evolution of larger offspring in poeciliid fishes? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116:787-804
3. Martins EP, Ossip-Klein AG, Zúñiga-Vega JJ, Vital-García C, Campos SM, Hews DK (2015) Multiple signal compensation: Evolving from static to dynamic signals (color to motion). Animal Behaviour 102:223-229
2. Ossip-Klein AG, Fuentes, JA, Hews DK, Martins EP (2013) Information content is more important than sensory system or physical distance in guiding the long-term evolutionary relationships between signaling modalities in Sceloporus lizards. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1513-1522
1. Geneva A, Ng J, Scantlebury D, Ossip-Klein A, Rudman S, Kelly A, Reinhardt, C, Glor R (2010) Natural history of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Herpetological Review

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