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Claudia Ceballos

Dr. Claudia Ceballos

  • Former Graduate Student
I completed my Ph.D. in the EEB program at ISU in 2010. I am interested in understanding the causes and consequences of phenotypic evolution. My PhD work focused on phenotypic plasticity of body growth and its effect on the evolution of sexual size dimorphism in Podocnemis expansa and Chelydra serpentina and the evolution of Rensch's rule in turtles. My work was funded by the National Science Foundation (DEB 0808047) and the Turtle Conservation Fund, to N. Valenzuela (PI) and C Ceballos (CoPI).

I am now an Associate Professor at the Veterinary Medicine Program of the University of Antioquia, Colombia.
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  • Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University 2010

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3. Ceballos, C. and Valenzuela, N. 2011. The role of sex-specific plasticity in shaping sexual dimorphism in a long-lived vertebrate, the snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina. Evolutionary Biology 38: 163-181.

2. Ceballos C.P, D.C. Adams, J.B. Iverson, y N. Valenzuela. 2013. Phylogenetic patterns of sexual size dimorphism in turtles and their implications for Rensch´s rule. Evolutionary Biology. 40: 194-208. DOI: 10.1007/s11692-012-9199-y.

1. Ceballos CP, OE Hernández and N Valenzuela. 2014. Divergent sex-specific plasticity in long-lived vertebrates with contrasting sexual dimorphism. Evolutionary Biology 41:81–98.