FGCU Herpetology Research Lab

Phil Allman


I am an organismal biologist with research interests in evolutionary biology, ecology, and conservation biology.  I maintain a local research program that investigates habitat use, life history, and demography in fragmented populations of threatened gopher tortoises. I also co-direct a long-term sea turtle research and conservation program in Ghana (West Africa). And more recently, my lab has started exploring the habitat use and demography of critically endangered hingeback tortoises in Ghana’s rainforest. The lab works with a team of local and international colleagues that utilize molecular and ecological tools to better understand population dynamics of threatened and endangered species so that best management practices can be developed. I welcome undergraduate and graduate students that are interested in pursuing ecological studies on protected species.

Phil Allman, PhD

Associate Professor

Honors College Faculty Fellow

Florida Gulf Coast University

Department of Biological Sciences

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, Florida 33965

office: Whitaker Hall - 121

phone: 239-590-7974

fax: 239-590-7200

email: pallman@fgcu.edu

skype: Phil.Allman.Florida

instagram: nature.shots.by.phil