Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)

Haley Moniz

Haley Moniz

Frost Postdoctoral Fellow
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


B.A., B.S. University of Rhode Island
PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

Research Interests

I grew up flipping boards and catching whatever was coiled beneath, which has led to a lasting curiosity about the lives of reptiles and amphibians, and a passion for changing negative perceptions commonly held by those who don't interact with these amazing creatures. I completed my PhD at University of Nevada, Reno where I studied the coevolution of toxic Pacific newts and their resistant garter snake predators. With PERL, I am integrating physiological data into forecasting models to understand how energetic needs and available niche space for a variety of ectotherms will change in response to a warming climate. As a Frost postdoc, I am teaching and actively mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students through courses and research projects. When I'm not on campus, I'm likely wandering in the outdoors or working on a creative project.


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