Angelo Capparella

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I am involved in a variety of research efforts involving vertebrates.

Birds: fieldwork in South America and the United States. Most of my work focuses on the historical diversification of birds in South America. My dissertation, "Effects of riverine barriers on genetic differentiation of Amazonian forest undergrowth birds", argued that avian evolutionary development has been influenced by a little-studied geographical feature, the rivers of the Amazon region.

Bats: bat fatality issues at wind farms in central Illinois.


Amphibians: survey of the Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) and other amphibians of central Illinois.

Reptiles: survey of the reptiles of central Illinois.