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Allison Welch

Assistant Professor

Address: HWWE 202
Phone: 843.953.5451


Post-doc – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Ph.D. – University of Missouri – Columbia
B.S. – Truman State University

Research Interests

Amphibian ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation biology: effects of environmental stressors on various amphibian life stages, sexual selection and the evolution of frogs’ mating signals and preferences, quantitative genetics of amphibian behavior and life history traits.

Courses Taught

FYSM 109: Biology of Sex and Gender
BIOL 211: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology
BIOL 334: Herpetology


* student co-author

Wood, L.* and A. M. Welch. Elevated salinity increases pesticide effects on life history and behavior of southern toad (Anaxyrus terrestris) tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, accepted

Wilder, A. E.* and A. M. Welch. Effects of salinity and pesticide on sperm activity and oviposition site selection in green treefrogs, Hyla cinerea. Copeia, in press

Welch, A. M., M. J. Smith, and H. C. Gerhardt. 2014. A multivariate analysis of genetic variation in the advertisement call of the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor. Evolution. 68(6): 1629-1639

Lawson, T. L.*, M. L. Jones, O. Komar and A. M. Welch. 2011. Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Agalychnis moreletii (Hylidae) of El Salvador and association with larval jaw sheath depigmentation. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(3): 544-554.