Allison Welch

Associate Professor; Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

Address: RITA 235
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

  • Ecology, evolution, behavior, and conservation biology of amphibians
  • Effects of environmental stressors across different stages of the amphibian life cycle
  • Quantitative genetics of amphibian behavior and life history
  • Sexual selection and evolution of mating signals and preferences

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. 2015. Assessment of interactive effects of elevated salinity and three pesticides on life history and behavior of southern toad (Anaxyrus terrestris) tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(3): 667-676.
Wilder, A. E.* and A. M. Welch. 2014. Effects of salinity and pesticide on sperm activity and oviposition site selection in green treefrogs, Hyla cinerea. Copeia, 2014(4): 659-667.
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.