Gabriel E. A. Gartner, PhD.

Partial C.V.

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: (617) 384-8437
Email: gabrielgartner[at]fas.harvard.edu

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Professional Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.


Doctor of Philosophy--2011 University of California, Riverside
in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (Physiology concentration)
Professor Theodore Garland Jr., Graduate Advisor. 

Bachelor of Science--2002 Cornell University, Ithaca NY
with honors and distinction in research


Peer Reviewed (click for PDF)

6.  Oufiero, C.E.†, Gartner, G.E.A.†, Adolph, S.C., and Garland Jr., T. 2011. Latitudinal and climatic variation in body size and dorsal scale counts in Sceloporus lizards: a phylogenetic perspective. Evolution. 65:3590-3607  († Co First Authorship).

5. Brischoux, F., Gartner, G.E.A., Garland, T. Jr., and Bonnet, X. 2011.  Is aquatic life correlated with an increased hematocrit in snakes? PLoS ONE 6(2): e17077. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017077

4. Gartner, G.E.A., Hicks, J.W., Andrade, D.V., Secor, S.M., and Garland Jr., T. 2011.  Reply to “Heart position in Snakes”.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84(1): 102-106

3. Gartner, G. E. A., J. W. Hicks, P. R. Manzani, D. V. Andrade, A. S. Abe, T. Wang, S. M. Secor, and T. Garland. 2010. Phylogeny, ecology, and heart position in snakes. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(1):43-54.

2.  Gartner, G. E. A., and H. W. Greene. 2008. Adaptation in the African egg-eating snake: a comparative approach to a classic study in evolutionary functional morphology. Journal of Zoology 275:368-374.

1.  Gartner, G.E.A., and Reiserer R. 2003.  Crotalus mitchelii. Mating.  34(1), p. 65 Herpetological Review

Manuscripts in Preparation

•   Gartner, G.E.A., Jayne, B.C. and Garland, T. Jr.  Variation in the semispinalis-spinalis muscles of snakes: Are behavior and habitat better predictors of morphology than phylogeny?  In Revision

Gartner, G.E.A., Jaffe, A. and Losos, J.B. Morphological variation in Anolis lineatus on Aruba and Curaçao (In Prep).


•  Gartner, G. E. A. 2011. Inter and intraspecific correlates of locomotion in snakes. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. University of California, Riverside.

•  Gartner, G. E. A. 2002. Adaptation, selective regimes and the comparative method:   A case study of the African snake genus Dasypeltis. Ecology and Evolutionary  Biology. Cornell University, Ithaca.

Technical Reports

•  Oufiero, C.E., Gartner, G.E.A., and Garland T. Jr.  2008.  Assessing California Tree Frogs; Current Status, Threats, and Long-Term Protection. Prepared for Joshua Tree National Park.

Published Abstracts (presentations at national meetings)

7.  Gartner, G.E.A., Jayne, B.C., and Garland Jr., T. 2010. Comparative analysis of axial musculature in snakes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 50 (Supplement 1): e59.

6.  Oufiero, C.E., Adolph, S.C., Gartner, G.E.A., and Garland Jr. T. 2010 Variation in scale counts and body size in Sceloporus lizards in relation to latitude, temperature, and precipitation: a phylogenetic perspective.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 50 (Supplement 1): e129.

5.  Gartner, G.E.A., Hicks, J.W., Manzani, P.R., Andrade, D., Secor, S.M., Ives, T., and Garland Jr., T. 2006. Predictors of heart position in snakes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46 ( Supplement 1): e47.

4.  Adolph, S.C., Gartner, G.E.A., Oufiero, C.E., and Garland Jr., T.  2006. A phylogenetic analysis of scale variation in the lizard genus Sceloporus. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46( Supplement 1): e1.

3.  Gartner, G.E.A. and O’Reilly, J.C.  “Are caeciliid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) superior burrowers?” The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Diego, CA, 2005. 

2.   Gartner, G.E.A. and Greene, H.W.  “Functional morphology and feeding in the African snake genus, Dasypeltis.”  The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, 2004.

1.   Gartner, G.E.A., and L.R. Ganser.  “Comparative histology of the harderian gland in the Colubridae.”  International Congress on Vertebrate Morphology, Boca Raton, FL, 2004

 Contributed Papers

3.  Gartner, G.E.A.  “Evolutionary ecology of the African snake genus, Dasypeltis.”  Joint Meetings of the ASIH/SSAR, Norman, OK, 2004

2.  Gartner, G.E.A.  “Adaptation, Selective Regimes and the Comparative Method: A Case Study of the African Snake Genus Dasypeltis.”  Cornell University Department of Biology Undergraduate Honors Seminar, Ithaca NY, 2002

1.  Gartner, G.E.A.  “Chemical Mimicry in Vertebrates: A Case Study of the Common Waxbill, Estrilda astrild.”  Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ithaca, NY 2001

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