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Rodney Honeycutt, Ph.D. 
University Professor of Biology
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4879
Cellular: (805) 915-8995
E-mail: rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Environmental biology
  • Genetics
  • Ecology

Rodney Honeycutt has been an associate editor for Evolution, Journal of Heredity, Molecular Biology & Evolution, and Journal of Mammalian Evolution. His key affiliations include membership in the American Society of Mammalogists, Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biology, and the Wildlife Society. He is on the editorial board for Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution and BMC Evolutionary Biology, and was elected council member to the Society of Systematic Biologists. Honeycutt has also been awarded several National Science Foundation grants.

In addition to lecturing at numerous universities across the county and throughout the world, he has participated in several field research projects in Central America, Europe, South America, Australia, Africa, and Mexico. Honeycutt has also served as a consultant for documentaries on the Discovery Channel and for Nova.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 


Lee Kats, Ph.D. 
Professor of Biology and Frank R. Seaver Chair in Natural Science
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4310
E-mail: lee.kats@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal Behavior
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Conservation biology
  • Streams
  • Animal ecology
  • Tropical ecology

Lee B. Kats, Professor of Biology and Frank R. Seaver Chair in Natural Science, has taught at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for 19 years. He currently serves as the Associate Provost for Research. He received his Ph.D. in animal ecology from the University of Kentucky in 1990. He has published numerous research articles on amphibian ecology and conservation ecology and has served on the Board of Editors for the scientific journal Conservation Biology since 1996 and recently joined the editorial board of the European scientific journal on freshwater biology, Hydrobiologia.

Dr. Kats conducts most of his research in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California; however, he also leads classes and conducts research in Costa Rica and Argentina. His current research is on the causes of amphibian declines in Southern California. He and his students focus their studies on the effects of ultra-violet radiation, wildfire, and the introduction of exotic species. He has significant background in the areas of animal behavior, conservation, animal ecology, tropical biology and stream ecology.

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Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 

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