Postdoctoral Researcher at Penn State University, Miller Lab
Email: bethreinke510 at
Twitter: @BA_Reinke

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in visual signaling, pigment physiology, coloration, and the evolution of color diversity. My approaches combine field studies, laboratory experiments, and modeling. I have worked primarily with turtles, frogs, and lizards and am expanding my research to include other diverse and colorful taxa. My dissertation work targeted the non-signaling functions of integumentary pigments in vertebrates, especially their antioxidant roles.       

See more about my research here

ResearchGate Profile



In March 2018, I will be starting a postdoc in Dave Miller's lab at Penn State.

Also in March, I will be a featured speaker in Michigan's Early Career Scientist Symposium on the Ecology and Evolution of Color. See more here

February 2018: New paper out on Anolis egg pigments

Reinke holding a painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) in Wisconsin
Color-Matching at the Stuart-Fox Lab (Univ. of Melbourne)