Postdoctoral Researcher at Texas A&M University, Lawing Lab
Email: bethreinke510 at

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.       

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