Beth Reinke
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5727
Organismal biology
Pigment physiology
Science communication
Courses Taught
General Biology II (BIO 202)
Science Communication (BIO 315)
Ornithology (BIO 324)
Local Fauna (BIO 325)
Design in Nature (BIO 302/ART 302)
Research Interests
My research interests center around the evolution of animal coloration and the impact of color on animal physiology and senescence. My lab addresses questions like "What is the function of coloration?", "What are the non-signaling roles of pigments?" and "What explains the diversity of color in a particular animal group?" I also am an advocate for long-term field research projects and science communication.

B.A. in Zoology from Indiana University Bloomington

Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

Reinke, Beth A., David Miller, and Fredric Janzen. 2019. What have long-term studies taught us about population dynamics? In press at Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 

Reinke, Beth A., Luke Hoekstra, Anne Bronikowski, Frederic Janzen, and David Miller. 2019. Joint estimation of growth and survival from mark-recapture data to improve estimates of senescence in the wild. In press at Ecology

Reinke, Beth A., Ryan Calsbeek, Devi M. Stuart-Fox. 2017. A test of an antipredatory function for conspicuous coloration in freshwater turtles. Evolutionary Ecology 31(4):463-473. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-017-9892-5.

Additional Information

Read about Dr. Reinke's research with turtles and how you can adopt a turtle!

Room BBH 352F
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5727
Office Hours
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