The Carnaval Lab

Photo by Mauro Teixeira Jr
Photos by Agus Camacho

Research Topics

City College of New York - Marshak Science Building 814

160 Convent Ave - New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650 - 5099 Fax: (212) 650 - 8585


Our lab studies spatial patterns of biodiversity and their underlying evolutionary and ecological processes, with the explicit aim of improving biodiversity prediction and conservation in tropical regions.

Our research projects focus on tropical biogeography, integrative uses of comparative phylogeography, GIS-based distribution models, current environmental data and paleoclimatic simulations, and the impacts of global anthropogenic changes and host-pathogen interactions on amphibian diversity.

Ongoing lab projects and collaborations involve field work in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest, the Cerrado, and the Australian Wet Tropics.

For inquiries about student and research positions, contact Ana at


We study biodiversity

patterns and the processes that underscore them with the goal of

improving biodiversity prediction and protection.

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Biodiversity prediction in the Atlantic RainforestClimate.htmlClimate.htmlClimate.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0shapeimage_7_link_1
Reconstructing bioclimatic variables from remote sensing data setsseed_grant.htmlseed_grant.htmlseed_grant.htmlseed_grant.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2
Chytrid and Amphibian ConservationChytrid.htmlChytrid.htmlChytrid.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0shapeimage_9_link_1
Conservation under climate change

Back: Ivan Prates. Middle: Hina Chaudry, Barbara Rizzo, Danielle Rivera, Zoe Spanos, Maria Strangas, Eric Waltari. Front: Maria Amin, Millicent Cheu, Ana Carnaval. Not pictured: Ivandy Castro-Astor.