Dr. Scott Glaberman
Dr. Scott Glaberman
Assistant Professor



B.A. 2000 - Biology & Classics
Tufts University

M.A. 2005 - Ecology & Evolution
Yale University

Ph.D. 2008 - Ecology & Evolution
Yale University

Research Interests


Evolutionary Physiology & Ecotoxicology

For more details, go to his research page.

Recent Publications


Chiari Y, Glaberman S, Tarroso P, Caccone A, Claude J. Environmental and genetic influences on size and shape variation in Galapagos marine iguanas. Oecologia, in press.

Poulakakis N, Edwards DL, Chiari Y, Garrick RC, Benavides E, Russello MA, Watkins-Colwell GJ, Glaberman S, Tapia W, Gibbs JP, Cayot LJ, Caccone A. 2015. Description of a new Galapagos Giant Tortoise Species (Chelonoidis; Testudines: Testudinidae) from Cerro Fatal on Santa Cruz Island. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0138779.

Chiari Y, Glaberman S, Serén N, Carretero MA, Capellini I. 2015. Phylogenetic signal in amphibian sensitivity to copper sulfate relative to experimental temperature. Ecological Applications 25: 596-602.

Seren N, Glaberman S, Carretero MA, Chiari Y. 2014. Molecular evolution and functional divergence of the metallothionein gene family in vertebrates. Journal of Molecular Evolution 78: 217-233.



Animal Physiology  (BLY 436)

This course takes a comparative approach to understanding the diversity of physiology across animals, from invertebrates to vertebrates.  Focus is placed on how different physiological systems have evolved to meet the ecological and functional requirements of each species.  This course involves a semester-long research project to collect field observations of an animal, conduct analysis, and write an original paper/poster on a particular physiological principle. Animal Physiology is an intensive writing course.


Ecotoxicology (BLY 515)

This is a core course in the Environmental Toxicology Master's Program. Students learn how principles from chemistry and biology are used to evaluate the impacts of chemicals on ecological receptors.  The course covers both the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment as well as their effects on terrestrial and aquatic organisms. Concepts in risk assessment are also explored to better understand how ecotoxicology is applied to real-life environmental and regulatory issues.

Island Biology and Conservation  (BLY 490 - Summer 2017)

This 2 week summer course for both undergraduate and graduate students co-taught with Dr. Ylenia Chiari will take place in the Galapagos Islands. Students will receive classroom and field instruction on the unique biodiversity of island systems and how this diversity has been generated by evolutionary processes.  Emerging issues in conservation and global change on islands will also be discussed. Field trips will be taken to observe the many biological attractions of the Galapagos Islands, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and sea turtles. 

Environmental Policy  (Tentative: Fall 2017)

This course will examine the major laws, stakeholders, and scientific approaches involved in shaping US and International environmental policy. The different ways in which science helps inform policy are examined. Students will have a chance to examine and debate seminal court cases that have influenced US environmental policy.