Amber Rice

  • Ph.D.
  • Professor > Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Lehigh University Department of Biological Sciences
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Research Interests

Evolution Evolutionary ecology Speciation Character displacement Local adaptation Population genetics Population genomics

Followers (17)

  • Amanda Chunco

    Amanda Chunco

  • fatma awad

    fatma awad

  • Gerry Salmon

    Gerry Salmon

  • Ryan Martin

    Ryan Martin National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

  • Jakub Rybinski

    Jakub Rybinski Biology education center (IBG), Uppsala university

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Following (18)

  • Amanda Chunco

    Amanda Chunco

  • Gerry Salmon

    Gerry Salmon

  • Ryan Martin

    Ryan Martin National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

  • Jakub Rybinski

    Jakub Rybinski Biology education center (IBG), Uppsala university

  • Joseph Leese

    Joseph Leese Desales University

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About

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Publications

Population differentiation at a regional scale in spadefoot toads: Contributions of distance and divergent selective environments

Rice A, McQuillan M, Seears H, Warren J

Current Zoology (2016)

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Differential effects of climate and species interactions on range limits at a hybrid zone: potential direct and indirect impacts of climate change

McQuillan M, Rice A

Ecology and Evolution (2015)

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Estimation of linkage disequilibrium and interspecific gene flow in Ficedula flycatchers by a newly developed 50k single-nucleotide polymorphism array

Kawakami T, Backström N, Burri R, Husby A, Olason P, Rice A, et al.

Molecular Ecology Resources (2014)

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Reinforcement generates reproductive isolation between neighbouring conspecific populations of spadefoot toads.

Pfennig K, Rice A

Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society (2014)

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Hybridization and speciation

Abbott R, Albach D, Ansell S, Arntzen J, Baird S, Bierne N, et al.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2013)

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Low fertility of wild hybrid male flycatchers despite recent divergence

Ålund M, Immler S, Rice A, Qvarnström A

Biology Letters (2013)

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Optimizing the trade-off between offspring number and quality in unpredictable environments: Testing the role of differential androgen transfer to collared flycatcher eggs.

Rice A, Vallin N, Kulma K, Arntsen H, Husby A, Tobler M, et al.

Hormones and behavior (2013)

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The genetics of speciation: Considering early-acting isolation, hybrid evolution, and epigenetic mechanisms

Rice A

Current Zoology (2013)

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Combined effects of interspecific competition and hybridization impede local coexistence of Ficedula flycatchers

Vallin N, Rice A, Arntsen H, Kulma K, Qvarnström A

Evolutionary Ecology (2012)

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK BETWEEN ECOLOGICAL AND REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTER DISPLACEMENT IN A YOUNG AVIAN HYBRID ZONE

Vallin N, Rice A, Bailey R, Husby A, Qvarnström A

Evolution (2012)

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A guide to the genomics of ecological speciation in natural animal populations

Rice A, Rudh A, Ellegren H, Qvarnström A

Ecology Letters (2011)

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Does character displacement initiate speciation? Evidence of reduced gene flow between populations experiencing divergent selection.

Rice A, Pfennig D

Journal of evolutionary biology (2010)

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Speciation in Ficedula flycatchers

Qvarnström A, Rice A, Ellegren H

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (2010)

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Parallel evolution and ecological selection: replicated character displacement in spadefoot toads.

Rice A, Leichty A, Pfennig D

Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society (2009)

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Analysis of range expansion in two species undergoing character displacement: why might invaders generally 'win' during character displacement?

Rice A, Pfennig D

Journal Of Evolutionary Biology (2008)

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Character displacement: in situ evolution of novel phenotypes or sorting of pre-existing variation?

Rice A, Pfennig D

Journal Of Evolutionary Biology (2007)

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Field and experimental evidence for competition's role in phenotypic divergence.

Pfennig D, Rice A, Martin R

Evolution (2007)

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Ecological opportunity and phenotypic plasticity interact to promote character displacement and species coexistence

Pfennig D, Rice A, Martin R

Ecology (2006)

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Fisheries: mislabelling of a depleted reef fish.

Marko P, Lee S, Rice A, Gramling J, Fitzhenry T, McAlister J, et al.

Nature (2004)

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Patterns and mechanisms of selection on a family-diagnostic trait: evidence from experimental manipulation and lifetime fitness selection gradients.

Conner J, Rice A, Stewart C, Morgan M

Evolution (2003)

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Lehigh University Department of Biological Sciences

August 2011 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Biology

January 2011 - July 2011 (6 months)

Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University

May 2008 - December 2010 (2 years 7 months)

Education history

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Biology

Ph.D.

August 2002 - April 2008 (5 years 8 months)

College of Wooster

B.A.

August 1997 - May 2001 (3 years 9 months)