Ronald M. Bonett, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Ronald M. Bonett, Ph.D.

Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

Professor of Biology


Bonett’s, Ph.D., research focuses on understanding the influence of ecology and life cycle mode on the development and evolution of animal form and function. The timing of amphibian development appears to be largely governed by the hormones, therefore we also conduct experiments to test how hormones regulate patterns of gene expression and development. We emphasize a comparative approach by analyzing patterns among populations and species to understand how the evolution of endocrine mechanisms has shaped developmental variation in nature.



  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S., East Stroudsburg University
  • B.S., East Stroudsburg University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Amphibians
  • Developmental biology,
  • Life cycles
  • Traits
  • Biogeography
  • Biodiversty
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Zoology
  • Comparative anatomy