Section 508 Website Accessibility

Certain documents on this site are available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. PDF content requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader and can be downloaded by visiting

The University encourages anyone needing assistance in accessing content found on the University's website to contact the FGCU office or department that maintains the webpage. For an accessible version of PDF material, please contact FGCU Adaptive Services at or by calling 239 590-7956.

Skip to site navigation Skip to main content
Skip to main content
Whitaker Center

Whitaker Center

Phillip Allman

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Reptile and amphibian ecology and conservation, primarily turtles and tortoises
Phone: (239) 590-7974
Office: WH - 121

My primary research interests are in conservation biology, herpetology, and physiological ecology. I use reptiles and amphibians as model systems to understand population level impacts that occur from habitat degradation and loss. I help coordinate the FGCU Herpetology Research Lab to provide students an opportunity to conduct herpetological-based research in the southwest Florida region. My focus group is turtles and tortoises. I am researching multiple gopher tortoise populations in southwest Florida, but am also directing a hingeback tortoise project in Ghana, West Africa. I am also directing a long-term sea turtle research and conservation program in Ghana, but have local sea turtle contacts throughout Florida for students that are interested in working with these animals closer to home.