Research

Our lab is focused on understanding the evolution of integrative phenotypes. Specifically, we measure whole-organismal performance traits at varying taxonomic scales, from within individuals to across species. We use a quantitative approach to determine the factors that affect whole-organismal performance, including morphology, ecology and phylogeny. The research in the lab has spanned from studies of growth and development in lizard embryos, to the effects of sexually selected traits on performance to diversity in feeding mechanisms. Click on a specific project below to find out more details on current and future research in the lab. The lab page has more information on specific performances measured, equipment and statistics used.

Evolution of fish swimming performance
Feeding performance and natural history of praying mantids
Interspecific patterns of cutaneous water loss
Performance and navigation of nocturnal gliders