Evolutionary Morphometrics

@ chatham UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the Collyer Lab (animal evolutionary biology), part of the collaborative Evolutionary Morphometrics Lab at Chatham University, where we are interested in the evolution of multivariate phenotypes (click to see more)

Our general research focus in this lab is to push analytical boundaries associated with the high-dimensional data that accompany morphological descriptions of organisms. We do this by:

  • Developing new analytical methods (especially for phylogenetic comparative methods)

  • Developing software that incorporates cutting-edge advances in evolutionary biology

  • Using computing power rather than parametric theory to simulate patterns from processes

  • Doing these things to answer interesting evolutionary biology questions

  • Welcoming diverse perspectives from diverse people. (Our lab is an inclusive environment, where anyone should feel welcomed and respected.)

Interested in joining the lab? Prospective students should contact Dr. Michael Collyer at m dot collyer at chatham dot edu.

Much of the research described in this website is supported in part by NSF grant DBI-1902694, and was previously supported by NSF grant DEB-1737895. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. https://www.nsf.gov