Welcome to The Edwards Lab!
Our research focuses on understanding how the environment dictates the evolution of phenotype, including behavior, in reptiles. To do this, we incorporate ecological, genomic, behavioral and phenotypic information to look at:
1) How landscape and environmental change impact the evolutionary history of species;
2) How ecological and sexual selection interact in phenotypic and behavioral evolution in diversification and speciation.
3) How species limits and their evolutionary history translate into actionable conservation action.
Most of our research focuses on the semi-arid and arid regions of the world. These environments are some of the most recently derived and extreme environments on the planet, they are also expanding with human-induced climate change. Please see our research page for more specific details on our current projects.
To find out more about what has been going on in the Edwards Lab, please see our Twitter page @EdwardsHerpLab for lab news.