About - The Lawing Lab
Welcome to the Lawing Lab website! We use methods and models from modern evolutionary biology combined with evidence from the fossil record to inform our understanding of how species and communities respond to environmental change through time. Our work includes the investigation of geographic, evolutionary, and morphological responses of both species and communities to environmental changes in the past, present, and future. We are involved in developing and combining methods such as species distribution modeling (SDMs), geometric morphometrics (GMs), and phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs).
News & Events

Spring 2017

  • Beth Reinke, senior PhD student at Dartmouth, is joining us as a visiting scientist this semester.

  • January 27-30, Jesse Meik, Evolutionary Biologist, to visit Texas A&M Univ.


Fall 2016
  • A big welcome to three new PhD students joining the lab this semester: John Jacisin, Rachel Martin, and Leila Sciliano Martina.


Spring 2016
  • March 24-28, 2016, Jenny McGuire to visit Texas A&M Univ!

  • March 15-20, 2016, Dispersal Biogeography Working Group at the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Fall 2015
  • October 19-22, 2015, Nick Matzke to visit Texas A&M Univ!

  • September 13-16, 2015, Michelle Lawing to go to Conservation Paleobiology Symposium "Integrating biology and paleobiology to enhance conservation of terrestrial ecosystems on a rapidly changing planet" at University of California, Berkeley

  • September 10-12, 2015, Michelle Lawing to go to Symposium "Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities" at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio

  • September 7, 2015, Brian O'Meara seminar on "Dealing with the heterogeneity of life for comparative methods" 3:30 pm (2404 MSC)

  • September 6-8, 2015, Brian O'Meara to visit Texas A&M Univ!