“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” – Darwin, The origin of species.
We are passionate about biodiversity and how different morphologies evolve in Nature. We are interested on the proximate mechanisms and ultimate causes underlying the evolution of forms. We use genetic, developmental, ecological and behavioural approaches to address why and how cichlid fishes and semi-aquatic insects diversify in their aquatic environments.
The Morphological Evolution lab will be based from September on at the Zoology Department, University of Cambridge. Exciting times ahead!
Thank you for the visit!