Evolution of Beauty

Another interesting science article in the New York Times yesterday, exploring the evolution of beauty in animals. Want to know why those anoles running around The Bahamas have colorful throat “dewlaps”? This is the article to read.

(Photo from Graham Reynolds; some older posts about anoles here and here and here).


By | 2019-01-14T09:12:51-05:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Evolution, Lizards|Comments Off on Evolution of Beauty

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.