The Hedrick Lab seeks to better understand the interconnected relationship between morphology, phylogeny, and ecology in order to answer the question:

How do morphological innovations lead to ecological expansion and the radiation of taxa?

By studying a wide variety of taxa ranging from sharks, to bats, to rodents, to dinosaurs, we assess the impact of morphological evolution on the great diversity of life, past, present, and future.

News from 2022

January 10, 2022: Hedrick Lab at SICB


Erin Sheehy and Kara Abazajian presented their undergraduate research projects at the annual Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology conference in Phoenix. Erin is currently working on writing up her research for publication and Kara is collecting more data. They did a wonderful job representing their work and the Hedrick lab!