About - A. Michelle Lawing
Welcome! I am a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). NIMBioS is located at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and local residents pronounce the acronym “nimbus”.
My work is strongly interdisciplinary. I am interested in using 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. My work includes the investigation of geographic, evolutionary, and morphological responses of both species and communities to environmental changes in the Late Pleistocene and throughout the Miocene to present. I am involved in developing and combining methods such as species distribution modeling (SDMs), geometric morphometrics (GMs), and phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs). Please visit my Research
page to read more about ongoing projects.
The word cloud below is a Wordle using text from my publications. Please visit my Publications
page to view a list of my publications or visit my Google Scholar
A. Michelle Lawing
National Institute for Mathematical
and Biological Research (NIMBioS)
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 109
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
email: alawing AT nimbios DOT org