Edward D. Burress

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Yale University


Research interests: macroevolution, adaptive radiation, key innovations, functional trade-offs, feeding ecology, lineage diversifcation, phylogenetics

I'm a Postdoctoral Associate in the Muñoz Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. I'm interested in evolutionary biology, especially adaptive radiation, morphological evolution, functional innovations, and lineage diversification. I mostly study patterns and rates of phenotypic evolution of cichlid fishes, particularly the evolution of the oral and pharyngeal jaws and how it relates to feeding ecology. I am also curious about the influence of geographic transitions (e.g., colonizing an island or lake) and the evolution of innovations in driving adaptive radiation. I mostly study cichlid fishes, but also dabble in marine fishes, and more recently, anole lizards and woodland salamanders.

Contact: edwarddburress'at'gmail'dot'com

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