Research Question

How does biology (morphology, physiology, and life history) determine an organism’s ecological and evolutionary response to environmental change?


  • Ecological and evolutionary forecasting and hindcasting: We are using historic data on species’ traits from museum specimens and performance from lab and field studies to assess phenotypic shifts and their influence on species’ responses to recent climate change.
  • Mechanistic models of species’ ranges in changing environments: We develop mechanistic models that scale from individual performance and energetics to population and community dynamics and predict abundance and distribution patterns.
  • Physiological, energetic, and ecological constraints on abundance, distribution, and diversity: Ecoinformatics enables us to ask how the evolution of physiological traits constrains broad-scale patterns of abundance, distribution, and diversity.
  • Outreach and Education: We develop computational tools to translate physical climate changes into impacts on organisms. The tools enable assessing the ecological consequences of given warming. We also teach courses on physiological and global change ecology and evolution and participate in outreach activities aimed at disseminating information about the ecological impacts of climate change.

Follow our work in realtime on GitHub: HuckleyLab, trenchproject.

Study systems: Colias butterflies around Gothic, CO and grasshopper communities around Boulder, CO.

We’re turning our TrEnCh project thermal cameras on the #seattleprotests. Climate change will disproportionately impact people of color. There is no #climatejustice without racial justice. #blacklivesmatter. This… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBHBoUOD7Zr/?igshid=1hd7xgfc2rlpz

https://instagram.com/trenchproject/ presents images exploring the thermal complexity of life. Much to explore beyond air temperature. Please check them out, follow us, and contribute images. #naturalhistory

Our TrEnCh-ed website https://trench-ed.github.io including interactive R Shiny apps and associated tutorials allows students and others to explore the ecological and evolutionary impacts of climate change through interacting with data. Text by
@gruntleme. #climatechangeeducation

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@FinlayScience & I are looking for #postdoc to join our (@UBC, @ubcokanagan, @mcgillu, @uMontreal, & @UofRegina) NSERC CREATE: The Living Data Project

Interested in #openscience, #opendata, #rstats, & synthesis science in #ecology & #evolution? Apply!


Remember to register for the #ECR2 networking events! It's an excellent way to meet future collaborators! Registration closes July 10, 11:59 UTC-7. https://www.evolutionmeetings.org/register.html

The federal proposal to take away flexibility for international students to continue their education during COVID-19 is cruel and completely oblivious to the reality of the pandemic. The @UW will work to change it and to support our students. https://www.washington.edu/president/2020/07/07/rule-ends-visa-waiver/

We're recruiting a #postdoc in organismal responses to climate change @UWBiology. Conduct research and build computational and visualization tools to translate climate change into organismal responses. Study system flexible. Info: http://faculty.washington.edu/lbuckley/?p=630. Please share!

Please share! I am searching for a postdoc to work on our collaborative project with @Sears_Lab & @aigverte on the role of developmental bias in the morphological diversification of #bat molars. Details here: http://faculty.washington.edu/ssantana/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Postdoc-flier-molar-evodevo.pdf

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