Hendry Lab: Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics






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5.     Field work videos: finches, guppies, stickleback, Africa

6.     Interview about rapid evolution and Darwin’s Finches on CBC Radio



Andrew photographing oilbirds in Trinidad (photo by Felipe Perez-Jvostov)





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Darwin suggested that evolution was very slow, and this view prevailed until very recently. Now, however, we recognize that ecological changes are causing evolution all around us all the time. Following this change in perception, researchers have become interested in the consequences of contemporary evolution for ecological dynamics; i.e., changes in populations, communities, and ecosystems.

Eco-evolutionary dynamics broadly considers ongoing interactions between ecology and evolution. Most work in our lab has thus far focused on one direction of causality in these dynamics – how ecological changes influence evolutionary dynamics (eco-to-evo). More recently, we have started to explore the reciprocal arrow of causality: how evolutionary changes influence ecological dynamics (evo-to-eco). We conduct work on both arrows of causality in multiple natural systems, most frequently in lake versus stream stickleback, high-predation versus low-predation guppies, and Darwin’s finches.






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PI: Andrew HendryCV(PDF)Google ScholarResearchGate

Lab manager: Caroline LeBlond

Postdocs: Pierre-Olivier Montiglio, Felipe Perez-Jvostov

PhD: Victor Frankel, Krista Oke, Sofia Carvajal, Jose Jonathas Pereira de Lira, Lea Blondel, Betzi Perez, David Hunt

MSc: Sarah Sanderson

      Lab alumni



Our main systems:

Click on the images below for links to research on some of our main empirical systems.





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Darwin’s finches

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Host-parasite interactions


Theory and modeling

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1.     Publications: Selected or All

2.     Those on eco-evolutionary dynamics

3.     Other books and special issues:




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Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics.

2017. (Hendry)



Human influences on evoution, and the ecological and societal consequences. 2017. (PTRSB: Gotanda, Svensson, Hendry)


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Stickleback behavior & evolution.

2016. (Hendry and Peichel)

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Climate Change, adaptation and phenotypic plasticity. 2014.

(Merilä and Hendry)

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Stickleback behavior & evolution. 2013.

Hendry and Peichel)


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Niche theory and speciation.

2012. (Meszena & Hendry)

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Ecological Speciation. 2012. (Elias, Faria, Gompert & Hendry)

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Eco-evolutionary dynamics. 2009. (Pelletier, Garant & Hendry)

Evolutionary perspectives on salmonid conservation and management. 2008.

(Hendry & Waples)

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Evolution on ecological time scales. 2007.

(Hendry, Carroll & Reznick)

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Evolution Illuminated: salmon and their relatives. 2004.

(Hendry & Stearns)

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Microevolution: rate, pattern, process. 2001.

(Hendry & Kinnison




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"Long before having arrived at this part of my work, a crowd of difficulties will have occurred to the reader. Some of them are so grave that to this day I can never reflect on them without being staggered; but, to the best of my judgment, the greater number are only apparent, and those that are real are not, I think, fatal...." (Darwin 1859)

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Contact info:

Andrew Hendry

Redpath Museum & Dept. of Biology

McGill University

859 Sherbrooke St. W.

Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2K6  Canada

Office: 514-398-4086 ext. 00880

Lab: 514-398-4086 ext. 00714

FAX: 514-398-3185

andrew.hendry@mcgill.ca  Last updated – February 2017.