Hendry Lab: eco-evolutionary dynamics








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New: Field work on Stickleback – video

Field work on Guppies – video

Field work on Darwin’s finches – video

New: Field work on African fishes - video

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

Drunkard’s Walk as a metaphor for evolution - video



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: Diana Sharpe, Pierre-Olivier Montiglio

PhD: Kiyoko Gotanda, Victor Frankel, Krista Oke, Dieta Hanson, Sofia Carvajal, Jose Jonathas Pereira de Lira, Lea Blondel, Betzi Perez

      Lab alumni





1.    Publications: Selected or All

2.    Those on eco-evolutionary dynamics

3.    Other books and special issues:




evolutionary applications 2014 coverClimate Change, adaptation and phenotypic plasticity. 2014. (Merilä and Hendry)

stickle cover 1 smallStickleback behavior and evolution. 2013. (Hendry and Peichel)

CurrentCover 2Niche theory and speciation. 2012. (Meszena and Hendry)

Description: Description: C:\Users\Andrew\Desktop\IJE special issue cover smaller.jpgEcological Speciation. 2012. (Elias, Faria, Gompert, and Hendry)

Description: Description: Description: RSTB_364_15231Eco-evolutionary dynamics. 2009. (Pelletier, Garant & Hendry)

Evolutionary perspectives on salmonid conservation and management. 2008. (Hendry & Waples)

Description: Description: Description: fecoverEvolution on ecological time scales. 2007. (Hendry, Carroll & Reznick)

Description: Description: Description: books[1]Evolution Illuminated: salmon and their relatives. 2004. (Hendry & Stearns)

Description: Description: Description: land iguana 1Microevolution: rate, pattern, process. 2001. (Hendry & Kinnison




Our main systems:

Click on the images below for links to research on some of our main empirical systems. In addition to these areas, we also do a lot of work on host-parasite interactions





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Darwin’s finches

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Lemon sharks

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Theory and modeling

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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)

“Fishes precious(Gollum)

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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 – July 2016.