Hendry Lab: Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics


Graduate Student Positions:

Eco-evolutionary dynamics in Galapagos






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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

Postdocs: Pierre-Olivier Montiglio, Felipe Perez-Jvostov

PhD: Sofia Carvajal, Jose Jonathas Pereira de Lira, Lea Blondel, Betzi Perez, Lotte Skovmand, David Hunt, Daniel Reyes, Grant Haines

MSc: Sarah Sanderson, Chelsea Bishop

Undergrads: Freedom Sorbara, Alex Arkilanian, Bailey Feddersen

      Lab alumni



DRY-BAR lab group

The HenDRY lab also spends a lot of time with people in Rowan BARrett’s lab group at McGill. We share a number of research interests and our offices are all nearby each other in the Redpath Museum. Every Thursday the two groups get together for a shared lab meeting, which is always good fun and has initiated many fruitful collaborations between members of both labs and our visitors! (Drawing by Felipe Perez-Jvostov.)


1.     Publications: Selected or All

2.     Those on eco-evolutionary dynamics

3.     Books and special issues

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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"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 – November 2017.