Dr. Lance McBrayer
Work in my lab focuses on the ecology and evolution of reptiles and amphibians. My research integrates morphological, ecological, and behavioral analyses to understand how organismal traits evolve. Research projects currently underway in my lab include:
1. Studies of foraging mode evolution and associated morphological characters in lizards.
2. Tests of a variety of hypotheses on variation in locomotor performance in lizards.
3. With graduate students and colleagues, I am completing projects ranging from the role of hormonal variation on biting and running performance in whiptail lizards, to studies of bipedal locomotion, to evolutionary analyses of phenotypic diversification in lizards.
I am also the curator of the Georgia Southern's herpetology collection. The collection contains approximately 37,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians. Most of the material is from southern Georgia, although collections from other areas are included. The collection contains representation from approximately 95% of Georgia's herpetofauna and is the second largest collection in the state. Contact me for more information and please visit the collection page.