IMG_6893The Dolby lab uses computational approaches to understand how physical (geologic/ climatic) processes shape the formation of new species. We work in diverse research teams to model how Earth’s landscape changes and integrate this with large-scale genomic data to learn the mechanics of how Earth and life co-evolve.

We are motivated by questions such as:
  • How important are Earth processes (mountain building, river formation, climate dipoles) in shaping species diversification?

  • Are some processes more important than others? How can we tell? And does the impact vary by taxonomic group?

  • How can we quantify the cause-effect relationship of these processes using geologic and genomic data?

We welcome collaborators and trainees from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested email and check out our consortium’s work on the Baja peninsula: