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 how Earth and life co-evolve through time.

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 gadolby@asu.edu and check out our consortium’s work on the Baja peninsula: bajageogenomics.org