Edward joined the lab in 2020 as a Postdoctoral Associate. He is interested in macroevolution, functional morphology, and phenotypic innovations. He uses phylogenetic comparative methods to test hypotheses about adaptive radiation and general patterns of trait evolution and lineage diversification. Most of his work focuses on factors that promote or constrain evolution. He mostly studies cichlid fishes, especially their oral and pharyngeal jaws, but also studies other freshwater and marine fishes and (recently) anole lizards.
Email: edwarddburress@gmail [dot] com
Department of Ecology and Evolution
New Haven, CT 06511