The Buckley Lab had moved to the University of Washington. Our new website is here.


How does biology (morphology, physiology, and life history) determine an organism's response to environmental change?


  • Ecological forecasting and hindcasting
  • Mechanistic models of species' ranges in changing environments
  • Physiological, energetic, and ecological constraints on abundance, distribution, and diversity

Study systems: Sceloporus fence lizards across the US; Colias butterflies around Gothic, CO (photo above); and grasshopper communities around Boulder, CO (photo below).


  • 9 May 2013: The lab is transitioning to the Department of Biology at the University of Washington as of July 1st! Thanks to everyone who helped launch the lab at UNC and see you on the west coast.
  • 13 Jan 2013: Lauren crossed the country from SICB to attend the International Biogeography Meeting and participate in a stimulating symposium on "Predicting species and biodiversity in a warmer world: are we doing a good job?". Fun to highlight the importance of considering demography when predicting species responses to climate change as part of team Buckley (along with Yvonne Buckley from the University of Queensland).
  • 9 Jan 2013: Heidi and Lauren talk simultaneously at the SICB meeting in San Francisco. Lauren participated in a great symposium on "Physiological responses to simultaneous shifts in multiple environmental stressors: relevance in a changing world" and enjoyed the Macrophysiology workshop.
  • 14 Dec 2012: Happy Holidays. A nice holiday gift for the lab is that Joseph Griggs just had a paper accepted at Biology Letters. The paper is the lab's first with an undergraduate lead author. Congratulations Joseph!
  • 16 Nov 2012: Lauren is just back from an NSF-sponsored Climate Change and Species Interactions workshop at the Cary Institute. Great to see all the progress being made and ideas for better incorporating species interactions in ecological forecasting.
  • 15 Oct 2012: Lauren had a great last week in Woods Hole at the RCN Forecast workshop. Lots of innovative approaches to use data assimilation to improve ecological forecasting.
  • 18 Aug 2012: We're just back from a frantic but productive field season chasing butterflies and grasshoppers in Colorado. Frantic due to the phenology being about 5 weeks early!
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