I am a comparative functional morphologist interested in addressing questions about the origins and consequences of functional diversity: How are different levels of physiological and biomechanical systems modified during evolution? Are there general patterns and repeating themes in how functional systems evolve? What are the ecological implications of specific evolutionary and ontogenetic modifications of design? These and related questions are what motivate a broad research program in my lab.

Peter Wainwright’s CV (July 5, 2017)