Dr. Lawing is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology. She is primarily interested in using methods and models from modern ecology and evolutionary biology combined with evidence from the fossil record to inform our understanding of how species and communities respond to environmental change through time. Her work includes the investigation of geographic, evolutionary, and morphological responses of species and communities to environmental changes in the Late Pleistocene and throughout the Miocene to present. She is involved in developing species distribution models (SDM), geometric morphometric methods (GMM), and phylogenetic comparative methods (PCM). Before becoming an Assistant Professor, Dr. Lawing was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). She earned a PhD double major in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior and in Geological Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington.
- Rivera, J. A., Lawing, A. M., & Martins, E. P. (2020). Reconstructing historical shifts in suitable habitat of Sceloporus lineages using phylogenetic niche modelling. J Biogeogr. 47(10), 2117-2128.
- Short, R. A., Struminger, R., Zarestky, J., Pippin, J., Wong, M., Vilen, L., & Lawing, A. M. (2020). Spatial inequalities leave micropolitan areas and Indigenous populations underserved by informal STEM learning institutions. Science advances. 6(41), eabb3819-eabb3819.
- Meik, J. M., Lawing, A. M., & Watson, J. A. (2020). Use of scalation landmarks in geometric morphometrics of squamate reptiles: a comment on homology.. Zootaxa. 4816(3), zootaxa.4816.3.12-400.
- Oksanen, O., Žliobaitė, I., Saarinen, J., Lawing, A. M., & Fortelius, M. (2019). A Humboldtian approach to life and climate of the geological past: Estimating palaeotemperature from dental traits of mammalian communities. J Biogeogr. 46(8), 1760-1776.
- Hibbitts, T. J., Ryberg, W. A., Harvey, J. A., Voelker, G., Lawing, A. M., Adams, C. S., ... Laduc, T. J. (2019). Phylogenetic structure of Holbrookia lacerata (Cope 1880) (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae): one species or two?. Zootaxa. 4619(1), zootaxa.4619.1.6-154.
- Vermillion, W. A., Polly, P. D., Head, J. J., Eronen, J. T., & Lawing, A. M. (2018). Ecometrics: A Trait-Based Approach to Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction. Croft, D. A., Su, D. F., & Simpson, S. W. (Eds.), Methods in Paleoecology. (pp. 373-394). Springer International Publishing.
- Meik, J. M., & Lawing, A. M. (2017). Chapter Nine Considerations and Pitfalls in the Spatial Analysis of Water Quality Data and Its Association With Hydraulic Fracturing. Schug, K. A., & Hildenbrand, Z. L. (Eds.), Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing. (pp. 227-256). Elsevier.
- Lawing, A. M., Head, J. J., & Polly, P. D. (2012). The Ecology of Morphology: The Ecometrics of Locomotion and Macroenvironment in North American Snakes. Louys, J. (Eds.), Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation. (pp. 117-146). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
- West, J. V., & Lawing, A. M. (2020). Grab the Lizard by the Horns: Morphological Patterns in Horned Lizard Skulls. Integr Comp Biol. 60, E443-E443.
- Short, R. A., & Lawing, A. M. (2020). Locomotor morphology of ungulate communities as an environmental predictor. Integr Comp Biol. 60, E214-E214.
- Short, R. A., & Lawing, A. M. (2019). Community Limb Morphology of Artiodactyla as an Environmental Predictor. J Morphol. 280, S217-S217.
- Reinke, B. A., & Lawing, A. M. (2018). The Evolution of Wing Colorfulness in a Butterfly Group. Integr Comp Biol. 58, E186-E186.
- Bormet, A. K., & Lawing, A. M. (2012). ECOMORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION OF THE DISTAL PHALANX IN THE CERVIDAE: DO CAPTIVE MODERN ANALOGUES SKEW RESULTS?. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32, 66-66.
- Genomics of the Desert Massasauga (Sistrurus tergeminus edwardsii) awarded by DOI-Fish and Wildlife Service 2018 - 2020
- Informal science learning at biological field stations awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020