- Associate Professor, Ecology and Conservation Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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.
- Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior, and Geological Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington - (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
- McGuire, J. L., Lawing, A. M., Daz, S., & Stenseth, N. C. (2023). The past as a lens for biodiversity conservation on a dynamically changing planet.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 120(7), e2201950120.
- Short, R. A., McGuire, J. L., Polly, P. D., & Lawing, A. M. (2023). Trophically integrated ecometric models as tools for demonstrating spatial and temporal functional changes in mammal communities.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 120(7), e2201947120.
- Lawing, A. M., McCoy, M., Reinke, B. A., Sarkar, S. K., Smith, F. A., & Wright, D. (2022). A Framework for Investigating Rules of Life by Establishing Zones of Influence.. Integr Comp Biol. 61(6), 2095-2108.
- Balk, M. A., Deck, J., Emery, K. F., Walls, R. L., Reuter, D., LaFrance, R., ... Guralnick, R. P. (2022). A solution to the challenges of interdisciplinary aggregation and use of specimen-level trait data.. iScience. 25(10), 105101-105101.
- Zarestky, J., Vilen, L., Short, R. A., Struminger, R., & Lawing, A. M. (2022). Adult Education at Biological Field Stations: Building Capacity for Science Learning. ADULT EDUCATION QUARTERLY. 72(3), 284-307.
- Meik, J. M., & Lawing, A. M. (2017). 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. 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. 117-146. Springer Nature.
- Vermillion, W. A., Polly, P. D., Head, J. J., Eronen, J. T., & Lawing, A. M. Ecometrics: A Trait-Based Approach to Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction. Croft, D. A., Su, D. F., & Simpson, S. W. (Eds.), Methods in Paleoecology. 373-394. Springer Nature.
- Jacisin, J. J., Fielder, C., Hibbitts, T. J., Ryberg, W. A., Walkup, D. K., Meik, J. M., & Lawing, A. M. (2021). Morphological variation of cranial elements in the western massasauga (Sistrurus tergeminus). INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 61, E410-E411.
- West, J. V., & Lawing, A. M. (2020). Grab the Lizard by the Horns: Morphological Patterns in Horned Lizard Skulls. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 60, E443-E443.
- Short, R. A., & Lawing, A. M. (2020). Locomotor morphology of ungulate communities as an environmental predictor. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 60, E214-E214.
- Short, R. A., & Lawing, A. M. (2019). Community Limb Morphology of Artiodactyla as an Environmental Predictor. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY. 280, S217-S217.
- Jacisin, J. J., & Lawing, A. M. (2018). DEVELOPING ECOMETRICS VIA MIDDLE TRUNK VERTEBRAL MORPHOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICAN SNAKES. Abstracts with programs (Geological Society of America), GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 2018.
- 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
- ECCB285 Directed Studies Instructor
- ECCB304 Conservation Biology Instructor
- ECCB491 Research Instructor
- ECCB691 Research Instructor
- ECCB691 Research: In-ab Instructor
- Brooke, Chase Tyler (2017-08). Identifying the Environmental Controls on Wildland Fire in the South-Central United States. (Master's Thesis)