Alexander Badyaev

2005 Fellow

Current Institution: University of Arizona

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology

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About Alexander Badyaev's Work

I am interested in the interplay of randomness, adaptation, and contingency in the evolution of organismal form and function. I work at the interface of evolutionary developmental biology, network theory, and ecology to understand the origin of adaptations. My research projects aim to reconcile innovation and adaptation in the evolution of biochemical networks that produce carotenoid-based coloration in animals, variability and heritability in skeletal structures, and adaptability and adaptation in the evolution of complex physiological systems.