Michael Collyer, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Assistant Professor and Online Non-Thesis Graduate Program Director
BIOL 501 Biometry
Research in my lab focuses on the ecological and evolutionary morphology of vertebrates, and development of quantitative methods for analyzing phenotypic change. We are especially interested in understanding how – often human-influenced – local ecological changes affect the phenotypic evolution of organisms. My students typically work on research projects that have implications for the management and conservation of rare or endangered species.
Postdoc, 2003-2007 – Iowa State University, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology & Statistics
Ph. D., 2003 – North Dakota State University, Zoology
M. S., 2000 – North Dakota State University, Zoology
Collyer, M.L., J.S. Heilveil, and C.A. Stockwell. Pupfish evolutionary divergence in contemporary time exceeds post-Pleistocene divergence. PLoS One 6(8): e22310. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022310
Turner, T.F., M.L. Collyer, and T.J. Krabbenhoft. 2010. A general framework for analysis of stable isotope ratios in ecological studies. Ecology 91:2227–2233.
Krabbenhoft, T.J., M.L. Collyer, and J. Quattro. 2009. Comparative morphological divergence across phylogenetically and ecologically disparate taxa: convergent evolution of endemic fishes of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 98:636-645.
Adams, D.C. and M.L. Collyer. 2009. A general framework for the analysis of phenotypic change in evolutionary studies. Evolution 63:1143-1154.
Collyer, M.L., C.A. Stockwell, D.C. Adams, and M.H. Reiser. 2007. Phenotypic plasticity and contemporary evolution in ecological invasions: evidence from translocated populations of White Sands pupfish. Ecological Research: 22:902-910
Adams, D.C. and M.L. Collyer. 2007. The analysis of character divergence along environmental gradients and other covariates. Evolution: 61:510-515.
Collyer, M.L. and D.C. Adams. 2007. Analysis of two-state multivariate phenotypic change in ecological studies. Ecology 88:683-692.