How do organisms adapt to their environment? How come some organisms can tolerate extreme environmental conditions that are deadly for most other life forms? How do new species come about? And, how do we – as scientist – work to address these questions?
This website provides you with opportunities to explore our studies on livebearing fishes and get a glimpse at our day to day work in the laboratory at Kansas State University and on field expeditions in Mexico and other parts of Latin America.
Dispatches from the field
Our research allows us to conduct fieldwork in the US and Latin America. We are conducting annual expeditions to collect data at established field sites in Mexico and are continuously exploring new study sites and species. Check here for a list of past expeditions and photos from our fieldwork.
If you want to learn more about our research findings, check out the multimedia coverage about our work.
Want to meet a scientist?
Would you like to meet some of the scientists in our lab personally and learn more about our research? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We have developed several activities about the science we do suitable for K-12 audiences that we are excited to share in person (Manhattan, KS area) and virtually (e.g., by skyping into your classroom). We are also available as speakers for meetings of fish hobbyists and other naturalist groups.