In the Sheldon Lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, we study the patterns and processes that determine the distribution of species and use this information to predict impacts of anthropogenic change on species and ecological communities. We work across broad latitudinal and elevational gradients and integrate the fields of ecology, physiology, and evolution. Though our work is not specific to any taxa, much of our experimental research is with friendly beetles of the dung-loving variety.

The Sheldon Lab Team in April 2018 enjoying another beautiful day of science on the UT campus!



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