The Walling Lab

About us

The Walling Lab is based at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

We are generally interested in the evolution of life history traits, such as lifespan and reproduction. We explore environmental and genetic variation in life history traits through use of a common lab species, such as fruit flies, and the fantastic Red Deer study on the Isle of Rum.

Currently work in the lab falls into two broad areas of research: 1) Understanding the evolution of the response to dietary restriction and 2) The causes and consequences of life history variation in natural populations. See the Projects Tab for more details of these and previous projects.


Work in the Walling Lab is currently funded by: