Lucy and the great Grand Canyon

Lucy Delaney

Graduate Student in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago

about me

I am a student and instructor at University of Illinois at Chicago. Broadly speaking, my research examines the process of natural selection, the nature of adaptation, and the epistemology of evolutionary theory. My work consists of two major themes:

  1. the teaching & learning of fundamental evolutionary principles, and
  2. uncovering the phylogenetic distribution of flowering plant breeding systems in large angiosperm families.

My other activities include helping Chicagoland high school students with their math homework, discussing the moral complexities of Deep Space Nine, and transmitting from KD9LSF.


  • better biology education
  •   abolitionist teaching
  •   for undergraduate education
  •   plant breeding systems
  •   macroevolution