Rachael Bay

Rachael Bay

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences

4328 Storer


Research Interests

Evolutionary response to human-induced environmental changes

Our lab studies interactions between human-induced changes in the environment and evolutionary processes. This includes how animals respond to changes in their environment that are caused by humans as well as how evolution might mitigate some of the negative impacts of human-induced change. We use a combination of ecological and physiological experiments and large-scale genomic and environmental data. Understanding patterns of evolution associated with anthropogenic impacts across a wide range of non-model animals can ultimately be used to create forward-looking conservation management decisions.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Ecology
  • Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Evolutionary Ecology and Life History Strategies
  • Ecological and Wildlife Genetics
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics


  • 2015 Ph.D. Biology Stanford University
  • 2010 M.Sc. Biology Dalhousie University
  • 2008 B.S. Marine Science/Biology University of Miami