Rachael Bay

Rachael Bay

Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Evolution and Ecology
4328 Storer Hall

Research Interests

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.

Graduate Program Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 2008 B.S. in Marine Science/Biology, University of Miami
  • 2010 M.Sc. in Biology, Dalhousie University
  • 2015 Ph.D. in Biology, Stanford University