Dr. Rick Relyea
David M. Darrin '40 Senior Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences
Our research group combines long-term field surveys, experiments, and computer models to investigate topics related to understanding and protecting freshwater ecosystems. Our areas of interest are wide ranging: community ecology, ecotoxicology, phenotypic plasticity, sexual selection, animal mating systems, forest inputs to wetlands, disease ecology, and invasive species. We approach this work from multiple disciplines and we work with a diversity of aquatic organisms.
The Relyea Lab is also a collaborator in The Jefferson Project, which is the most technologically advanced initiative ever designed to study freshwater ecosystems. In this work, we have the privilege of working with a wide range of experts in biology, environmental science, engineering, cyber-infrastructure/Internet of Things, physics, meteorology, Big Data, cognitive computing, and the arts.