headWelcome! I am interested in the 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. I 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.

I’ll be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis in summer 2018. If you are interested in joining my lab as a graduate student or postdoc, please email me (rbay@ucdavis.edu) with your CV and a description of your research experience and interests.