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Keith Clay

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Distinguished Professor of Biology

IU Affiliations
IU Research & Teaching Preserve
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Contact Information
By telephone: 812-855-8158/5-1674(lab)
By fax: 855-6705
JH 159B / JH 159 (lab)

Clay Lab website

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Research Area

Ph.D., Duke University, 1982
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, 1982-83

Research Description

My students and I are interested in how interspecific interactions, particularly microbial symbioses and disease, affect dynamics of ecological communities. Recent research has revealed unsuspected microbial diversity and evidence for its central role in many ecological processes. Our ongoing research projects fall into three general areas: (1) microbial symbiosis, (2) disease and host ecology, and (3) biological invasions.

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