Keith Clay

College of Arts and Sciences/Department of Biology IU Bloomington

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Areas of Expertise

Ticks, tick-borne disease, invasive species, environment, movement ecology, microbial symbiosis, disease and host ecology.

Expert Bio

A distinguished professor emeritus in the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology, Keith Clay is a leader in the field of biology focused on studying how symbiotic relationships between organisms affect larger-scale ecological and evolutionary processes.

This work includes over a decade spent observing the changes in tick populations across Indiana. He is currently a leader on Vector Shield, an early-warning system for disease risk from ticks and mosquitoes in Indiana based at IU.

Clay is also member of IU's Environmental Resilience Institute, a part of the university's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge.

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Additional Information

Long-term study on ticks reveals shifting migration patterns, disease risks:

Environmental Resilience Institute:

Grand Challenges, Environmental Change:

Updated on: April 20, 2021