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