Welcome to the Clay Lab @ Nicholls State University!
Our lab is broadly interested in ecology and evolution of ectotherm physiology. We our integrative biologists who use field observations to form predictions, and perform physiological and genetic experiments at the individual, population, and species level to assess our predictions. The majority of our research has focused on amphibians and reptiles, often abundant within the ecosystems of South Louisiana. As an active lab, we focus mostly on local systems that provide easily accessible research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Check Current Projects and Publications to better understand our past, current, and future research!