My research interests include using integrative approaches to look at marine and aquatic ecology and biology. I am particularly interested in behavior, reproduction, predation effects, population dynamics, and how environmental factors affect phenotypes.

James WR PictureMy current research has been focused on the developmental effects predator presence has on the life history traits of a freshwater amphipod species. Other projects I have been involved include:
  • assessing the behavioral and morphological developmental plasticity of a rivulus species to alarm cues from a predator,
  • quantifying the behavioral interactions of pair bonded cichlids, and
  • examining the effects of male presence on outcrossing rates in a hermaphroditic fish.

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Mentor: James B. McClintock

Contact Information

W. Ryan James, Master’s student
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1300 University Blvd
Department of Biology, CH 252
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
wrjames@uab.edu