© 2019 Will H. Ryan 

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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrates
      I am motivated by the complex and diverse life history strategies that marine invertebrates employ in pursuit of life's two great purposes: eating food and making babies. 
      I am particularly fascinated with how long-lived, clonal organisms can use a single genotype to resolve tradeoffs faced through different stages of life and often, across many different environments.
      My work centers on understanding how selection acting on the individual clones of a genotype feeds back on the genetically programmed "rules" that  govern investment in growth, fission, and sex. 
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Will in his natural habitat: 

the  rocky intertidal.