Eric Riddell

Eric Riddell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB)
Iowa State University


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Eric uses physiology to understand the mechanisms that structure the niche. His research determines whether organisms have the physiological capacity to tolerate environmental change by blending experimental biology with simulation-based computer models that convert landscapes into physiological experiences. The approach requires insight from behavior, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Through the synthesis of these disciplines, Eric’s lab provides a comprehensive understanding of organisms, from genes to geographic ranges, while improving their capacity to predict the impact of climate change.