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About Me

Hello! My name is Clayton Vondriska. I am a marine ecologist interested in symbiotic relationships and the behavior of the organisms within them. I have primarily focused on parasite-host-cleaner relationships on Caribbean coral reefs. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami with Dr. Paul Sikkel studying the sensory ecology of marine parasites. I received my Master’s in Biology from Arkansas State University where I studied chemical communication in parasitic gnathiid isopods. I also completed my Bachelor’s in Zoology at The Ohio State University working with Drs. Meg Daly and Ben Titus, where I conducted research on the behavior of cleaning organisms in the Caribbean.

Recent Publications
Field Life
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