Eric Riddell, Principal Investigator
My name is Eric, and I am joining the faculty of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University. After college, I abandon my ambition of becoming a dentist and moved to the Galapagos Islands. I spent several months working at hotels and teaching English, but then I got an opportunity (which I was remarkably unqualified for) to work on a deserted island studying a colony of Nazca boobies. In graduate school, I dove headfirst in the field of environmental and ecological physiology, and I haven't looked back since. I love what I do, and I also love spending time with my family, friends, and fishing.