Welcome to the website of Dr. Ryan Utz, faculty at the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University. The campus of the Falk School is headquartered at the new, 388-acre Eden Hall Campus, with abundant forests and fields that provide ideal settings for ecological inquiries. Research conducted by students whom I supervise covers a broad range of systems but all involve applied ecological observations or experiments. Although my background primarily involves freshwater ecosystems, I am a facultative generalist and am open to starting new initiatives on organisms or systems that I know nothing about. Our ongoing projects range from long-term stream ecosystem monitoring to investigating the ecological impacts of nonnative terrestrial species.
If you are a current or prospective Chatham student interested in applied ecology and eager for experience outside of the classroom, please contact me!