Chase Rakowski

Chase in his element. Photo by S. Duchicela

I am an ecologist and environmental scientist. I study basic and applied community and ecosystem ecology, mostly using small freshwater organisms as study systems. My approaches include field and laboratory experiments, modeling, and data analysis.

Currently I am a postdoc in the Hoi Polloi Lab at UNC Chapel Hill advised by Dr. Senay Yitbarek. For my postdoctoral work I am using the smallest plants in the world, the humble duckweeds, as a model system to study emergent species interactions (AKA higher order interactions) in changing environments. See Projects for more.

Two species of duckweed — Wolffia globosa and Spirodela polyrhiza — covering a pond in Durham, NC.