interactions among physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution
in animals that occupy the dynamic habitats such as estuaries and
the intertidal zone that fringe the ocean's margins. These
habitats require animals to cope with extreme and rapidly fluctuating
contemporary environmental conditions. Rare, but extreme, environmental events
- and the functional abilities needed to endure them - are also
likely to play a significant role in determining future ecological and
evolutionary patterns. We apply
approaches at multiple levels of biological organization (proteins,
organisms, populations) as part of an integrative approach to understanding animal
function in the face of such extremes. We pursue the ultimate goal of assessing the ecological
and evolutionary implications of environmental stress physiology in a dynamic and changing ocean.
Postdoc Lani Gleason recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Genomics at Sacramento State University!
New NSF grant!!
Our intertidal copepod work has just been funded by NSF Integrative Organismal Systems. We'll be looking at physiological performance in the face of co-variation in multiple environmental stressors, under both present-day and projected future scenarios. This work is in collaboration with Mark Denny's lab at Hopkins Marine Station.
MusselTracker v2 has completed 2 field seasons (>30 GB of data!)