Annelise conducting a salmon experiment
Annelise Del Rio was recently awarded a Delta Science Fellowship from California Sea Grant and the US Bureau of Reclamation. Her PhD research will examine the effects of elevated temperature and hypoxia on the development and physiological performance of early life stages of Chinook salmon. Congratulations Annelise!
Read more about her and the rest of the 2018 Fellows at https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/ten-early-career-scientists-named-2018-delta-science-fellows
Dan’s second chapter of his Master’s project is now available at Conservation Physiology. His work shows how food limitation interplays with competition between the endangered tidewater goby (pictured above, held by Dan) and either a native (threespine stickleback) or an introduced species (rainwater killifish). Read about it at Conservation Physiology or under Publications!
Chase, D. A., Flynn, E. E. and Todgham, A. E. 2016. Survival, growth and stress response of juvenile tidewater goby, Eucyclogobius newberryi, to interspecific competition for food. Cons. Physiol. 4: cow013. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow013.
Brigitte Clark (L) and Alexandra Resnick (R) presented their research at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference (link). Brigitte shared her work on identifying ploidy (genome duplication) in white sturgeon while Alex discussed her research on the effects of climate change on the behavior of juvenile Antarctic fish.
Britt’s first Antarctic paper in now available in the Journal of Experimental Biology! Read about her study looking at the effects of ocean acidification on a juvenile Antarctic fish (the emerald rockcod, Trematomus bernacchii) on the JEB website or under Publications.
Davis, B.E., Miller, N.A., Flynn, E.E., and Todgham, A.E. 2016. Juvenile Antarctic rockcod Trematomus bernacchii are physiologically robust to CO2-acidified seawater. J. Exp. Biol. 219:1203–1213. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.133173.
Britt, a PhD candidate co-advised by Dr. Nann Fangue, was recently selected to be 2016 Delta Science Fellow. She will study the effects of climate change on interactions between native and non-native fishes in the Delta. Read more about her research and other fellows at:
Two new papers are hot off the presses featuring the master’s projects of lab alumni Daniel Chase and Christina Pasparakis. Dan’s first thesis chapter on the effects of interspecific competition on juvenile endangered tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) was recently published in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1106420). Christina’s research on the seasonal effects of preliminary heat exposure on thermal tolerance of the fingered limpet (Lottia digitalis) was also just published in Marine Biology (doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2779-5).
Todgham Lab member Madeline Kinsey has successfully completed her Master of Science degree with the Animal Biology Graduate Group. Her thesis examined the effects of temperature predictability on limpet thermal performance under natural tidal cycles. This work took her from the intertidal at Fort Ross to programming arduinos for her limpet habitats at SFSU Romberg Tiburon Center to many colorful assays in our lab here at UC Davis. More congratulations are in order as she has also been selected as a 2016 California Sea Grant State Fellow. She will work with the CA State Parks Natural Resources Division to help refine strategies and policies to better address climate change within the coastal parks. Great job, Madeline!