ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSOR IMPACTS ON MARINE SPECIES
Climate change has the potential to significantly affect fish populations, primarily through ocean warming, ocean acidification, and hypoxia (low oxygen). Understanding the impact these environmental stressors can have on organismal physiology is critical for both interpreting shifts in ecosystem dynamics and needed for future management of fisheries. To investigate these potential effects, I use a variety of methodologies that include whole-animal respirometry, hypoxia tolerance studies, measurement of metabolic enzyme activities, and more. I focus on all life stages of species including adults and their reproductive capacity to the early life stages including both embryos and larval fish.
Slesinger, E., Andres, A., Young, R., Seibel, B., Saba, V., Phelan, B., Rosendale, J., Wieczorek, D., Saba, G. 2019 - The effects of ocean warming and hypoxia on black sea bass (Centropristis striata) aerobic scope and hypoxia tolerance. PLoS ONE 14(6) e0218390. [link]