Neurobiology and Behavior
This project studies neurological mechanisms in marine animals, their involvement in behavioral responses, and how (if?) they are affected by environmental stress such as pollution, ocean acidification and algal blooms. We work with several species of fish (e.g. rockfishes (Sebastes spp), black perch (Embiotoca jacksoni), as well as with invertebrates (e.g. shore crab Pachygrapsus crassipes). This is a collaborative project with Dr. Trevor Hamilton (MacEwan University, Canada).
- Hamilton TJ, Paz-Yepes J, Morrison R, Palenik B, Tresguerres M (2014) Exposure to bloom-like concentrations of two marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria (strains CC9311 and CC9902) differentially alters fish behavior. Conserv Physiol2(1): cou020 doi:10.1093/ conphys/cou020.
- Hamilton TJ, Holcombe A, Tresguerres M (2014) CO2-induced ocean acidification increases anxiety in fish Proc Roy Soc B 281: 20132509 (9 pgs).