The Ecophysiological aspects of the lab’s research portfolio investigate process – the relationships between fish form, sensory function, and environmental change.  The lab’s research aims to evidence the missive “Physiology in the Service of Fisheries Science.”

Aim 1: Visual ecology of coastal fishes
Aim 2: Auditory ecology of soniferous fishes, including anthropogenic noise in marine seascapes
Aim 3: Fish metabolism and bioenergetics
Aim 4: Effects of climate change and ocean acidification on fish neurophysiology
Aim 5: Aquaculture best practices

Fisheries Ecology

The Fisheries Ecology aspects of the lab’s research portfolio examine patterns by applying videographic and satellite technologies to provide novel insights into the fate, movements, and behaviors of aquatic organisms, with implications for conservation.

Aim 1: Fate of fishes released from recreational gear to identify Best Practices in terminal gear arrangement and catch-and-release behaviors
Aim 2: Movement and migration ecology of fishes instrumented with biologging devices
Aim 3: Behavioral videography to reveal the mechanistic basis of behaviors in response to abiotic environmental change