Broadly, I am interested in how the environment effects behavior and physiology of marine invertebrates.
My dissertation research focuses on the mechanism(s) and adaptive significance of diel vertical migration in zooplankton, namely larval crabs. Conducted by numerous zooplankton species, diel vertical migration is a behavior thought to aid in predator avoidance and requires the integration of visual and chemical cues. Through experiments assessing behavior, physiology, vision, and relevance to the field, I aim to better understand the hows and whys of this ecologically-important behavior.
I am part of the Cohen lab group. Please feel free to email me or click the link below to see the other projects that our lab is currently involved in.
Ph.D., Marine Studies, concentration: Marine Biosciences, University of Delaware, June 2012-Present
B.S., Marine Science, concentration: Biology; French, minor: Chemistry, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, May 2012
Cannon laboratory room 235
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes DE, 19958