Many organisms inhabit naturally dynamic environments where abiotic factors can vary both spatially and temporally. My research program explores how aquatic vertebrates structure their biological responses to multiple environmental stressors. Broadly, my goals are to i) examine the mechanisms that teleost fish use to respond to their environments, ii) evaluate how changes in severity, sequence, or timing of an environmental challenge could influence the dynamics of tolerance, iii) use comparative approaches to explain the variation in resistance or sensitivity to multiple environmental stressors. The research in my lab takes a integrative approach to examine the molecular, biochemical, and physiological responses in zebrafish and aquaculture salmonid fish species.
J. Bruce Brown Hall