||Anne E. Todgham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology
B.S. University of Guelph, Canada , 1997 (Marine Biology )
Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada , 2005 (Animal
Science & Zoology )
I am an environmental physiologist with an interest in understanding the
molecular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms that underlie an
animal's capacity to cope with environmental change. I am fascinated by the
diversity of physiological specializations (or strategies) used by animals
to tolerate particular habitats that others would find very challenging.
This interest has led my research to investigate how an animal's physiology
and environment interact to structure organismal stress tolerance. My
current research program has an eye towards global climate change and
addresses the general question of whether contemporary animals have the
physiological flexibility necessary to buffer the unprecedented rates of
environmental change, specifically their response to changes in multiple
environmental variables. My research focuses mainly on aquatic organisms
that are distributed along the California coast and estuaries (e.g. limpets,
sea urchins, crabs, oysters and intertidal fishes), but extends to Antarctic
fishes and aquaculture species.