Erika Eliason (Homepage)Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Research interests: Ecological and evolutionary physiology, fish biology, conservation.
I am interested in how aquatic animals respond to environmental stressors. In particular, I’m interested in how local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity improve a species’ chance for survival in the face of climate change. Much of our lab’s research focuses on how the environment (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen levels) influences performance across multiple levels of biological organization – from whole animal swimming performance and metabolism, to cardiac performance, to enzyme activity, to gene expression.