Associate Professor - Animal Ecophysiology, Deakin University
I have a background in comparative physiology, specialising in metabolic and cardiovascular physiology. I have applied this background to address important fundamental and applied questions regarding the capacity of animals (primarily fishes) to withstand environmental challenges including climate change. My work has spanned temperate and tropical systems, using approaches in eco-physiology and chemical/behavioural ecology to forecast the responses of fishes to challenges like global warming, ocean acidification (elevated carbon dioxide), hypoxia (low oxygen), and fishing-related stressors. I have played a lead role in designing, developing and testing novel electronic tagging technologies for measuring physiological and behavioural parameters in free-living animals. I have been vocal about the importance of scientific integrity, and I advocate strongly for robust, transparent and replicable research practices.
Jun 21, 2023 07:25 am UTC| Nature
Fish are the most diverse group of vertebrates, ranging from tiny gobies and zebrafish to gigantic tunas and whale sharks. They provide vital sustenance to billions of people worldwide via fisheries and aquaculture, and...