I joined the Hofmann lab in 2010 in order to study the effect of global climate change on marine organisms. My research interests involve the assessment of the synergistic interactions of ocean warming and acidification. Specifically, I want to study physiological processes during the sea urchin larval development from adults collected across their biogeographic range or environmental gradient, under different climate change scenarios. I am also interested in the extent to which species may be able to adapt to the coming environmental changes.
My research experience in Antarctica with the Hofmann lab in the fall of 2010 has broadened my perspective regarding the scope of climate change and increased my research interests to compare climate change effects on species from different ecosystems.
Additionally, I hope to use my research as a tool to educate others about the effects of climate change.