Background and activities
I am a PhD student in the Physiology Group working specifically within the Jutfelt Fish Ecophysiology Lab and started in February 2016. My PhD shall be looking at thermal biology in zebrafish. Specifically I shall investigate whether thermal tolerance has the potential to evolve within a population and what physiological mechanisms may be aiding/limiting their ability to adapt or acclimate to increased temperatures. I am also interested in the relationship between behaviour and physiology in response to heat stress, and how this may impact survivability in a warming climate.
I am from the UK and took my BSc. degree in Biology at the University of St Andrews, but before coming to NTNU I was based at the University of Bergen, graduating in 2014 with a Masters in Fisheries Biology and Management. Here my research focused on capture-induced behaviour and how herring behaviour could be used to assess post-crowding stress in purse-seine fisheries.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Brain cooling marginally increases acute upper thermal tolerance in Atlantic cod. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 222 (19).
- (2019) Are model organisms representative for climate change research? Testing thermal tolerance in wild and laboratory zebrafish populations. Conservation Physiology. vol. 7 (1).
- (2018) CTmax is repeatable and doesn't reduce growth in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. vol. 8 (7099).