Graduate Student, Animal Behavior Graduate Group
Degrees:2020 - M.S. Biology, CSU San Marcos
2018 - B.A. Biology, CSU San Marcos
I am broadly interested in ecological physiology research and questions about how abiotic factors like temperature impact species biology. Specifically, I am interested in investigating ecologically-relevant stressors like temperature, how they affect animals in the context of dynamic, field environments, and the implications of such findings for conservation-type applications. My recent research has focused on the thermal acclimation and metabolic physiology of Archocentrus nigrofasciatus. Through this project, I investigated the influence of ecologically-relevant thermal cycling acclimation as compared to more commonly used static acclimation techniques. I am curious about how thermal physiology, including thermal tolerance and metabolic responses, of fish species will be impacted by environmental changes driven by projected large-scale trends in climate change. Continuing to investigate similar questions, I am now currently undertaking a project investigating the effects of feed rationing on the thermal performance of Chinook Salmon.
Sustainable Oceans NRT
Cooper CJ, Mueller CA, Eme J (2019) Temperature tolerance and oxygen consumption of two South American tetras, Paracheirodon inessi and Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi. Journal of Thermal Biology, 86, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102434
Eme J, Cooper CJ, Alvo A, Vasquez J, Muhtaseb S, Rayman S, Schmoyer T, Elsey RM (2019) Scaling of major organs in hatchling female American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Experimental Zoology A, 331, 38 51 https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2236