Evan W. Barba
Phone: (805) 893-6176
As an undergraduate at UCSB, I became involved with the Hofmann lab group when carrying out my senior honors thesis research project in the 2013-14 academic year. I then had the opportunity to design and execute a project under the guidance of Lydia Kapsenberg throughout summer 2014 as an NFS REU fellow. Currently I am engaged with the lab as a technician; operating the intertidal pH sensor network for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans.
My senior thesis research focused on macronutrient variability in the gonads of purple sea urchins. This work led me to become more engaged in physiology ecology. My current projects focus on intertidal thermal stress impacts mussel metabolism and ocean acidification impacts on sea grass seed germination. As I transition into graduate school, I would like direct my attention towards local adaptation in the context of climate change; particularly in marine invertebrate responses to pH and temperature stress.
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