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I am broadly interested in the impact of early life-history traits on fitness in marine invertebrates, especially in regards to mechanisms that enable embryos and larvae to exist in and respond to a variable and rapidly changing environment. I tackle this using an integrative approach that combines ecology, experimental biology and genomics.
In the Hofmann lab, I will characterize physiological and epigenetic mechanisms that enable acclimatization of early life-stages to predicted climate change scenarios using the ecologically relevant model Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. My PhD work examined how natural variation in complex larval traits (fluorescence and larval competence) may contribute to the propensity to disperse in the reef-building coral Acropora millepora (See website for more details).