I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manitoba, where I study aspects of the energy metabolism of so-called ‘ancient fishes’ (e.g., sturgeon and sharks) to inform their conservation.
My research with lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) aims to optimize diets of hatchery-reared sturgeon to improve the success of wild restocking programs. I combine olfactory nerve recordings with behavioral observation to establish dietary preferences and use techniques like respirometry and calorimetry to quantify food assimilation and energetic content.
My research with Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias suckleyi) aims to understand how temperature influences the stress response of pelagic sharks as fisheries bycatch. Here, I test the temperature dependence of energy metabolism during and after exposure to acute thermal stress and exercise.
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