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Environmental Monitor features research on African cichlids

Aug. 24, 2015
Research conducted by SENR faculty member Suzanne Gray is featured in a recent article, “Uganda Sampling, Lab Analysis Help Ohio State Scientists Study African Cichlids” in The Environmental Monitor. Dr. Gray and researchers in her lab are examining how freshwater fish cope with globally important environmental stressors, including low dissolved oxygen, increasing temperature and increasing turbidity. To examine how freshwater fish are dealing with the effects of environmental change, Dr. Gray is overseeing several projects, which she hopes will lead to a longitudinal data set tracking changes in the fishes’ environmental conditions over time.  
Suzanne Gray (shown right), is an assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology at The Ohio State University. She and undergraduate Honors researcher Tiffany Atkinson (left), who she advises, spent time in Uganda this summer collecting environmental data on African cichlids in their native habitat. The pair will use this data to compare with data collected in their laboratory studies.

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Gray.