A MS student in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science specialization area
I am specifically interested in research questions related to the effects of human induced stressors on aquatic systems and the organisms that inhabit these degraded ecosystems. My undergraduate honors research project investigated the influence which turbidity has on the coloration of Ohio centrachid fishes. The research that I am working on for my Master’s thesis is similar and focuses on the effects of turbidity and diet on reproductive traits of the African cichlid fish, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae. As aquatic ecosystems continue to change due to increased human development, I think that it is important to understand how these systems are changing and what consequences these changes can cause. I think that outreach is an extremely important part of research, and after graduation I would like to work to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public.
Suzanne Gray, advisor