I am interested in the biogeography of marine species and how to best manage fishery species in the context of a changing climate. Under the advisement of Steve Gaines and Gretchen Hofmann, I am working on projects that will enhance our understanding of how the ocean environment impacts the survival and movement of marine larvae. Because the connections between and dynamics of marine populations depend on the movement and delivery of larvae, I hope that my doctoral research will provide a sound foundation for the assessment of current fisheries management and the development of new strategies that can adapt to climate change.
Becker, BJ, MD Behrens, YRA Shevalier, CM Henzler, EA Hoaglund, BK LeMay (2012). Determining distribution and size of larval Pacific geoduck clams (Panopea generosaGould 1850) in Quartermaster Harbor (Washington, USA) using a novel sampling approach. Journal of Shellfish Research. (Accpeted)
Todgham, AE, EA Hoaglund, and GE Hofmann (2007) Is cold the new hot? Elevated ubiquitin-conjugated protein levels in tissues of Antarctic fish as evidence for cold-denaturation in vivo. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 177:857-866.