Phenotypic plasticity in thermal tolerance – life history strategy of an invasive freshwater fish
I am currently engaged in investigating how exposure to novel temperature regimes alters the daily activity patterns and life history of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). The guppy has been very successful in establishing in many countries outside of its native range and understanding how they achieve this is key to predicting the consequences of further range expansion. I am using thermal performance curves as the primary method for investigating and comparing the abilities of fish under different thermal scenarios.
My main research interests are:
- Phenotypic responses to thermal regime
- Acute, developmental and cross-generational effects
- Reproductive ecology