Comparative Environmental Physiology (CEPh)
Welcome to the Comparative Environmental Physiology (CEPh) lab at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science.
We strive to understand the dynamic interactions between marine animals and their
environment. Using an integrative approach, my students and I study processes ranging
from organelle function to whole-animal performance to ecosystem dynamics. We are
particularly interested in the balance between oxygen supply and demand and how that
varies with body size, temperature, exercise and habitat. Evolution is driven by environmental
change which acts on organisms' physiology and thereby fitness. We focus our research
on responses of animals to changing environments and look at how these responses have
evolved in space and time in hopes of predicting responses to future climate change.
Students interested in graduate studies in my laboratory should thoroughly investigate this site to learn more, and then contact me for information about how to apply. We seek curious, inquisitive, quantitatively-minded students who work and think independently and enjoy collaborating with the broader community at the College of Marine Science.