Ashley Smart

Ashley Smart

Unit
Bodega Marine Laboratory
Graduate Group in Ecology

Bodega Marine Laboratory
University of California Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923
Bio

I spent most of my life fearful of the unknown vastness that is the oceans; today, that unknowingness is the driving force behind my pursuit to study how human-driven climate change impacts our oceans. Broadly, my research addresses the following questions: (1) Current-day and future impacts of climate change in marine ecosystems, (2) Response of organisms to individual stressors and multiple stressors, (3) Deriving a mechanistic understanding of the impacts of stressors across multiple scales in an individual organism, (4) Scaling up from individual to ecosystem. Currently, I am using the model organism Aplysia californica to explore the relationship between behavior and neurophysiology under ocean acidification.  

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