Physiology

physiology

Scientists study many aspects of animal biology including how animals respond to changing environmental conditions. Natural and anthropogenic environmental stresses such as temperature, hypoxia, salinity, and dehydration can be quantified by alterations in circulating hormone levels, expression of stress proteins, embryo/larval development and growth. Physiology research at the Bodega Marine Laboratory has a focus on comparative physiology and biochemistry and reproductive and developmental physiology.