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Erika Crispo

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W335
Office Hours

Summer 1 2016

Office Hours

Summer 1 2016

Office Hours

Summer 1 2016

Biography


I came to Pace University from Canada in the Fall of 2012. I have always been interested in animals and nature, which led me to pursue graduate studies in 2002. I completed graduate work on guppies in Trinidad and cichlids in Uganda. I then went on to study minnows in Alberta for postdoctoral work. I continue to work on these systems while also delving into the study of organisms and environments in the New York area.

Education


PhD, McGill University, Montreal, 2010
Evolutionary Ecology

MS, McGill University, Montreal, 2004
Evolutionary Ecology

BS, University of Guelph, Guelph, 2002

RESEARCH INTEREST


My research is at the interface of molecular ecology and ecological genetics. That is, I use molecular tools to understand ecology, and I study how genomes evolve in response to the environment. More specifically, I am interested in how freshwater fish populations adapt to environmental stressors, including hypoxia and pollution. I am most interested in questions revolving around the role of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation, and how phenotypic plasticity evolves, through examination at both the molecular and phenotypic levels. .

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