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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
New York City

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

Publications


Crispo, E. (2016). Evaluating Tools to Ameliorate Environmental Challenges: a Green Roofs Case Study.. Loren Byrne (Eds.), Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Springer.

Hamel, C. & Crispo, E. (2016). Morphology of pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is related to water body size. BIOS. Vol 87 (Issue 2) , pages 56-66.

Crispo, E. (2015, November). A new index to use in conjunction with the h-index, to account for an author's relative contribution to publications with high impact. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Vol 66 (Issue 11) , pages 2381–2383 .

PRESENTATIONS


Crispo, E. (2015, October 10). Warwick retreat. Designer Populations: Adaptation to Anthropogenic Stressors. Dyson Society of Fellows, Warwick, NY

Crispo, E., Hussain, N., Rodriguez, S., Pavey, S. A., Tunna, H., Jackson, L. & Rogers, S. (2015, June 30). Evolution 2015. Evolution of the MHC in response to aquatic pollution in a riverine cyprinid fish, the longnose dace. Society for the Study of Evolution; American Society of Naturalists; Society for Systematic Biologists, Guaruja, Brazil

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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