Seibel Lab | COMPARATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY    
     


 

 


 

 



Research Topics

How do animals cope with low oxygen in some parts of the deep sea?

See:

Seibel, B. A. 2011. Critical oxygen levels and metabolic suppression in oceanic oxygen minimum zones. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 326-336.

 

How are animals specialized to extremely cold temperatures in polar environments?

See:

Rosenthal, J. C., Seibel, B.A, Dymowska, A., and F. Bezanilla.  2009.  Trade-off between aerobic capacity and locomotory activity in an Antarctic pteropod.  Proceedings National Academy Sciences 106: 6192-6196.

 

Will existing physiological abilities be sufficient to deal with changing climate and ocean acidification?

See:

Seibel, B. A., Maas, A. E., and Dierssen, H. M. 2012. Energetic plasticity underlies variable response to ocean acidification in the Antarctic pteropod, Limacina helicina. PLoS One. 7: e30464.

Rosa, R., and Seibel, B. A.  2008.  Synergistic effect of climate-related variables suggests future physiological impairment in a top oceanic predator. Proceedings National Academy Sciences. 52. 20776-20780.