about me

 

I am Assistant Professor of Functional Morphology in the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University, where I study biomechanics and energetics of fish locomotion. My research focuses on elucidating the strategies employed by organisms to cope with variability and challenges in their environment. In recent years I have investigated the effects of rapid and long-term climate change stressors on the performance and resilience of marine fishes. In particular, my research aims to understand the synergistic effect of ocean warming, hypoxia, and acidification on development, growth, survival, aerobic performance and locomotion of fishes. I adopt an interdisciplinary approach that draws on field data, laboratory and rearing experiments. A fundamental aspect of my research is the analysis of biomechanical and physiological performance across the life history of organisms.  Analysis of performance across different timescales is a powerful approach to quantify physiological plasticity and evolution. 

 

My current research focuses on three main themes: 1) the role of local adaptation on morphology and physiological performance under changing environments, 2) morphological and physiological constraints to body size that affect activity in aquatic ectotherms, and 3) swimming performance and biomechanics of fishes, including schooling behavior. 

EDUCATION

 

Boston University
University of West Florida
University of Florence, Italy
University of Évora, Portugal

 

 

Ph.D.  Biology
M.Sc.  Biology
B.Sc.  Natural Sciences
Erasmus/Socrates Fellow

 

 

2009-2014
2007-2009
2001-2005
2004

APPOINTMENTS

 

Stockholm University

Harvard University

Emerson College

Boston College

Boston University

 

 

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellow

Visiting Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer

 

 

2019-Present

2014-2019

2015-2018

2014-2017

2016