ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
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I am a PhD student investigating the neurobiological impacts of, and the mechanistic neurobiological underpinnings of biological responses to, ocean acidification in a squid. In other words, what are the effects of elevated levels of carbon dioxide within the ocean on the nervous system of squid? And how do these effects in the nervous system lead to changes in squid physiology and behaviour? My previous research has focused on the neuroendocrine regulatory mechanisms and molecular mechanisms underlying female to male sex change in sequentially hermaphroditic fish. Broadly, I am interested in the intersection of neuroscience and zoology, and the role of the brain in behaviour and phenotypic plasticity.