Bethany M. DeCourten

Bethany M. DeCourten
University of California, Davis | UCD · Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology (VM)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Education
August 2013 - May 2019
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
September 2007 - June 2011
University of California, Davis
Field of study
  • Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

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Publications (8)
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Many pollutants cause endocrine disruption in aquatic organisms. While studies of the direct effects of toxicants on exposed organisms are commonplace, little is known about the potential for toxicant exposures in a parental (F0) generation to affect unexposed F1 or F2 generations (multigenerational and transgenerational effects, respectively), par...
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The inland silverside, Menidia beryllina, is a euryhaline fish and a model organism in ecotoxicology. We previously showed that exposure to picomolar (ng/L) levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can cause a variety of effects in M. beryllina, from changes in gene expression to phenotypic alterations. Here we explore the potential for earl...
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Aquatic organisms inhabiting polluted waterways face numerous adverse effects, including physiological disruption by endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). Little is known about how the temperatures associated with global climate change may influence the response of organisms exposed to EDCs, and the effects that these combined stressors may have o...
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Exposures to environmentally relevant concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds(EDCs) in aquatic ecosystems are long established to be a threat to ecological health (Brander, 2013; Colborn and Thayer, 2000; Schug et al., 2016; Windsor et al., 2018). Numerous studies published over the past several decades demonstrate that EDCs, which include...
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Understanding the combined effects of anthropogenic impacts such as climate change and pollution on aquatic ecosystems is critical. However, little is known about how predicted temperature increases may affect the activity of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), particularly in species with plasticity in sex determination. We investigated the eff...
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Little is known of the swimming capacities of larval sturgeons, despite global population declines in many species due in part to fragmentation of their spawning and rearing habitats by man-made water-diversion structures. Larval green (Acipenser med-irostris) and white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) inhabit the highly altered Sacramento–San Jo...

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Studying endocrine disruption across multiple generations in a euryhaline fish.