Heidi WaiteUniversity of California, Irvine | UCI · Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Master of Science
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Heidi Waite currently works at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine. Heidi's research interests include understanding the effect of anthropogenic stressors and climate change on marine ecosystems and communities.
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Under climate change, marine organisms will need to tolerate or adapt to increasing temperatures to persist. The ability of populations to cope with thermal stress may be influenced by conditions experienced by parents, by both genetic changes and transgenerational phenotypic plasticity through epigenetics or maternal provisioning. In organisms wit...
This study determined the quantity and diversity of microplastics in water and soft tissues of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Atlantic mud crabs (Panopeus herbstii) in Mosquito Lagoon, a shallow, microtidal estuary along the east coast of central Florida. One-liter water samples had an average of 23.1 microplastic pieces (n = 15). Crab...
Marine and estuarine crabs brood attached eggs, which hatch synchronously releasing larvae at precise times relative to environmental cycles. The subtidal crab Dyspanopeus sayi has a circadian rhythm, in which larvae are released within the 4-h interval after the time of ambient sunset. Previous studies demonstrated that the rhythm can be entrained...
I need land temperature data for Newport Beach, CA or the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA from Nov 2019 until now in hourly increments. I have been searching NOAA's websites for hours now. I can't seem to find anywhere I can download these data. Do airports keep temperature data that is available to the public?
I will be doing some plankton tows off the coast of Southern California. I hope to identify what kinds of organisms are in the tows.
To understand vascular plant biodiversity (composition, and structural) patterns along an altitudinal gradient and between logged /unlogged forest in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil.