Lian Guo

Lian Guo
University of California, San Diego | UCSD

Doctor of Philosophy
Extension: synthesizing DDT+ research needs, DEIJA in fisheries, climate change adaptation, fisheries apprenticeship

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Introduction
I'm an ecophysiologist who is fascinated by temperature and how it affects fish and other organisms. In particular, I examine how fish adjust their physiology in "suboptimal" temperature regimes and how this may affect their population ecology. My work currently centers around alewife and blueback herring, two anadromous forage fish species that are important sources of energy and nutrients in both freshwater and marine ecosystems along the eastern United States.
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - May 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • • Mentored five first-year undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds • Taught general science skills and topics within functional morphology and physiology; help students form hypotheses and execute a group research experiment
January 2016 - July 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • • Used RNA-sequencing to assemble testis transcriptome of mice perinatally exposed to BDE-47 • Utilized bioinformatics tools to determine functional groups affected by BDE-47 exposure
August 2015 - present
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • • Measure effects of temperature and food intake on physiology, growth, and otolith development in early life stages of Alewife and Blueback Herring
Education
August 2015 - May 2022
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Field of study
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
August 2010 - May 2014
Scripps College
Field of study
  • Organismal Biology

Publications

Publications (16)
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Growth rate and energy reserves are important determinants of fitness and are governed by endogenous and exogenous factors. Thus, examining the influence of individual and multiple stressors on growth and energy reserves can help estimate population health under current and future conditions. In young anadromous fishes, freshwater habitat quality d...
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In a food-limited urban environment, policy can improve or exacerbate existing inequalities in access to natural resources. While urban marine subsistence fishers in the United States (US) commonly provision their diets using local fish, little is known about how local policy relates to subsistence fisher vulnerability and existing socioeconomic di...
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) can facilitate recovery of diminished stocks by protecting reproductive adults. To effectively augment fisheries, however, reproductive output must increase within the bounds of MPAs so that larvae can be exported to surrounding areas and seed the region. In response to dramatic declines of rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) i...
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Transdisciplinary research (TR) is valuable for studying complex environmental health issues. Paying attention to how practices ‘on the ground’ can - and should - inform policy and planning requires disrupting the silos in which these entities frequently operate. Yet in practice, bridging disparate fields of inquiry towards a common goal is a diffi...
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For young fishes, growth of somatic tissues and energy reserves are critical steps for survival and progressing to subsequent life stages. When thermal regimes become supraoptimal, routine metabolic rates increase and leave less energy for young fish to maintain fitness-based activities and, in the case of anadromous fishes, less energy to prepare...
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Since 1965, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used internationally as flame-retardant additives. PBDEs were recently withdrawn from commerce in North America and Europe due to their environmental persistence, bioaccumulative properties and endocrine-disrupting effects. Generations exposed perinatally to the highest environmental dose...
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ABSTRACT: Differences in oceanographic conditions over short distances can dramatically affect the distribution of marine organisms over small spatial scales. In southern California, oceanographic conditions vary widely from east to west as the offshore region is impacted by cool, southern flowing California Current water, while the inshore is typi...
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As a unique habitat that encompasses steep environmental gradients, it is important to evaluate threats posed to the intertidal zone by rapid climate change. It is thought that intertidal ectotherms are living close to their physiological limit; therefore slight changes in temperature could result in high levels of mortality. Past studies on intert...

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Projects (2)
Project
To understand how temperature influences the physiology of river herring and assess whether negative energetic tradeoffs occur as temperature increases.
Project
To utilize existing survey, spatial, demographic and environmental data to assess how processes of urbanization influence subsistence fishing habits and conflict with existing fish consumption advisories. (SESYNC-funded Graduate Pursuit research project)