College of Science

AMWS Alumnus Publishes Research in Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A

Jake Cline, an alumnus of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science graduate program, recently published his thesis research in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A.

His research focused on examining gene expression and metabolic enzyme activities in juvenile blue rockfish under simulated ocean acidification (OA) and hypoxia. Through his research, Jake determined that blue rockfish may be physiologically resistant to moderate levels of these stressors. As a result of these findings, he was able to highlight species-specific responses as an area of particular relevance for fishery managers in the near future.

To read his published article, check out "Effects of multiple climate change stressors on gene expression in blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus)" in the Journal of Comparative Biology Physiology.

To learn more about Jake's experience as a graduate student, check out his thesis defense highlight article.