My lab is interested in how shifts in abiotic variables affect the performance of marine organisms, particularly within the scope of global climate change. Our work strives to characterize responses to the environment across levels of biological organization and elucidate differences that exist between populations or species in their capacity to respond to environmental change. Ultimately, this information is useful in developing predictions as to how organisms will fare in future environments.
Evans TG, Hofmann GE. (2012) Defining the limits of physiological plasticity: how gene expression can assess and predict the consequences of ocean change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 367:1733-1745.
Evans TG, Hammill E, Kaukinen K, Schulze AD, Patterson DA, English KK, Curtis JM, Miller KM. (2011) Transcriptomics of environmental acclimatization and survival in wild adult Pacific sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during spawning migration. Molecular Ecology. 20: 4472-4489.
Evans TG, Somero GN. (2010) Phosphorylation events catalyzed by major cell signaling proteins differ in response to thermal and osmotic stress in native (Mytilus californianus and Mytilus trossulus) and invasive (Mytilus galloprovincialis) species of mussels. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 83: 984-996.
Evans TG, Somero GN. (2008) A microarray-based transcriptomic time course of hyper- and hypo-osmotic stress signaling events in the euryhaline fish Gillichthys mirabilis: osmosensors to effectors. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 3636-3649.