Pterygoplichthys up close


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5309 McGaugh Hall (Lab)
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697

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Center for Organismal Biology 

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Spanning from the molecular to the whole-organism level, research in my laboratory is focused on the energy acquisition strategies of organisms.  In short, I am interested in how organisms make a living and the consequences of different energy acquisition strategies for ecosystem fluxes.  I largely work in the marine environment, but my students also work in terrestrial systems.  


December 2016: Our article describing a lesson plan on buoyancy and overfishing we use in our outreach activities is now published in American Biology Teacher. See the publications page. See you at SICB in January!

November 2016: Our paper on parrotfish nutritional ecology is now out in the Biological Journal of the Linnean SocietySee the publications page.

September 2016: Our paper on mussel nutritional physiology is now out in Biology OpenSee the publications page.  This paper is not only important scientifically, but features three former UC President's/Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows as authors (Connor, Garcia, and German). And, the hits keep coming: Alyssa Braciszewski was awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Scholar Award!  This provides a nice financial boost for our high-achieving grad student!  All of the German Lab students rock!
August 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski on winning a Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship!  

July 2016: Congratulations to Beck Wehrle on winning a GAANN Fellowship!

June 2016: Congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research!

May 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a Conchologists of America Academic Grant!  Congrats to Beck Wehrle on winning a Chateaubriand Fellowship that will send him to France for five months to integrate the physiology of P. sicula with their microbiome!  Our paper on amylase genetics in fishes is now out in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  See our publications page.
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We are always recruiting graduate students. Please contact Dr. German if you are interested in pursuing your PhD in Nutritional Ecology and/or Marine Biology at UCI.

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