Welcome to the Dalziel Lab in the Biology department at Saint Mary’s University.
We study how animals cope with environmental change. In particular, we investigate the physiological, biochemical, and genetic mechanisms that animals use to respond to environmental stressors both within a lifetime (acclimation/acclimatization/phenotypic plasticity) and over generations (adaptation). Most of our work is conducted on small fishes, including stickleback and killifishes living along the Atlantic coast.
(Header photo – Low, medium, and high plated stickleback (2012), painted by Simone Des Roches)