Environmental Physiology Lab

Environmental Physiology Lab

Welcome to the Environmental Physiology Lab at the University of Guelph led by Dr. Patricia Wright.

We are interested in how animals cope with changes in the environment. We explore the strategies that amphibious fishes use to survive and thrive out of water. We have conducted field work in Belize where the self-fertilizing, amphibious mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus) reside in crab burrows in the forest floor. Learn more at Research.

Research in our lab for many years has been focused on nitrogen metabolism and excretion. Elevated ammonia in the environment is toxic to fish. Recently, we have studied the mechanisms of ammonia transport across fish gills, skin and kidney. We have been interested in the pathways for ammonia excretion. Also, we have examined the pathways for urea transport and excretion. Learn more at Research.

Wright Lab News

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD candidate Giulia Rossi on receiving a Company of Biology Travelling Fellowship, as well as a Canadian Society of Zoologist Student Research Grant. These travel awards will fund Giulia’s research visit to the University of Queensland where she will be studying the physiology of estivating frogs with Dr. Craig Franklin.

Andy Turko defends his PhD successfully!

On October 9, 2018 Andy became Dr. Turko – congratulations to Andy on a terrific defense. Andy started a collaborative PDF involving researchers at McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Toronto Zoo.

Research in the Wright Lab