For my PhD work I am interested in the respiratory physiology of amphibious fishes. These fish respire in both air and in water – two very different environments. I am interested in understanding the physiological mechanisms that allow them to achieve this feat. Specifically, I am interested in looking at flexibility in blood parameters like the affinity of the protein hemoglobin for carrying oxygen that may underlie the ability of amphibious fish to survive in air. I will be surveying a range of amphibious fishes, with differing tolerances to living out of water, to address how flexibility in the respiratory system influences emersion tolerance in amphibious species.
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