Alexander Mauro

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Research Summary: Climate change is melting the ice caps, raising sea levels, and putting land underwater. But what is often overlooked in this process is an increase in the salinity of estuaries and coastal rivers. Saltier coasts are going to pose a challenge for aquatic life and the people who depend on that life for their livelihood. I research how fish will respond to such a challenge by integrating genetics, physiology, and ecology. My research will help us better understand the impact of salinity increases on biodiversity, the people who depend on coastal fish, and adaptation in nature.