fish ecology lab
Santiago is an associate professor in the Biology Department at Kalamazoo College. He teaches various courses on physiology, ecology, and evolution, and studies thermal evolutionary ecology, mostly on fishes. He swears without meaning to and finds it weird to write about himself in the third person. You can find more about him here.
Erin is a biochemistry major on a premed track. In the future she hopes to be a doctor and continue to do research. Erin spends her rare free time dancing on the Kalamazoo Dance Team or coaching for Swim for Success. She has a passion for painting, swimming, and going on hikes.
Alex is majoring in Biology and concentrating in Environmental Studies. He's hoping to study abroad in Spain in the spring. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and playing hockey. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in conservation biology working with both marine and freshwater fishes.
Shelby graduated from K with a Biology major. She is from the Windy City and spent five months studying abroad in Perth, Western Australia. She has two dogs: a soft-coated wheaten terrier named Willie, and a wheaten terrier-poodle mix named Violet.
Thermal tolerance of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) in response to acute heatwaves
Claire majored in Biology and Spanish. When not studying for classes, Claire spent her time in the pool coaching and diving. She has a passion for travel and is always looking for her next adventure.
The effect of rare and novel temperature regimes on the release of cryptic variation in the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas
Shannon double-majored in Biology and Spanish, with a concentration in African Studies. She enjoys backpacking, running, arranging music, and can often be seen re-reading Ken Follett novels. If you don't know where she is, check the nearest library.
The effects of constant and fluctuating thermal environments on life history traits of the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas
Kento graduated in 2020 with a major in biology. In his spare time, he loves to play tennis, watch Netflix, and play video games. He loves animals and hopes to pursue a career working with them someday.
Are laboratory-reared populations similar to the ones in the wild? Lab domestication of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)
Nick majored in Biology and Business. He did not study abroad on an official trip but, through his time at K, traveled to South Korea, South Africa, and Spain. Nick loves to play soccer, video games, and explore the outdoors when he is not in the library or lab. In the future, he hopes to find a happy intersection between biology and business.
Evaluating trade-offs in soccer performance with tools from evolutionary ecology
Anna (left) graduated with a major in biology and a minor in English. She elected not to study abroad in favor of being an RA (read: a part-time mom) in DeWaters Hall. In rare moments of free time during her K tenure, she was either browsing the internet for memes or hanging out at a barn and annoying the resident animals.
Re-evaluating ecotoxicology with thermal fluctuations
Grace majored in Biology and minored in Spanish in 2022. She studied abroad for a short-term program in the Dominican Republic and a longer one in Ecuador. To stay busy she enjoys swimming and playing violin (but not at the same time). She hopes to pursue some form of conservation biology in the Pacific Northwest and is especially excited by marine biology.
The effect of temperature fluctuations on the sex ratio of the Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia), a species with temperature-dependent sex determination