Kristin Hardy

Associate Professor Kristin HardyKristin M. Hardy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

805-756-2806
kmhardy@calpoly.edu
33-264 office
33-459 lab

 

Hardy Lab website

Education

B.S., Tulane University (Neuroscience)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington (Marine Biology)
Postdoc, Hollings Marine Laboratory, Medical University of South Carolina (Environmental Physiology)

Research Interests

  • Environmental physiology of marine invertebrates
  • Metabolic effects of intracellular and environmental hypoxia
  • Molecular and physiological adaptations to stress in crustaceans
  • Comparative muscle physiology and energetics
  • Evolution of behavior in crustaceans

Advising Interests

  • Environmental physiology
  • Metabolism and energetics
  • Stress physiology in invertebrates
  • Comparative muscle physiology
  • Evolutionary physiology

Research

My research is focused on the physiological acclimations and evolutionary adaptations of marine invertebrates (particularly crustaceans) to changing environmental conditions. I approach these topics from an inherently integrative and comparative angle by examining the effects of environmental stress at the cellular, tissue, and organismal levels - often across a number of species. In particular, my efforts are focused on the consequences of low dissolved oxygen (hypoxia) and elevated carbon dioxide (hypercapnia) on muscle physiology, metabolism, growth and behavior.

 

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