Amanda L. Kelley
- Ph.D. Ecological Physiology, Portland State University - 2013
- B.S. Organismal Biology, cum laude, Portland State Univeristy - 2007
Being a native of the Pacific Northwest, I have a visceral connection and a deep appreciation of the beauty and diversity of life forms that have surrounded me since childhood. This experience has had a profound impact on my life, and has shaped who I am, and how I choose to exist in the world. My love and curiosity for the natural world has directly motivated my interest in studying and understanding the complexity of life, with the goal of providing greater insight into the effects of human-mediated global change. Ideally, this work may provide a scientific foundation for management and policy changes that aim to alter the human impacts to the world around us.
As an ecological physiologist in the field of global change biology, my research interests fall into two main categories. First, I am interested in understanding and characterizing physiological responses of marine invasive species to abiotic stressors with the over-arching goal of bringing about a greater understanding of the role physiology plays in the establishment and success of non-native species. Second, my research seeks to understand the physiological responses marine organisms utilize to mitigate the effects of predicted near-future global climate change scenarios. As an NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral fellow, I am specifically interested in characterizing the physiologic response to environmental change in the larvae of Sterechinus neumayeri, the Antarctic sea urchin. This work will provide insight to the emerging response of this Antarctic benthic calcifier to the synergistic effects of ocean acidification, elevated temperatures, and variations in salinity, all factors associated with ocean change.
- Kelley, A. L., de Rivera, C. E., & Buckley, B. A. (2013). Cold tolerance of the invasive Carcinus maenas in the east Pacific: molecular mechanisms and implications for range expansion in a changing climate. Biological Invasions, 1-11.
- Kelley, A. L., de Rivera, C. E., & Buckley, B. A. (2011). Intraspecific variation in thermotolerance and morphology of the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas, on the west coast of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 409(1–2), 70-78.
- Kelley, A. L. (2008). Food web Impacts of the invasive New Zealand Mudsnail in an estuarine system. McNair Online Journals.