ABOUT ANDY

I am a comparative physiologist at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. My primary research interest is understanding the behavioural and physiological strategies fishes use to cope with changing environmental conditions. A major focus has been understanding the functional morphology of fish gills, what this means for respiration and metabolism under various environmental conditions, and investigating how intra- and inter-specific differences in respiratory performance and other metabolic traits influences behaviours such as habitat choice. My work is focused around two model systems: (1) the rivuline killifishes, a species-rich clade of tropical fishes that includes amphibious species that can survive for months out of water, and (2) the redside dace, an endangered freshwater minnow native to northeastern North America. 

I currently hold the Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship at McMaster University, where I'm working with Graham Scott and Sigal Balshine. Previously, I was a ReNewZoo Postdoctoral Fellow with Trevor Pitcher at the University of Windsor, and I completed my PhD at the University of Guelph with Patricia Wright.

I am always eager to collaborate, talk about ideas, and share papers - if you would like to chat, please contact me.