Dani Kirsch, Ph.D. student
Major advisor: Barney Luttbeg
Freshwater ecology, animal behavior, predation risk, Physa.
B.S. 2018, Southeast Missouri State University
B.A. 2018, Southeast Missouri State University
I am interested in how organisms assess their environment, specifically in the context of predator-prey interactions. My current research explores how freshwater snails utilize danger and safety cues and how their perception of risk affects their behavior and physiology. As part of the physiological portion of my research, I am investigating how the snails’ respiration rate is impacted by chronic and acute exposure to different risk levels.