People Directory : Carolyn Tepolt
PhD, Stanford University, Department of Biology 2014
MSc, University of Otago, Department of Zoology 2004
BS, College of William & Mary, Departments of Chemistry and Biology 2002
I use marine species invasions as natural experiments in rapid adaptation, examining how – and how quickly – populations respond to novel conditions. By coupling high-throughput sequencing with physiology and ecology, I examine adaptation at multiple levels. My main areas of research are thermal adaptation in green crabs (Carcinus maenas), and coevolution in the crab-barnacle Rhithropanopeus harrisii-Loxothylacus panopaei host-parasite system.