Does thermal history influence the tolerance of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) to marine heatwaves and temperature-associated diseases?
For my PhD research in Dr. Ted Grosholz's lab at UC Davis, I am studying how warming and the temperature-associated disease, Ostreid herpesvirus (OsHV-1) affect the farmed Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. I'm also interested in seeing if priming oysters to warmer temperatures influences C. gigas' response to OsHV-1.
In The News
Ricart, A., Gaylord, B., Hill, T., Sigwart, J., Shukla, P., Ward, M., Sanford, E. 2021. Seagrass-driven changes in carbonate chemistry enhance oyster shell growth. Oecologia. doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04949-0.
Ricart, A., Ward, M., Hill, T., Sanford, E., Kroeker, K., Takeshita, Y., Merolla, S., Shukla, P., Ninokawa, A., Elsmore, K., Gaylord, B. 2021. Coast-wide evidence of low pH amelioration by seagrass ecosystems. Global Change Biology. doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15594.
Barclay, K.M., Gaylord, B., Jellison, B.M., Shukla, P., Sanford, E., Leighton, L. R. 2019. Variation in the effects of ocean acidification on shell growth and strength in two intertidal gastropods. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi.org/10.3354/meps13056.
Cavalcanti, G.S., Shukla, P., Morris, M., Ribeiro, B., Foley, M., Doane, M. P., Thompson, C. C., Edwards, M.S., Dinsdale, E. A., Thompson, F. L. 2018. Rhodoliths holobionts in a changing ocean: host-microbes interactions mediate coralline algae resilience under ocean acidification. BMC Genomics. doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-5064-4.
Shukla, P. Edwards, M.S. 2017. Elevated pCO2 is less detrimental than increased temperature to early development of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Phycologia. doi.org/10.2216/16-120.1.
Chapters & Reports
Science in Action: Exploring the Future of U.S. Aquaculture, A COMPASS Roundtable on Ocean Aquaculture.2020.
Oldach, E. J., Shukla, P.. 2020. Vulnerability Assessments for Evaluating the Sensitivity of Infrastructure to Environmental Change. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-5064-4.
Gaylord, B., Rivest, E., Hill, T., Sanford, E., Shukla, P., Ninokawa, A., Ng, G. 2018. California Mussels as Bio-Indicators fo Ocean Acidification.. California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment. Report.