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Melissa A. May

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Melissa A. May

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Melissa A. May

Email/web:
melissa.may@maine.edu
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Address:
5751 Murray Hall
Orono, ME  04469

Education

M.S. in Marine Science, University of San Diego 2007; B.S. in Zoology, Northern Arizona University 2004

Description

I am a PhD candidate in Marine Biology working with Dr. Paul Rawson. I study how blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) tolerate low salinity stress, but am specifically interested in what makes larval stages more susceptible to environmental stress than juvenile and adult mussels. I use a combination of genetics, physiology, analytical chemistry, and microscopy to better understand how these animals respond to changes in salinity.

Research interests

I am interested in how marine organisms respond to environmental stress, particularly in the context of global climate change. I use a combination of genetic and physiological tools to monitor how blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) respond to salinity stress and how these responses vary with developmental stage.

Publications

  • ∗ Stamieszkin, K., M. May, and A. Chase. 2016. SIDEBAR. Student-led retreats for graduate student cohesion and career success. Oceanography 29: 80 – 81

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  • Sumich, J.L. and M.A. May. 2009. Scaling and remote monitoring of tidal lung volumes of young gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus. Marine Mammal Science 25: 221 - 228.

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