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Rachel Lasley-Rasher

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Rachel Lasley-Rasher

Contact Information

Rachel Lasley-Rasher

Phone:
207.563.8115

Email/web:
rachel.lasleyrasher@maine.edu

Address:
Darling Marine Center
193 Clarks Cove Road 
Walpole, ME  04573

Education

Ph. D. Georgia Institute of Technology 2012

Description

I am interested in how animals that occupy basal trophic levels manage the conflicting demands of acquiring resources while avoiding the many hungry mouths in their environment.   I study how prey alter their behavior when exposed to elevated predation risk and how these behavioral changes can scale up to affect community and ecosystem-level processes.  For my PhD, I studied the role of predatory mysids in limiting the population growth of copepod prey by reducing their mating behavior.  In my postdoctoral research, I will determine the effects of anadromous fish migrations on the distribution and behavior of mysid shrimp over diel and seasonal cycles to better understand this critical link in coastal foodwebs.

Publications

  • Lasley-Rasher, R., & J. Yen (2012) Predation risk suppresses mating success and reproductive output in the coastal marine copepod, Eurytemora herdmani. Limnology and Oceanography. 57(2):433-440

    For more information: Download file (PDF)

  • Lasley-Rasher, R., D. Rasher, Z. Marion. R. Taylor, M. Hay (2011) Predation constrains host choice for a marine mesograzer. Marine Ecology Progress Series 434:91-99

    For more information: Download file (PDF)

  • Yen, J. and R. Lasley (2011) Chemical communication between copepods: finding the mate in a fluid environment. In T. Breithaupt and M. Thiel (Ed.), Chemical Communication in Crustaceans. Springer New York. p 177-197

Grants

  • 2013 to 2015 — $170,000.00 — Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation

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