About

“There is grandeur in this view of life… from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

– Charles Darwin

Since I was a child I have been enthralled by the natural world. Despite – or perhaps, in spite of – growing up in downtown Toronto, and never having had a pet, I developed a fondness for animals and an appreciation for the diversity of life on this planet.

I completed my M. Sc. in the lab of Njal Rollinson. My project investigated temperature dependent sex determination and timing of developmental events in a Northern population of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina).

I’m now doing my Ph. D. in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings, looking at the plastic effects of thermal variability zebrafish (Danio rerio).

 

©2019 by Melanie Massey