Nann Fangue

Ph.D. University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Research in my laboratory is focused on determining the ecological significance of physiological variation in aquatic organisms that inhabit complex and challenging environments. In particular, I am interested in understanding if organisms have sufficient physiological capacity or plasticity to maintain successful performance in the face of anthropogenic environmental perturbations such as climate change. By coupling molecular, cellular, and whole-organism measures of organismal performance framed in an ecological context, my research elucidates connections between environment, physiology, and ecosystem function.

Recent Publications

  • Nann A. Fangue, Michael J. O’Donnell, Mary A. Sewell, Paul G. Matson, Anna C. MacPherson, and Gretchen E. Hofmann (2010). A laboratory-based, experimental system for the study of ocean acidification effects on marine invertebrate larvae. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8: 441–452. O’Donnell Michael J., Anne E. Todgham, Mary A. Sewell, LaTisha M. Hammond, Katya Ruggiero, Nann A. Fangue, Mackenzie L. Zippay, Gretchen E. Hofmann (2010). Ocean acidification alters skeletogenesis and gene expression in larval sea urchins. Marine Ecology Progress Series 398: 157–171. Fangue Nann A., Jason E. Podrabsky, Larry I. Crawshaw and Patricia M. Schulte (2009). Countergradient Variation in Temperature Preference in Populations of Killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82(6): 776–786. Fangue Nann A., Jeffrey G. Richards and Patricia M. Schulte (2009). Do mitochondrial properties explain intraspecific variation in thermal tolerance? The Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 514-522.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Ecological Genomics and Genetics/Physiological Ecology, Marine Ecology


  • Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology