Patrick Carilli (Armstrong and Heppell Lab, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife) has been studying the chronic effects of temperature and oxygen stress on larval Pacific lamprey physiology.   The Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) is endemic to the Columbia River basin.  They play an important role in the ongoing health of these systems, yet have steadily declined in abundance.  Using tools like respirometry, they hope to quantify the impacts these stressors have on the developing fish.  This information may help explain and hopefully assist in reversing the population decline. 

 Carilli, P.  2020. The Physiological Response of Larval Pacific lamprey to Chronic Heat Stress. (Master’s Thesis). Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University.