Alexandra Hart
Doctoral Student
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My work is focused on marine community ecology and conservation. In particular, I am interested in how adaptive phenotypic plasticity, especially inducible defenses, affects species interactions and community structure in marine environments. I have conducted most of my graduate research at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in the San Juan Islands. Currently, I am involved in a collaborative project investigating the chemical and morphological responses of the rocky intertidal alga, Fucus gardneri, to herbivore cues. Prior to graduate school I did research in fish disease ecology at the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center.

Alexandra Hart's Publications:

Purcell, M.K., Hart, S.A., Kurath, G.K., Winton, J.R. 2006. Strand-specific, real-time RT-PCR assays for quantification of genomic and positive-sense RNAs of the fish rhabdovirus, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus. Journal of Virological Methods 132: 18-24.

Hershberger, P., Hart, A., Gregg, J., Elder, N., and Winton, J. 2006. Dynamics of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, viral erythrocytic necrosis and ichthyophoniasis in confined juvenile Pacific herring Clupea pallasii. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 70: 201-208.

Halos, D., Hart, S.A., Hershberger, P., Kocan, R. 2005 Ichthyophonus in Puget Sound Rockfish from the San Juan Islands Archipelago and Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 17: 222-227.

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