Publications and Presentations

Here we successfully test the proposed new nacre TT thermometer on two Jurassic Pinna shells. The increase of TT with T is consistent with greater aragonite growth rate at higher T, and with greater metabolic rate at higher T. Thus, it reveals a complex, T-dependent biophysical mechanism for nacre formation.
Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters,2017

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology,2016

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Projects

Color pattern evolution in butterflyfishes

A comparative analysis of color pattern across a family of reef fishes

Contact

  • ekaran@g.ucla.edu
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