Diego Bernal

Diego Bernal

Professor

Biology

508-999-8307

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Violette Research 116

Education

2002Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San DiegoPhD Marine Biology
2000Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San DiegoMS Marine Biology
1995Universidad Autonoma de Baja CaliforniaBS Biological Oceanography

Teaching

  • Animal Diversity
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biology of Sharks
  • Environmental Physiology of Marine Organisms

Teaching

Programs

Research

Research activities

  • Muscle performance studies in fish
  • Stress response in captured fish
  • Pelagic fish cardiac performance
  • Thermal ecology of fish
  • Movement patterns of fish

Research

Research awards

  • $ 199,995 awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Post-Release Mortality in Recreationally-Caught Shortfin Mako Sharks: Understanding the Effects of Capture, Handling Techniques, and Retained Gear

Research

Research interests

  • Fish biology
  • Comparative physiology of fishes
  • Comparison of the morphological, physiological, and biochemical specializations of high-performance fishes
  • Fish response to angling-induced stress
  • Disruption to homeostasis in fish

Select publications

  • Eddy, C., Pitt, J., Oliveira, K., Morris, J.A., Potts, J. and Bernal, D. (2019).
    The Life History Characteristics of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in Bermuda
    Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • Queiroz, N., et al (2019).
    Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries
    Nature
  • Shadwick, R.E., Bernal, D., Bushnell, P.G. and Steffensen, J.F. (2018).
    Blood pressure in the Greenland Shark as estimated from ventral aortic elasticity
    J. Exp. Biol., 221, 186957.

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