Dr. Melody Clark - Profile
My research interests involve the development of cross-disciplinary studies into the Environmental Genomics of Antarctic organisms. Molecular analyses of marine organisms’ capacity to cope in stressful environments over timescales from days to years. Stresses include heat, hypoxia, ocean acidification, disturbance and sedimentation. These are being studied in a range of taxa, feeding guilds and developmental stages, with personal research concentrating on their limited heat-shock (stress) response and the application of ‘Omics technologies to Environmental Science. Other research interests include: calcium regulation and shell deposition in marine molluscs.