James J Roberts

Biography

James has broad research expertise and investigates the ecological consequences of environmental stressors like climate change and eutrohpication for aquatic systems and specifically fish populations. Currently, he is investigating the potential effects climate change may have on the persistance of Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticus) in stream and lake habitats throughout the Upper Colorado River basin. He has also conducted research in the Laurentian Great Lakes examining the ecological consequences of seasonal hypolimnetic hypoxia, dead zones, in Lake Erie. Specifically, he investigated the effects (behavioral, physiological,and inter-specific) of hypoxia on the benthic fish assemblage of Lake Erie, while focusing on yellow perch.