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  1. MR Siegle, CLK Robinson, J Yakimishyn 2014. The effect of region, body size, and sample size on the weight-length relationships of small-bodied fishes found in eelgrass meadows. Northwest Science 88(2): 140-154
  2. Matthew R. Siegle, Eric B. Taylor, Kristi M. Miller, Ruth E. Withler, K. Lynne Yamanaka 2013. Subtle Population Genetic Structure in Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) Is Consistent with a Major Oceanographic Division in British Columbia, Canada. PLOS ONE 8: e71083
  3. JL Metcalf, MR Siegle, AP Martin 2008. Hybridization Dynamics between Colorado's Native Cutthroat Trout and Introduced Rainbow Trout. Joural of Heredity 99(2) 149-156 [ Link ]


Matthew Siegle

PhD Candidate

Research area: Ecology, Evolution
Supervisors: M. O'Connor, E. Taylor
History: MSc, University of British Columbia, 2011
BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005

I am broadly interested in the processes that underlie population persistence. Most organisms experience environmental conditions that vary across spatial and temporal scales. Physiologically stressful conditions may negatively impact individual fitness due to energy allocation tradeoffs between the cellular stress response and physiological processes devoted to growth and reproduction. For my dissertation, I am investigating how sublethal temperature stress affects individual fitness, and how these effects scale up to negatively impact population growth in the splash pool copepod, Tigriopus californicus. I am utilizing laboratory mesocosm experiments, molecular techniques to establish mechanisms underlying energetic tradeoffs, and matrix population models to look at long-term effects on populations. 

Last updated 30 January 2018