Developmental Biology

Endocrine Disruption in the Bay-Delta

The effects of endocrine disruptors on the reproductive biology of resident fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been studied at BML. Endocrine disruption in the inland silverside (Menidia spp.) has been the focus for a number or years since populations of native fish are so low and several are listed as endangered, Menidia is an ideal indicator species as they have a limited home range, are found across broad salinity gradients, and are reproductive for about 4-6 months.

Contaminants in Marine/Estuarine Environments

The BML Toxicology Laboratory (G.N. Cherr, Principle Investigator) has focused extensively on Pacific herring in San Francisco Bay in that they are key to the San Francisco Bay ecosystem and represent the last commercial fishery inside of the Bay. The BML Toxicology Group was the first to demonstrate that creosote-treated pier pilings (and the soluble polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; PAHs) present a danger to herring embryos when eggs are spawned directly on the piling surfaces.

Sara Boles, MS, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • Aquaculture Cooperative Extension Lab
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
Bodega Marine Laboratory
Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923

Jim Clegg, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
Bodega Bay
University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923

Ernie Chang, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
Bodega Bay
University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923

Anne Todgham, Ph.D.

  • CMSI Associate Director of Academic Programs
  • Associate Professor
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
UC Davis Main Campus
Department of Animal Science, 2205 Meyer Hall, Davis CA 95616