Alicia . Perez-Fuentetaja, Ph.D.

Alicia Perez-Fuentetaja, Ph.D.

Professor Science And Math Complex 234
Office: (716) 878-4608

Research Interests

I am an aquatic ecologist interested in food web interactions, particularly in the Great Lakes ecosystem. My research interests include: invasion of exotic species, such as the trophic ecology of the bloody-red shrimp, Hemimysis anomala; invasive fish species and their potential for disrupting trophic cascades; and processes that alter ecosystem stability and resilience. Applied research in my lab includes the study of environmental conditions and food web transfer of type E botulism in the Great Lakes, and effects of food web-mediated endocrine-disrupting chemicals (PCBs, PBDEs and pharmaceuticals) on fish populations and fishing birds.

Courses Taught

BIO 418 – Limnology                                                                                
BIO 429/627- Fisheries Biology
BIO 612- Great Lakes Ecology
BIO 612-02- Trophic Interactions

Recent Publications

Travis, S. C.; Pérez-Fuentetaja, A.; Aga, D. S. 2020. “Legacy Persistent Organic Pollutants in Threatened Migratory Common Terns Nesting in the Great Lakes”. Environmental International 144: 106065.

Lang, J.V., R.J. Snyder, M.D. Clapsadl, P. Michalak, L. Kang, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja.  2019. Morphometric differentiation and gene flow in emerald shiners (Notropis atherinoides) from the lower Great Lakes and the Niagara River. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45:324-332.

Smith, S.D.P., D.B. Bunnell, G.A. Burton Jr., J.J.H. Ciborowski, A.D. Davidson, C.E. Dickinson, L.A. Eaton, P.C. Esselman, M.A. Evans, D.R. Kashian, N.F. Manning, P.B. McIntyre, T.F. Nalepa, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, A.D. Steinman, D.G. Uzarski, J.D. Allan.  2019. Evidence for interactions among environmental stressors in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Ecological Indicators 101:203-211.

Bridoux, M.C., M. Sobiechowska, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, K.T. Alben.  2017.  LC-PDA/APCIitMS identification of algal carotenoid and oxyterol precursors to fatty acid esters in hydrolyzed extracts of the freshwater mussel Dreissena bugensis. Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409: 6745-6760.

Bridoux, M.C., M. Sobiechowska, R.G. Briggs, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, K.T. Alben.  2017.  Separation and identification of fatty acid esters of algal carotenoid metabolites in the freshwater mussel Dreissena bugensis, by liquid chromatography with UV/visible wavelength and mass spectrometric detectors in series. Journal of Chromatography A, 1513: 93-106.

Arnnok, P., R.R. Singh*, R. Burakham*, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, D.S. Aga.  2017.  Selective uptake and bioaccumulation of antidepressants in fish from effluent-impacted Niagara River. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 10652-10662.  (Broad National and International Coverage of this Article in the News)

Allen, I.W., S.K. Delavan, A.R. Hannes, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja. 2017. Potential barriers to upstream fish passage caused by anthropogenic river modifications: A computer modeling study of emerald shiners (Notropis atherinoides) in the upper Niagara River. Ecological Engineering 103: 76-85.

Delavan S.K., S. Sood, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, A.R. Hannes. 2017. Anthropogenic turbulence and velocity barriers for upstream swimming fish: A field study on emerald shiners (Notropis atherinoides) in the Upper Niagara River. Ecological Engineering 101: 91-106.

Pérez-Fuentetaja, F. Goodberry. 2016Daphnia’s challenge: survival and reproduction when calcium and food are limiting. J. Plankton Research 38: 1379-1388. Journal’s Featured Article.