Campus Address: Science And Math Complex 234
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 (PCB and PBDE) on fish populations.
BIO 429/627- Fisheries Biology
BIO 612- Great Lakes Ecology
BIO 612-02- Trophic Interactions
I have currently one large project funded by two organizations that include multiple investigators and eleven graduate students in two campuses.
Niagara Greenway Ecological Fund. 2014-2016. $766,488. “Emerald shiner habitat conservation and restoration study in the upper Niagara River: importance for sport fish, common terns and public education”. PIs: A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, M. Clapsadl, R. Snyder (SUNY-Buffalo State).
Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan. US Army Corps of Engineers. 2014-2016. $1,331,247. “Emerald shiner habitat conservation and restoration study in the upper Niagara River: importance for sport fish, common terns and public education”. PIs: A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, M. Clapsadl, R. Snyder (SUNY-Buffalo State).
Follow us at: http://emeraldshiner.buffalostate.edu/
Pérez-Fuentetaja, A., Mackintosh, SA, Zimmerman, LR, Clapsadl, MD, Alaee, M., Aga, DS. 2015. Trophic transfer of flame retardants (PBDEs) in the food web of Lake Erie. Canadian J. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0088. Early availability online at: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0088#.Ve8ZQ1VViko
Pérez-Fuentetaja, A. and J. Wuerstle. 2014. Prey size selection and feeding ecology of an omnivorous invader: Hemimysis anomala. J. Great Lakes Research 40(2): 257–264.
Pérez-Fuentetaja, A., M. D. Clapsadl, and W. T. Lee. 2013. Comparative role of dreissenids and other benthic invertebrates as links for type-E botulism transmission in the Great Lakes. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser [eds] Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press: Boca Raton.
Mackintosh, S. A., Perez-Fuentetaja, A., Zimmerman, L.R., Pacepavicius, G., Clapsadl, M., Alaee, M., Aga, D.S. 2012. Levels and bioaccumulation of halogenated flame retardants in the Lake Erie aquatic food web. Organohalogen Compounds 74:528-531.
Mackintosh, S.A., A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, L.R. Zimmerman, G. Pacepavicius, M. Clapsadl, , M. Alaee, D. S. Aga. 2012. Analytical Performance of a Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer Compared to a High Resolution Mass Spectrometer for the Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Fish. Analytica Chimica Acta 747:67-75.
Pérez-Fuentetaja, A., M. Clapsadl, R.G. Getchell. P.R. Bowser and W.T Lee. 2011. Clostridium botulinum Type E in Lake Erie: Inter-Annual Differences and Role of Benthic invertebrates. J. Great Lakes Research 37(2):238-244.
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