Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2010
M.S., Biology, Walla Walla University, 2002
B.S., Zoology, Andrews University, 2000
Principal Research Interests
I am a marine invertebrate physiologist. That means I study the squishy animals in the ocean and explore how they survive. Most of my work examines how organisms handle changing or extreme environments. Presently I am examining hypoxia (low oxygen) and hypercapnia (elevated CO2) tolerance in octopus. I am also studying the metabolism and hypercapnia tolerance of a group of pelagic tunicates called Salps. These projects aim to help elucidate the impact global warming and specifically ocean acidification will have on the marine environment.
Trueblood, L.A., B.A. Seibel (2014): Slow swimming, fast-strikes: Effects of feeding behavior on scaling of anaerobic metabolism in epipelagic squid. In Press The Journal of Experimental Biology.
Trueblood, L. A. and Seibel, B. A. 2013. Critical depth in the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas (Ommastrephidae), living in oxygen minimum zones I. Oxygen consumption rates and critical oxygen partial pressures. Deep-sea Res. II.
Rosa, R., L.A. Trueblood, B.A. Seibel (2009) Ecophysiological influence on scaling of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism of pelagic gonatid squids. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 82(5):419-429
Shulman, D.J., C. Salinas, S. Camarilla-Coop, R. Ramirez-Rojo, A. Nyack, C. Elliger, Z. Lebaric, J. Payne, L. Trueblood, B. Seibel, S. Haddock (2008). Natural egg deposition by the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the Gulf of California and characteristics of paralarvae. The Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 88(4):759-770