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Water-borne corticosterone levels in cricket frogs (Acris crepitans)
Modeling optimal stress levels and fitness
I am collaborating with Lynne Beaty and Barney Luttbeg at Oklahoma State University to develop a model to predict optimal stress levels under a variety of scenarios. We also plan to model the interaction between stress and fitness by incorporating costs and pathologies associated with prolonged stress at high levels (i.e., "wear and tear").