Lisa Crummett, PhD
I am an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in understanding the ecological and evolutionary factors that shape the distribution of species over time and space. I am particularly interested in the marine realm. I am an enthusiastic lecturer with a diverse teaching background.
- PhD in Zoology, University of Florida
- MS in Biology, California State University, Fullerton
- BS in Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton
- Liberal Arts Biology (BIO 190)
- Human Body in a Modern World (BIO 120)
- Genetics and Evolution (BIO 130)
- Animal Diversity (BIO 135)
- Foundations of Biology 1: DNA to Organisms (BIO 140)
- Foundations of Biology 2: Organisms to Ecosystems (BIO 141)
- Various Learning Clusters exploring topics associated with human health, particularly metabolic disease, and coastal marine conservation.
I am interested in coastal marine environments and I have studied mollusks, cyanobacteria, and marine bacteriophage. My current interests include: how might ocean acidification affect marine microbial diversity and abundance, how might infection by bacteriophage affect marine cyanobacterial metabolism, and how do marine bacteriophage life history traits vary across time and space? On a very different topic, I have interests in the association between the industrial diet and type 2 diabetes risk. How is information about that association being disseminated to the public and how are the food and beverage industries actively distorting that information?
- Crummett LT. (2020) Acidification decreases microbial community diversity in the Salish Sea. Plos one 15(10), e0241183
- Anderson, G. (2020). CHAPTER 10 INDUSTRY’S ROLE IN THE METABOLIC DISEASE PANDEMIC LISA CRUMMETT. The Shapes of Epidemics and Global Disease, 263.
- Crummett LT, Puxty, RJ, Weihe C, Marston MF, Martiny, JBH. The genomic content and context of auxiliary metabolic genes in marine cyanomyoviruses. 2016. Virology 499: 219-229.
- Crummett LT, Sears BF, LaFon DC, Wayne ML. 2013. Parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum occupy habitats with fewer environmental stressors than their sexual counterparts. Freshwater Biology 58(4): 655-663.
- Crummett LT and Wayne ML 2009. Comparing fecundity in sexual versus parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum: Is there a twofold cost of sex? Invertebrate Biology 128 (1): 1-8.
- Crummett LT and Eernisse DJ. 2007. Genetic evidence for the cryptic species pair Lottia digitalis and Lottia austrodigitalis and microhabitat partitioning in sympatry. Marine Biology 152 (1): 1-13.
- Science and Mathematics Area Coordinator, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019