KERRI LYNN ACKERLY

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
klackerly@utexas.com

Kerri Lynn Ackerly is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Andrew Esbaugh’s lab at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute. Her research is focused on the synergistic effects of temperature, hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen), and oil on the aerobic performance of economically important fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Ackerly studies aerobic performance at the organismal level by looking at performance metrics such as maximum and standard metabolic rates and hypoxia tolerance. In addition, she is interested in determining the mechanistic underpinnings that drive the impacts of oil, temperature, and hypoxia on these performance metrics. She earned her BSc (2011) and MSc (2013) from Adelphi University and her PhD from McGill University (2017).