Erika Eliason received her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University, Canada and her M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada studying cardiorespiratory physiology and digestion in fish. Her Ph.D. was conducted in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on local adaptation and temperature tolerance in migrating salmon. Erika was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia and at Carleton University, Canada where she examined phenotypic plasticity, energetics, and anthropogenic stress in various species of fish.
The Eliason Lab studies ecological and evolutionary physiology in fish. We are interested in the behavioral, physiological and biochemical processes that allow fish to thrive in their specific environmental conditions. Our work examines how natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors influence performance traits and species distribution. Our research addresses both basic and applied questions and can help inform conservation policy and manage natural resources.