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Priya Shukla

PhD Student in Ecology, University of California-Davis
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN
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About Priya

Shukla's research focuses on the effects of climate change on the coastal ocean, including coastal habitats and marine aquaculture. Overarching themes in Shukla's writings include ecological and societal impacts of climate change.

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Regulator contribution to by Priya Shukla to Forbes.
Opinion: "Corals Produce Molecules to Attract Microbes that Keep Them Healthy," Priya Shukla, Forbes, November 8, 2018.
Opinion: "The Oceans Are Warming even Faster than We Previously Thought," Priya Shukla, Forbes, November 5, 2018.
Opinion: "An Extinct Volcano is Now a Nursery for over 1,000 Octopuses," Priya Shukla, Forbes, November 2, 2018.


"Rhodoliths Holobionts in a Changing Ocean: Host-Microbes Interactions Mediate Coralline Algae Resilience under Ocean Acidifcation" (with Giselle S. Cavalcanti, Megan Morris, Bárbara Ribeiro, Mariah Foley, Michael P. Doane, Cristiane C. Thompson, Matthew S. Edwards, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, and Fabiano L. Thompson). BMC Genomics 19 (2018).

Exposes live rhodoliths to near-future ocean acidification conditions to investigate responses in their photosynthetic capacity, calcium carbonate production, and associated microbiome using carbon uptake, decalcification assays, and whole genome shotgun sequencing metagenomic analysis, respectively.

"Elevated pCO2 is Less Detrimental than Increased Temperature to Early Development of the Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae, Laminarialed)" (with Matthew S. Edwards). Phycologia 56, no. 6 (2017): 638-648.

Studies how increasing temperatures and rising carbon dioxide levels influenced the growth of the Giant Kelp, which dominates in coastal California habitats. Shows that warming is more detrimental than high carbon dioxide concentrations to the early development of this globally important seaweed.