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Richard E Connon- BS, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Room 3205
Vet Med 3B, 1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive, Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 3141
reconnon@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

My main interest is in the mechanisms behind organisms' tolerance and adaptations to changing environments and I utilize genomic approaches to understand their sensitivity.

Specialty Focus

Toxicogenomics

Education

1998 BS (Hons) Applied Environmental Science, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
2003 PhD Ecotoxicology, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Honors and Awards

2009 "Best Publication Award" by SETAC, to first author for best paper in ecotoxicology in 2008
2009 "Best Publication Award" by SETAC, to first author for best paper in ecotoxicology in 2008

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Drought-related high water temperature impacts the health of California salmonids through disease, enhancing predation risks, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Co-Investigator, Linking biological scales across generations: An estuarine and marine model for measuring the ecological impact of endocrine disrupting compounds, Susanne Brander (UNCW) (Principal Investigator), US EPA STAR

Principal Investigator, Genetic Signatures of Drought and Disease, (Principal Investigator), US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Collaborator, Integrated chemical and genomic assessment of contaminant effects on invertebrate fish prey in Cache Slough, Donald Weston (UC Berkeley) & Thomas Young (UC Davis) (Principal Investigator), State and Federal Contractors Water Agency

Principal Investigator, Effect of herbicides and insecticides of concern in the Bay-Delta on primary and secondary production, (Principal Investigator), State and Federal Contractors Water Agency

Principal Investigator, Water quality, contaminants, and nutrient assessments in California waterways, I-III, (Principal Investigator), State and Federal Contractors Water Agency

Principal Investigator, Integration of transcriptomics with physiological performance measurements for the conservation of a declining fish species of the San Francisco Bay Delta, (Principal Investigator), Signature Research in Genomics (SRG) Program Award

Co-Investigator, The physiological effects of elevated water temperature on three species of fish in the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Rivers Delta system: Using ecological genomics to understand the potential impacts of climate change, Dr. Ken Jeffries (Principal Investigator), California SeaGrant

Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of temperature- and nutritional-dependent physiological processes in larval green and white sturgeon for use in current and future habitat management of rearing grounds, Nann Fangue (Principal Investigator), Delta Stewardship Council

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Richard E Connon: Risikobewertung von Pestizidmischungen - von standardisierten Einzelartentests zu Modell-Ökosystemen (Risk assessment of pesticide mixtures - from standardized single species tests to model ecosystems) 2016 Hasenbein S, Lawler SP, Geist J, Connon RE Risikobewertung von Pestizidmischungen - von standardisierten Einzelartentests zu Modell-Ökosystemen (Risk assessment of pesticide mixtures - from standardized single species tests to model ecosystems) Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox,
  • Richard E Connon: Transcriptomic changes correspond with altered egg protein production and reduced fecundity in an estuarine model fish species exposed to bifenthrin 2016 Brander SM, Cole BJ, Jeffries KM, DeCourten BM, White JW, Fangue NA, Connon RE Transcriptomic changes correspond with altered egg protein production and reduced fecundity in an estuarine model fish species exposed to bifenthrin Aquatic Toxicology,
  • Richard E Connon: Assessments at Multiple Levels of Biological Organization
allow for an Integrative Determination of Physiological
Tolerances to Turbidity in an Endangered Fish Species 2016 Hasenbein M, Fangue NA, Geist J, Connon RE Assessments at Multiple Levels of Biological Organization allow for an Integrative Determination of Physiological Tolerances to Turbidity in an Endangered Fish Species Conservation Physiology [DOI:10.1093/conphys/cow004],
  • Richard E Connon: Physiological stress biomarkers reveal stocking density effects in late larval delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) 2016 Hasenbein M, Fangue NA, Geist J, Komoroske LA, Connon RE Physiological stress biomarkers reveal stocking density effects in late larval delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) Journal of Aquaculture,
  • Richard E Connon: A long-term assessment of pesticide mixture effects on aquatic invertebrate communities 2016 Hasenbein S, Lawler SP, Geist J, Connon RE A long-term assessment of pesticide mixture effects on aquatic invertebrate communities Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
  • Richard E Connon: Making climate change projections on management relevant scales: Coupling local-scale models with physiological tolerance forecasts severe habitat contraction for an endangered fish 2016 Brown LR, Komoroske LM, Wagner RW, Morgan-King T, Connon RE, May JT, Fangue NA Making climate change projections on management relevant scales: Coupling local-scale models with physiological tolerance forecasts severe habitat contraction for an endangered fish PLoS ONE; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146724,
  • Richard E Connon: Real world application of 'omics endpoints. In response: Integration of 'omics to larger-scale watershed assessments: A mixed government/academic perspective 2015 Biales AD, Fritsch EB, Connon RE [co-first authors] Real world application of 'omics endpoints. In response: Integration of 'omics to larger-scale watershed assessments: A mixed government/academic perspective Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
  • Richard E Connon: Chronic exposures to low and high concentrations of Ibuprofen elicit different gene response patterns in a Euryhaline fish 2015 Jeffries KM, Brander SM, Britton MT, Fangue NA, Connon RE Chronic exposures to low and high concentrations of Ibuprofen elicit different gene response patterns in a Euryhaline fish Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Special edition: Marie Curie IRSES [invited article],
  • Richard E Connon: The transcriptome-wide effects of exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on the critically endangered delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) 2015 Jeffries KM, Komoroske LM, Truong J, Werner I, Hasenbein M, Hasenbein S, Fangue NA, Connon RE The transcriptome-wide effects of exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on the critically endangered delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) Endangered Species Research,
  • Richard E Connon: Linking transcriptional responses to organismal tolerance
reveals mechanisms of thermal sensitivity in a mesothermal
endangered fish 2015 Komoroske LM, Connon RE, Jeffries KM, Fangue NA Linking transcriptional responses to organismal tolerance reveals mechanisms of thermal sensitivity in a mesothermal endangered fish Molecular Ecology,

External Links

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Connon Lab