Lisa KomoroskeLisa Komoroske

Assistant Professor, Environmental Conservation


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Dr. Komoroske’s research is driven by a fundamental curiosity in how animals are shaped by natural and anthropogenically altered environments, coupled with the desire to apply this knowledge to mitigate human impacts and inform effective conservation management. She conducts integrative studies in wildlife genomics, physiology and ecology to understand animal performance, distributions, connectivity and adaptation. Much of her research focuses on species of
conservation concern and economic value in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and generally falls under one or multiple of three broad research topics: 1) Global Change, 2) Conservation Management, 3) Ecological Adaptation.


NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Ph.D. University of California, Davis
M.S. San Diego University
B.S. Tulane University


Komoroske LM, MP Jensen, KR Stewart, BM Shamblin, and PH Dutton. 2017. Advances in the application of genetics in marine turtle biology and conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, Marine Conservation & Sustainability 4:156.

Komoroske LM, KM Jeffries, RE Connon, J Dexter, M Hasenbein, C Verhille, and NA Fangue. 2016. Sublethal costs of salinity stress contribute to habitat limitation in an endangered estuarine fish. Evolutionary Applications 9 (8): 963-981.

Jeffries KM, RE Connon, BE Davis, LM Komoroske, MT Britton, T Sommer, AE Todgham and NA Fangue. 2016. The effects of high temperatures on threatened estuarine fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1705-1716.

Brown LR, LM Komoroske, RW Wagner, T Morgan-King, JT May, RE Connon, and NA Fangue. 2016. Coupled downscaled climate models and ecophysiological metrics forecast habitat compression for an endangered estuarine fish. PloSOne 11(1): e0146724.

Komoroske LM and RL Lewison. 2015. Addressing fisheries bycatch in a changing world. Frontiers in Marine Science, Global Change and the Future Ocean 2 (83): 1-11.

Komoroske LM, RE Connon, KM Jeffries, and NA Fangue. 2015. Linking transcriptional responses to organismal tolerance reveals mechanisms of thermal sensitivity in a mesothermal endangered fish. Molecular Ecology 24 (19): 4960–4981.

Jeffries KM, LM Komoroske, J Truong, I Werner, S Hasenbein, M Hasenbein, NA Fangue, and RE Connon. 2015. The transcriptome-wide effects of exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on the critically endangered delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus). Endangered Species Research 28: 43-60.

Komoroske LM, SO Hameed, AI Szoboszlai, AJ Newsom, and SL Williams. 2015. A Scientist’s Guide to Achieve ‘Broader Impacts’ through K-12 STEM Collaboration. BioScience 65 (3): 313-322.

Komoroske LM, RE Connon, J Lindberg, BS Cheng, G Castillo, M Hasenbein and NA Fangue. 2014. Ontogeny influences sensitivity to climate change stressors in an endangered fish. Conservation Physiology 2: cou008-cou008.

Komoroske LM, RL Lewison, JA Seminoff, DH Deustchman and DD Deheyn. 2012. Trace metals in an urbanized estuarine sea turtle food web. Science of the Total Environment 417-418: 108-116.

Komoroske LM, RL Lewison, DD Deheyn, JA Seminoff, and PH Dutton. 2011. Pollutants and the health of sea turtles resident to an urbanized estuary. Chemosphere 84: 544-552.