Dr. Anne Todgham is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. An environmental stress physiologist focused on aquatic species, Todgham is interested in understanding the molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that underlie an animal's capacity to cope with environmental change. She is fascinated by the diversity of physiological specializations (or strategies) used by animals to tolerate particular habitats that others would find very challenging. This interest has led her to investigate how an animal's physiology and environment interact to structure organismal stress tolerance. Her current research program has an eye towards global climate change. It addresses the general question of whether contemporary animals have the physiological flexibility necessary to buffer the unprecedented rates of environmental change, looking specifically at their response to changes in multiple environmental variables. Her research focuses mainly on aquatic organisms that are distributed along the California coast and estuaries but extends to Antarctic fishes and aquaculture species.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Animal Science & Zoology from the University of British Columbia.