Ecologist, Post Doctoral
Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch
B.S., Arizona State University, Tempe: Biology, 1997
M.S., Arizona State University, Tempe: Biology (physiological ecology), 2000
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle: Biology (evolutionary ecology), 2007
2007-2009 Environmental Protection Agency Post-Doctoral Student Services Contractor, Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, Newport OR
2007 Instructor for University of Washington Exploration Seminar, Seattle WA.
Research Interests and Skills:
- Benthic ecology and diversity
- Development of ecological indicators based on biological assemblages
- Physiology and evolution of organisms living along environmental gradients
- 2004-07: Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellowship (STAR)
- 2005: Best Student Paper/Poster Award for DCPB, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Diego, CA
- 2001-03: NSF PRIME (Partnership for Research in Inquiry-based Math, Science and Engineering Education) Fellowship
- 2000-03: University of Washington ARCS Fellowship
- 2002: University of Washington Royalty Research Fund Grant (co-PI’s: Raymond B. Huey and Michael Dillon)
- 2002: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology GIAR Grant
- 1998: Outstanding Service Award for A.S.U. Undergraduate Newsletter, Biology Department, Arizona State University
- 1992: National Merit Scholar
Lee II, H., Reusser, D.A., Frazier, M., and Ruiz, G. 2010. Density
Matters: Review of Approaches to Setting Organism-Based Ballast Water
Discharge Standards. U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, National
Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology
Angilletta, M.J. Jr., R.B. Huey, M.R. Frazier. 2009. Thermodynamic effects on organismal performance: Is hotter better? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83: 197-206.
Frazier, M.R., J.F. Harrison, S.D. Kirkton, S.P. Roberts. 2008. Cold rearing improves cold-flight performance in Drosophila via changes in wing morphology. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2116-2122.
Frazier, M.R., R.B. Huey, and D. Berrigan. 2006. Thermodynamics constrains the evolution of insect population growth rates: “Warmer is better”. American Naturalist 168: 512-520.
Dillon, M.E. and M.R. Frazier. 2006. Insect locomotion in cold thin air. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 364-371.
Dillon, M.E., M.R. Frazier, and R. Dudley. 2006. Alpine insects: Physiology and evolution in thin air. Comparative and Integrative Biology 46: 49-61.
Harrison, J.F., M.R. Frazier, J.R. Henry, A. Kaiser, C.J. Kock and B. Rascon. 2006. Responses of terrestrial insects to hypoxia or hyperoxia. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 154: 4-17.
Huey, R.B., M. Carlson, L. Crozier, M. Frazier, H. Hamilton, C. Harley, A. Hoang, J.G.
Kingsolver. 2002. Plants versus Animals: Do they deal with stress in different ways. Comparative and Integrative Biology 42: 415-423
Frazier, M.F., H.A. Woods, and J.F. Harrison. 2001. Interactive effects of rearing temperature and oxygen on the development of Drosophila melanogaster. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74: 641-650.
Frazier, M.F., J.F. Harrison, and S.T. Behmer. 2000. Effects of diet on titratable acid-base excretion in grasshoppers. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73: 66-76