Suzanne C. Mills


I am an evolutionary and behavioural biologist exploring the role played by the stress response in enabling animals to cope with anthropogenic disturbances and furthering our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the evolution of phenotypic flexibility. I use an integrative approach to study behavioural, physiological, and life-history traits responses, mainly in situ to various anthropogenic stressors including temperature-induced bleaching, boat noise and artificial light at night. My current model species are coral reef fish, in particular the endemic Polynesian orangefin anemonefish.