Noah Bressman

Noah Bressman

Santa Cruz, CA

Chapman University

Postdoctoral Fellow


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Published on Apr 09, 2020

PhD Defense

Hey Everyone!On Tuesday, April 14th at 9:30 am EST, I will be defending my PhD dissertation on the behaviors, terrestrial locomotion, and orientation of amphibious fishes, which includes the resear...

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Published on Mar 27, 2020

Submitted for Publication

Hey Everyone,Thanks for being patient with me and I hope you are staying safe! I wanted to let you know that I have submitted this research for publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology! O...

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Published on Oct 19, 2019

Exciting Updates

Hey Everyone,I have a bunch of updates! I presented the results of the project this summer at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Snowbird, Utah, where it was received with gr...

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Published on Apr 24, 2019

Analysis complete! Manuscript/Poster writing starts now!

Hi Everyone,I am excited to say that my analysis of the data is complete! Overall, I have evidence that these fish use chemoreception (i.e., taste, smell) to find their way around on land. However,...

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Published on Feb 05, 2019

Successful data collection!

Hi Everyone,I am now back from Florida after successful experiments and data collection! I have plenty of promising data on walking catfish terrestrial orientation, and it seems like some of my hyp...

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Published on Jan 11, 2019

Experiments started

Hi Everyone,My UF collaborators already collected about 100 catfish for me, so I’ve already started experiments! Once I finish the control group today, I should be able to figure out which senses t...

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Published on Jan 02, 2019

Ready for experiments!

Hi Everyone,My car is packed up with all of my research equipment and I am beginning my trip down to Florida to start experiments next week! Additionally, I’ve interviewed over 120 people who ave p...

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Published on Nov 13, 2018

Background Info Interviews

Hi Everyone,Thanks again for helping us reach our funding goal! I just wanted to let you all know that I have already started gathering background information on walking catfishes from interviews o...

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Published on Oct 24, 2018

Funding Goal Achieved!!!

We have reached our funding goal of $1000!!! Thank you everyone for your donations and support! I shall start ordering and preparing the research equipment next week to get ready for my upcoming fi...

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Because fish are generally ectotherms (cold-blooded), they have a much lower metabolic rate - about 10 times lower than mammals of similar size. This means that They have a lower oxygen demand. While we may suffocate after 5 minutes underwater, it may take them 50 minutes to suffocate out of water. Plus, through their gills and skin, they can get some oxygen, though not enough to keep them alive long term, at least for most fish.
Sep 27, 2020
How do amphibious fishes find their way around on land?
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Thanks! I have some cool work on invasive snakehead terrestrial locomotion and emersion coming out soon, which I hope will help with metapopulation modeling and population dynamics! Once I finalize my conclusions from that work, I should be able to better inform this project!
Oct 24, 2018
How do amphibious fishes find their way around on land?
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Thanks! I feel personally motivated in this field because of the exciting observations I made several years ago of the fish on the floor of the lab!
Oct 24, 2018
How do amphibious fishes find their way around on land?
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