Yuzo Yanagitsuru

Yuzo Yanagitsuru
PhD Candidate
Animal Biology Graduate Group
email: yyanagitsuru@ucdavis.edu


M.S. Zoology, University of Florida

B.S. Ecology/ B.S. Earth Science, UC San Diego

Research Interests:

Broadly, I am interested in the diversity and physiology of fishes. In the Fangue laboratory I am studying how environmental stress affect the development and physiology of the early life stages of several California native fish species.


Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Main, M.A., Lewis, L.S., Hobbs, J.A., Hung, T.C., Connon, R.E. and Fangue, N.A., 2021. Effects of temperature on hatching and growth performance of embryos and yolk-sac larvae of a threatened estuarine fish: Longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys). Aquaculture, 537, p.736502.

Agha, M., Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Fangue, N.A., Nowakowski, A.J., Kojima, L.V., Cech Jr, J.J., Riley, M.K., Freeman, J., Cocherell, D.E. and Todd, B.D., 2019. Physiological consequences of rising water salinity for a declining freshwater turtle. Conservation physiology, 7(1), p.coz054.

Romney, A.L., Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Mundy, P.C., Fangue, N.A., Hung, T.C., Brander, S.M. and Connon, R.E., 2019. Developmental staging and salinity tolerance in embryos of the delta smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus. Aquaculture, 511, p.634191.

Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Hewitt, C.R., Phuong-Linh, P., Rodgers, E.M., Wang, T., Bayley, M., Phuong, N.T. and Brauner, C.J., 2019. Effect of water pH and calcium on ion balance in five fish species of the Mekong Delta. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 232, pp.34-39.

Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Akanyeti, O. and Liao, J.C., 2018. Head width influences flow sensing by the lateral line canal system in fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(21).

Akanyeti, O., Putney, J., Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Lauder, G.V., Stewart, W.J. and Liao, J.C., 2017. Accelerating fishes increase propulsive efficiency by modulating vortex ring geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(52), pp.13828-13833.

Akanyeti, O., Thornycroft, P.J., Lauder, G.V., Yanagitsuru, Y.R., Peterson, A.N. and Liao, J.C., 2016. Fish optimize sensing and respiration during undulatory swimming. Nature communications, 7(1), pp.1-8.

Jew, C.J., Wegner, N.C., Yanagitsuru, Y., Tresguerres, M. and Graham, J.B., 2013. Atmospheric oxygen levels affect mudskipper terrestrial performance: implications for early tetrapods.