Jordan Glass is a PhD student in the Biology program at Arizona State University (ASU). He is an environmental physiology PhD student studying how insects function, interact with, and evolve to deal with environmental stressors. His research focuses on understanding the different physiological mechanisms that allow animals to live in challenging environments, and whether phylogenetically-constrained adaptations are sufficient for them to persist in a changing world. His thesis research focuses on the environmental physiology of honey bee flight, in particular how these important pollinators respond to temperature variation and agrochemicals that have been implicated in pollinator decline.
Glass credits his love of environmental physiology to childhood hikes with his botanist grandpa, attending an Introductory Biology course taught by a passionate, enthusiastic community college professor, and participating in ASU’s Fundamentals of Tropical Biology study abroad program at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Gamboa, Panama as an undergraduate.
Ph.D., Biology, expected May 2023, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Advisor: Jon Harrison
M.Sc., Biological Sciences, May 2018, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211
Advisor: Zachary Stahlschmidt
Thesis title: Should I stay or should I go? Complex environments drive the developmental plasticity of flight capacity and flight-related trade-offs
B.Sc., magna cum laude, Biological Sciences: Animal Physiology and Behavior, May 2016, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287
A.Sc., Biology, May 2014, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ 85202