Jordan Glass is a PhD student in the Biology program at Arizona State University (ASU) where he works in the lab of Dr. Jon F. Harrison. 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 completed his Masters at the Univeristy of the Pacific in Stockton, California, studying the interactive effects of nutrition and thermal variability on indices of growth and development, reproduction, and flight musculature in insects. He developed a statistical approach using principle component analysis to demonstrate that thermal variability and better food availability both independently and interactively affected these important life history traits.
After completing his PhD, Glass's goal is to continue in academia and eventually become a professor focused on research and teaching.
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