Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Thomas Preuss, PhD
Peter Moller, PhD
Academic Program Adviser
Diana Reiss, PhD
The commonly prescribed antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) is found in waste water and affects aquatic animals. Here we ask how social hierarchy and startle behavior in an African cichlid fish community is impacted by chronic fluoxetine exposure. Results indicate reduced aggression and startle rates, implying possible ecological consequences.
Shih, Stephanie, "Effects of Fluoxetine on Social and Startle Behavior in the African Cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.
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