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Archives for August, 2010

Based on information presented at the Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World conference, August 4-7, 2010 in Westminster, Colorado. Jessica Hellmann and her research team at Notre Dame have conducted a series of studies in which manipulating the temperature of the butterfly larvae’s environment revealed how the two species might…

Based on information presented at the Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World conference, August 4-7, 2010 in Westminster, Colorado “In trying to predict how species will respond to climate change caused by global warming, researchers and scientists are turning to comparative physiology, a sub-discipline of physiology that studies how different…

The Debt We Owe to Per Scholander

Last full day of the conference. This morning I will take in Global Change and the Emerging Threat of Dead Zones: Can Individuals, Populations, Species and Communities Respond to Increasing Hypoxic Oceans? (Altieri). Also interested in The Physiology of Trace Metal Homeostasis and Toxicity (Grosell). Oral abstracts begin after lunch and poster sessions start late…

This is a nice area and I have taken the liberty of ducking out on one or two sessions to do some of my own comparative physiology sleuthing. Like most comparative physiologists, some of my best work is done outside the lab. I think I could live here. This suburban Denver city is the eighth…

Greetings from Westminster, CO, site of the 2010 APS Intersociety Meeting: Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World http://the-aps.org/meetings/aps/comparative/index.htm. The meeting is an intersociety meeting, hosted by the American Physiological Society (APS), and co-sponsored by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) and the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB). Looked…

I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

I dread packing and flying, but on the planner for August is the 2010 APS Intersociety Meeting: Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World http://the-aps.org/meetings/aps/comparative/index.htm. A must-do meeting for me. The theme of the meeting is how comparative and evolutionary animal physiologists can contribute to understanding the consequences of global change…

Okay, so I am searching the internet looking for information on the reproductive physiology of chickens…and I come across this crazy story of how some chickens are half male and half female. Sounds like an advertisement for a new science fiction movie, doesn’t it? After doing some research on the issue (i.e. Googling it), it…

This is my first blog, so bear with me. I asked a friend of mine how I should begin it, and he said, “tell them why they should care about what you will write about.” Fair enough. I teach at a major university in the west. My area of specialty is the comparative physiology of…