Javiera Benavente: Scaling of metabolism and excretion along a temperature gradient

In this blog post, Dr. Javiera Benavente, who recently graduated with their PhD from the University of Auckland, discusses with their recently accepted paper, “Plasticity and evolution shape the scaling of metabolism and excretion along a geothermal temperature gradient.” About the paper In this paper, we investigated how phenotypic plasticity and contemporary evolutionary adaptation can shape how the size- and temperature-dependence of metabolic and excretion … Continue reading Javiera Benavente: Scaling of metabolism and excretion along a temperature gradient

Tara-Lyn Camilleri: Parental sugar consumption modifies offspring life history and physiology

In this blog post, Tara-Lyn Camilleri, a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University in Australia, discusses her newly published paper, “Maternal and paternal sugar consumption interact to modify offspring life history and physiology”. About the paper Varying the environment of an organism can alter their physiology, which in turn alters their development time, lifespan, the rate they reproduce, the survival rate of their offspring, their body … Continue reading Tara-Lyn Camilleri: Parental sugar consumption modifies offspring life history and physiology

Abby Kimmitt hold a female resident junco at her field site near University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, VA. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Alford.

Abigail Kimmitt – Seasonal sympatry and timing of reproduction in dark-eyed juncos.

Abby Kimmitt hold a female resident junco at her field site near University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, VA. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Alford.
Abby Kimmitt hold a female resident junco at her field site near University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, VA. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Alford.

Dr. Abigail Kimmitt, a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M University, tells us about her paper “Migratory strategy explains differences in timing of female reproductive development in seasonally sympatric songbirds”, as well as her current projects and her journey in becoming an ecologist.

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