My research interests are broadly based in the areas of
ecological physiology, the evolution of physiological adaptation in
animals (particularly vertebrates), and ornithology.
Within these broad areas, my specific research foci include patterns and
mechanisms of seasonal
phenotypic flexibility and adaptation to
cold in birds, freezing tolerance and overwintering strategies in amphibians,
and woodland and wetland habitat use by migrating and breeding birds in the
Northern Prairie region. Research in my laboratory is integrative in nature,
and includes ecological (field-oriented), organismal, organ/tissue, biochemical and molecular
approaches to gaining
answers to questions within these research foci.
David L. Swanson,
Oregon State University, 1990
B.S. (Biology) George Fox University, 1983
Current Graduate Students
Phone: (605) 677-6175
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