Animal comparative physiology
Study animal and bird physiology, how animals function and how function evolves.
Dr Todd McWhorter is a comparative / ecological / evolutionary physiologist. Over the past decade, his research has focused primarily on the mechanisms of digestion and nutrient absorption, modelling digestive capacity, nutritional ecology, kidney function, and salt and water balance.
More recently, his research program is expanding into the emerging area of conservation physiology and medicine - applying the concepts and methodologies of these fields to pressing problems in conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in general.
If you have an interest in any of the following areas, please contact Todd to discuss potential project ideas:
- Comparative physiology - gastrointestinal and renal, nutrition, heat tolerance/stress
- Physiological ecology
- Conservation physiology
- Physiology of heat stress in birds