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Animal comparative physiology

Study animal and bird physiology, how animals function and how function evolves.

Kangaroo, Cleland

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

Dr Todd McWhorter

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Dr Todd McWhorter

Research area: Animal and veterinary bioscience

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Animal Science

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition