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ZOOL 335: Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology: Home

Course Professor

Scott Kelly, Ph.D.


Dr. Kelly's research interests include proximate and ultimate mechanisms determining the expression of complex traits, with an emphasis on
voluntary locomotion; physiological systems and their phenotypic plasticity in response to long-term training; genetic architecture of voluntary activity, body composition, skeletal architecture, gut microbiota; and the relationship between voluntary activity and human-health related diseases such as cancer and obesity.

Course Description

An evolutionary approach to animal function, comparing the physiological challenges and adaptations that species and groups of species have. Major animal organ systems covered include: neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, renal, and respiratory, along with special topics such as navigation and diving physiology. Key physiological principles, such as the importance of scale in animal function, will be emphasized.

How To Use This Guide

Welcome to the guide for ZOOL 335: Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology! This guide supports the assignment to develop a laboratory experiment by instructing students in techniques of literature review. The research process can be difficult, but librarians are here to provide assistance and answer any questions along the way.