Heather Liwanag, Ph.D.
B.S. Biology, University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Comparative Physiology
- Thermal Biology
- Physiological Ecology
- Evolutionary Physiology
- Animal Behavior
- Biology of vertebrate animals, especially reptiles and marine mammals
- Functional morphology
- Environmental physiology
I am interested in the physiological adaptations of animals to their environment, and the evolutionary processes involved in those adaptations. Much of my research has focused on thermoregulation - the regulation of body temperature - in both endotherms and ectotherms.