Biology is a BIG field. Within this, professional biologists all have some specific interests. In these areas, we may have enough expertise/experience to conduct research. The following table lists those topics for me (with a brief explanation). For most of my research, I have used mammals as study organism. Specifically, the mammals that I have studied, in one way or another, include shrews, elephants, bears, giraffes, echidna ("spiny anteaters" from Australia), ground squirrels, cotton rats, and several other rodent species.
|Physiological Ecology||physiological adaptations of animals to their abiotic and biotic (inter-specific and intraspecific) environment|
|Metabolism & Energetics||factors that affect metabolic rates of animals (mostly mammals), the magnatute of these affects, and the consequences that go with them|
|Thermoregulation & Hibernation||the physiological control of body temperature, and the changes in this physiology when an animal is hibernating|
|Thyroid Physiology||how the function of the thyroid gland and its hormones is involved in changing the metabolic status of an animal|
|Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides||the effects of pesticides on thyroid function and metabolic rates, and on reproduction, in accidentally-exposed wildlife|
|Reproductive Physiology||reproductive hormones and their changes in female cycles and pregnancy in exotic animals|