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Green striped burrowing frog (photo K. Young)  Rheodytes leukops  Cane Toad (photo C. Franklin)
Ecophysiological investigations are the core of our lab's research activities. We examine how physiological systems and processes of animals respond to changing environmental factors, such as temperature, salinity, and aquatic oxygen levels and acidity. We are particularly fascinated by how animals cope with extreme environmental factors (e.g. aridity, hypoxia/anoxia) or changing conditions and ask questions about the flexibility and plasticity of physiological systems.
 Research projects include:
• Thermal physiology of burrowing frogs
• Thermal physiology of polar fish
• Physiological thermoregulation in reptiles