Physiology and biophysics of gas exchange by aestivating snails
Research team leader: Professor Philip Withers
I am a comparative animal physiologist, with broad interests in animal structure and function, at the School of Biological Sciences at UWA. My research is focused on the environmental physiology of primarily terrestrial vertebrate animals (amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals). I am interested in adaptations related to thermoregulation, water and solute balance and metabolism that enable these animals to survive in hostile environments, particularly arid desert environments.
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