The Sheriff Lab
An Integration of Physiology and Ecology
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Our research addresses one of the fundamental questions in biology: what limits and regulates animals in their natural world? Our approach is to bridge physiology, behavior, and ecology to understand how animals interact with the world around them. As such, we are broadly interested in the underlying physiological mechanisms by which ecological interactions (predation, competition, climate, etc…) alter behavior and cause changes in reproduction, survival, and ultimately population demography and community structure.
Lab News and Highlights
Welcome to Eleanor DiNuzzo and congrats on the NSF GRFP!
2020 (pdf link)
Sheriff MJ, Peacor SC, Hawlena D, Thaker M (2020) Non-consumptive predator effects on prey pouplation size: a dearth of evidence. Journal of Animal Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13213.
Mohlman JL, Navara KJ, Sheriff MJ, Terhune TM, Martin JA (2020) Validation of a noninvasive technique to quantify stress in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Conservation Physiology 8: coaao26.
Gigliotti LC, Berg ND, Boonstra R, Cleveland SM, Diefenbach DR, Gese EM, Ivan JS, Kielland K, Krebs CJ, Kumar AV, Mills LS, Pauli JN, Underwood HB, Wilson EC, Sheriff MJ (2020) Latitudinal variation in snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) body mass: a test of Bergmann’s rule. Canadian Journal of Zoology 98: 88-95.
Hunninck L*, May R, Jackson CR, Palme R, Roskaft E, Sheriff MJ (2020) Consequences of climate-induced vegetation changes exceed those of human disturbance for wild impala in the Serengeti ecosystem. Conservation Physiology 8: coz117.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAB THAT WILL NOT STAND FOR THE PREJUDICE AND MISTREATMENT OF ANY HUMAN