Berry Pinshow

Naturalist at heart

I am a physiological ecologist and am interested in energy

and water exchange between animals and the environment and in the physiology of

thermoregulation and osmoregulation in desert animals - especially birds, bats

and rodents. I was trained in zoology at Tel Aviv University and did my Ph.D.

at Duke University and in Antarctica on the energy use of emperor penguins. My

post-doc was in biophysical ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. More

recently, I have been studying Burrow architecture: Namely, how are burrows

"designed", through natural selection on their builders to suit the

builder's physiological needs, thus becoming become part of the organisms

"extended physiology". More at

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