Brent Ybarrondo, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
- B.S. San Diego State University
- M.S. Boise State University
- Ph.D. University of Vermont
- General Biology
- Comparative Animal Physiology
- Physiological Zoology
- Invertebrate Zoology
- Secondary Science Education
I am generally interested in physiological mechanisms and the evolution of physiological adaptations, particularly with respect to those associated with stressful environments. A goal of my research is to formulate questions and employ techniques that will enable me to address problems at both proximate and ultimate levels.
My current research involves comparative studies of the respiratory physiology, thermal preference, and thermoregulation of both beetles (Coleoptera) and dragonflies (Odonata).
- Ybarrondo, B. and Heinrich, B. 1996. Thermoregulation and Response to Competition in the African Dung Ball-Rolling Beetle Kheper nigroaeneus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Physiol. Zool. 69(1):35-48.
- Ybarrondo, B. 1995. Thermal Preference and Habitat Selection in Two Species of Water Scavenger Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Physiol. Zool. 68(5): 749-771.