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Jerry F. Husak


Biology
University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul
United States of America

Biography

Jerry F. Husak focuses on understanding how the processes of natural and sexual selection shape physiological and morphological traits. Specifically, I am interested in how hormones link animals to their biotic and abiotic environments through the regulation of performance traits important to fitness. To accomplish this, I integrate theory and techniques from physiology, evolutionary ecology, animal behavior, and functional morphology, and I combine laboratory experiments with correlative studies of natural populations. I primarily work with reptiles as model systems, and I conduct research in the southwestern US and the Caribbean. Some of my current projects include:How steroid hormones mediate performance in lizards, How endocrine systems regulate social behavior in Caribbean Anolis lizards, Direct and indirect effects of sexually selected traits on animal performance, Examining performance consequences of muscle fiber composition in lizards

Research Interest

How steroid hormones mediate performance in lizards, How endocrine systems regulate social behavior in Caribbean Anolis lizards, Direct and indirect effects of sexually selected traits on animal performance, Examining performance consequences of muscle fiber composition in lizards

Publications

  • Husak JF, Ferguson HA, Lovern MB. Trade‚Äźoffs among locomotor performance, reproduction and immunity in lizards. Functional Ecology. 2016 Oct 1;30(10):1665-74.

  • Husak JF, Roy JC, Lovern MB. Exercise training reveals trade-offs between endurance performance and immune function, but does not influence growth, in juvenile lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2017 Apr 15;220(8):1497-502.

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