SICB Division of Ecology and Evolution (DEE)

DEE Researchers Database Entry



Physiology and ecology of hatchling turtles that hibernate within the frost zone
My research group examines the physiology and ecology of hatchling turtles that hibernate within the frost zone. We use a combination of field and laboratory approaches to examine the adaptations that promote survival under desiccating and subzero conditions and to better understand how selection pressure of the harsh winter environment may shape the phenotype of hatchlings that emerge in spring.
http://www.units.muohio.edu/cryolab/projects/hatchlingturtle.htm