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Sheldon Cooper Ph.D.


Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8640
Phone: (920)424-7091




Research Interests

I am an animal ecological physiologist with research interests in animal thermoregulation and energetics. I am most interested in thermoregulation in songbirds. Most of my research deals with how small, nonmigratory songbirds can survive in winter in cold temperate regions. Winter birds undergo a possible suite of changes including physiological, morphological or physical, and behavioral adjustments that allow them to survive the short days and long nights of winter. My lab uses a combination of both field and lab techniques to address questions on this process of seasonal acclimatization in songbirds.


Selected Publications