Biology Bldg. 133
Research in the Fudickar laboratory broadly aims to understand the ability of animals to adapt to changes in climate and habitat.
In most regions, predictable seasonal changes in climate and resource availability necessitates seasonal changes in the behavior and physiology of animals. Climate change and habitat destruction have 1) altered the predictability of the timing of seasonal changes and 2) altered flora and fauna across the planet. We work to identify the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underlie the responses of animals to these changes. We aim to contribute to a greater understanding of the ability of animals to adapt to a rapidly changing planet.