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Dr. D. M. Scantlebury

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Dr. Mike Scantlebury
Lecturer in Biology

BA. Zoology, 1992, University of Oxford;
PhD 1998, Energetics of lactation in domestic dogs,
University of Aberdeen.


Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2278 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 6.17

General research statement

My main interests are reproductive, behavioural and ecological physiology, working at the whole animal level using a variety of different systems.  I work at the interface of physiology, energetics, behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.  The main areas of my research may be sub grouped into:

  • Energy expenditure, metabolism and resting metabolic rate.
  • Behavioural Ecology, cooperative breeding and the evolution of breeding systems
  • The physiology and evolutionary ecology of organisms, with particular emphasis on thermoregulatory adaptations to the environment
  • The interactions between energetics, life history strategies and costs of parasitism
  • The use of physiological measurements for implementing practical conservation

Major collaborations:

University of Pretoria, Mammal Research Institute - Extraordinary lecturer.

Global Vision International - Advisor to academic aspects of current and future projects.


Other collaborating institutes (in no order):

Department of Biology, University of Central Florida  Queen Mary University of London  University of Haifa, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and University of Haifa-Oranim, School of Biological Sciences  University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences  Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest  Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary  Zoological Institute, Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Zurich  Zoology Department, University of Cambridge  School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen  Pretoria Zoological Institute  Department of Zoology, NC State University.

Other Information

Assistant Editor, Journal of Zoology, London  International committee for 2008 International conference of Animal Physiology in Africa, Maasai Mara  Belfast Zoo research Committee.

Cape ground squirrels
Cape ground squirrels
Damaraland mole rats
Damaraland mole rats
Hottentot golden mole
Hottentot golden mole