Comparative Physiology Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Irvine
Our lab studies the ecology and physiology of insects. We are currently investigating respiratory control and thermal tolerance in a variety of insect species.
August 4, 2014: Erica and Tim's paper on the effects of temperature and metabolic rate on gas exchange is now out in JEB! Click here to view it! December 8, 2013:Click here to view our recent paper published in JEB this month! June 12, 2013: Erica was awarded the Grover C. Stephens Memorial Fellowship Award at yesterday's BioSci Graduate Honors Convocation. March 7, 2013: Farewell to our visiting student, Inês! June 15, 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Vorhees on her graduation!
Heinrich, E. C. and Bradley, T. J. (2014) Temperature-dependent variation in gas exchange patterns and spiracular control in Rhodnius prolixus. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 2752-2760.
Heinrich, E. C., McHenry, M. J., and Bradley, T. J. (2013) Coordinated ventilation and spiracle activity produce unidirectional airflow in the hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 4473-4482.
Vorhees, A. S., Gray, E. M., and Bradley, T. J. (2013) Thermal Resistance and Performance Correlate with Climate in Populations of a Widespread Mosquito. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 73-81.
Vorhees, A. S. and Bradley, T. J. (2012) Differences in critical thermal maxima and mortality across life stages of the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 2319-2326.