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.
Contreras, H. L., Heinrich, E. C., and Bradley, T. J. (2014) Hypotheses regarding the Discontinuous Gas Exchange Cycle (DGC) of insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science08/2014; 4(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2014.08.008.
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.