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Charles Darveau - Research

My lab investigates the evolution of physiological systems, specifically the metabolism and physiology related to animal energetics during locomotion. Using integrative approaches, the research incorporates evolutionary perspectives in the investigation of animal energetics, combining studies of whole-animal performance with their physiology and biochemistry. Flying insects are used as main models as this mode of locomotion is energetically very expensive and a wide range of energetic strategies are employed by these animals.

Major research interests
1. Metabolic rate diversity and evolution
2. Physiological and biochemical evolution
3. Phenotypic and developmental plasticity in insect flight
4. Acclimation and evolution