Sex-specific population differences in metabolic rate



Former UVA Biology undergraduate John David Curlis (currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan) has published a paper in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology from his undergraduate work with Bob Cox and former UVA postdoc Christian Cox (now an Assistant Professor at Florida International University). The paper shows that genetically based differences in sexual size dimorphism between populations of brown anoles, which are due to population differences in growth and size of males, are also associated with population differences in resting metabolic rate of males. John David also took this photo, which will appear on the PBZ cover.

Curlis, JD, CL Cox, and RM Cox. 2021. Sex-specific population differences in resting metabolism are associated with intraspecific variation in sexual size dimorphism of brown anoles. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 94: 205-214. https://doi.org/10.1086/714638

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