GOGGY DAVIDOWITZ
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Goggy Davidowitz
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Bio Sciences West 310
Tucson, AZ 85721-0088

Email: goggy@email.arizona.edu
Voice: (520) 626-8455
FAX: (520) 621-9190


Background

I received my BSc. in Biology and MSc. in Zoology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (with a minor in Entomology) at the University of Arizona. My broad area of interest is in how organisms adjust growth and developmental in response to environmental variation. Specifically, I am focusing on the physiological mechanisms by which insects translate variation in diet quality and temperature, two environmental factors with strong effects on life histories, into phenotypic variation in body size and development time, two traits highly correlated with fitness. In my work I emphasize the regulation of these traits at the level of the whole organism. The complexity of the traits and the mechanisms that regulate them have led me to develop an integrative research program. Currently, I am employing techniques from quantitative genetics, physiology, endocrinology, ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and elemental stoichiometry, respirometry, combining lab, greenhouse and field work.

 

 

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