USD Biology Professor Presents Harrington Lecture on Bird Metabolism
Swanson will review how birds use energy and the implications for their overall lifestyles. He will demonstrate how metabolic rates influence many aspects of the lives of birds and other animals. He also will showcase how the practice of science in general, and the study of metabolism in particular, can relate to liberal learning.
Swanson’s research at USD is based in the areas of ecological physiology, physiological adaptation in animals and ornithology. His specific research includes adaptation to cold and migration in birds, freezing tolerance and overwintering strategies in amphibians, and woodland and wetland habitat use by migrating and breeding birds in the Northern Prairie region.
Named in 1966 in honor of Elbert Harrington, professor of speech and dean of USD's College of Arts & Sciences (1945-1970), the lecture is an annual event featuring a distinguished professor with long-standing service to the College of Arts & Sciences.
A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.
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