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Randall Tracy
Professor of Biology
508-929-8611 rtracy@worcester.edu
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In my own research, I continue to investigate animal adaptations to their environments and couch many of my studies within Conservation Biology. By coupling physiological to ecological studies, I am able to test competitive interactions among species and the limits placed upon them with regard to their distribution and abundance. The diversity of animals has always fascinated me, and I have always endeavored to gain a deeper understanding of its governing principles through empiricism. I approach my research in a comparative context, and my research interests can be divided into four nonexclusive areas within the context of mammalian physiology and ecology:

1) Intra- and Inter-specific Variation in Mammalian Physiology
2) Developmental Plasticity in Physiological Ecology
3) Conservation Biology
4) Effects of Global Warming on Patterns of Distribution and Abundance of Vertebrates

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