KNUT SCHMIDT-NIELSEN ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY PDF

International Prize for Biology winner was a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology Kirsten Weir Mar 7, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, who helped create the modern field of comparative animal physiology, died of natural causes January 25 at his home in Durham, North Carolina. He was He moved to the United States in , and joined Duke University eight years later. In the first part of the 20th century, most physiology research revolved around dogs -- but Schmidt-Nielsen changed all that, Duke University biologist Steven Vogel told The Scientist. Schmidt-Nielsen championed a comparative approach to physiology, Vogel said, which helped to integrate the field with evolutionary biology and ecology. For instance, Schmidt-Nielsen and his students applied their questions to a broad range of species -- camels and sand rats, ostriches and alligators, fish and snails.

Author:Akikazahn Zulum
Country:Swaziland
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Medical
Published (Last):9 July 2017
Pages:13
PDF File Size:5.79 Mb
ePub File Size:1.3 Mb
ISBN:245-7-49557-882-5
Downloads:49803
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Mikahn



International Prize for Biology winner was a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology Kirsten Weir Mar 7, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, who helped create the modern field of comparative animal physiology, died of natural causes January 25 at his home in Durham, North Carolina. He was He moved to the United States in , and joined Duke University eight years later. In the first part of the 20th century, most physiology research revolved around dogs -- but Schmidt-Nielsen changed all that, Duke University biologist Steven Vogel told The Scientist.

Schmidt-Nielsen championed a comparative approach to physiology, Vogel said, which helped to integrate the field with evolutionary biology and ecology. For instance, Schmidt-Nielsen and his students applied their questions to a broad range of species -- camels and sand rats, ostriches and alligators, fish and snails. He compared species as different as kangaroo rats and camels to understand "the different ways of making a desert animal," Johnsen told The Scientist. When Duke built a new biology building in the s, Vogel recalled, Schmidt-Nielsen convinced the department to construct a "camel room," a climate-controlled room with an enormous camel-sized door.

Last year the "camel room" was renovated to house a teaching lab. Despite his dromedary legacy, Schmidt-Nielsen was also involved in studies of bird respiration and gas exchange in the swim bladders of deep-sea fish, said Vogel.

Later in his career, he became interested in questions of scaling and the biology of size. Andrews, UK. Schmidt-Nielsen was also an accomplished writer , penning five books in addition to some papers. He published a memoir in , and his Animal Physiology textbook, now in its fifth edition, is still widely used, Johnsen and Fedak said. Schmidt-Nielsen, who became a U. In he was awarded the International Prize for Biology.

He retired from Duke in but continued to maintain a presence there as professor emeritus. Kirsten Weir mail the-scientist. From Duke University Photography. Links within this article:B. Grant: "The powers that might be," The Scientist, March 1, Phillips: "Study challenges metabolic scaling law," The Scientist, January 26,

ANSI AIHA Z9.5 PDF

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen dies

.

LA CIUDAD DE LOS LOCOS SOIZA REILLY PDF

Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment

.

DREAMFIRE KIT ALLOWAY PDF

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

.

CELECT DRF3 PDF

.

Related Articles