Heather Liwanag, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Hosted by the Vertebrate Ecology Lab
Presenting: "Growing Up on Ice: Early Development in Weddell Seal Pups"
MLML Virtual Seminar | September 30th, 2021 at 4pm
About the speaker:
Heather Liwanag is an Associate Professor of Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is interested in the physiological adaptations of animals to their environment, and the evolutionary processes involved in those adaptations. Much of her research has focused on thermoregulation (the regulation of body temperature) and energetics (metabolic rates) in vertebrate animals, including seals, sea lions, and even lizards. She has been fortunate to work with an amazing group of people (Team B-030) on this recent project, studying the early development of Weddell seal pups in Antarctica.