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Brian K McNab

Emeritus Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1962

428 Bartram Hall

Research Interests

Ecological and physiological influences on the comparative energetics of endotherms, with special emphasis on tropical mammals and birds and on the evolution of endothermy.

Representative Publications

Ochoa-Acuna, H.G., McNab, B.K., and E.H. Miller. 2009. Seasonal energetics of northern phocid seals. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. (in press)

McNab, B.K. 2009. Ecological factors affect the level and scaling of avian BMR. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 152: 22-45.

McNab, B.K. 2008b. An analysis of the factors that influence the level and scaling of mammalian BMR. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 151: 5-28.

McNab, B.K. 2008a. Physiological Ecology. Pages 2744-2751, In: Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier, B.V.

Seavy, N. E., and B.K.McNab. 2007. Energetics of East African pycnonotids. Biotropica 39: 114-119.

McNab, B.K. 2006. The evolution of energetics in eutherian "insectivores": an alternate approach. Acta Theriol. 51: 113-128.

McNab, B.K., and H.I. Ellis. 2006. Flightless rails endemic to islands have lower energy expenditures and clutch sizes than flighted rails on islands and continents. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 145: 295-311.

McNab, B.K. 2005c. Ecological factors influence energetics in the Order Carnivora. Acta Zool. Sinica 51: 535-545.

McNab, B.K. 2005b. Food habits and the evolution of energetics in birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae). J. Comp. Physiol. B 175: 117-132.

McNab, B.K. 2005a. Uniformity in the basal metabolic rate in marsupials: its causes and consequences. Revista Chil.Hist. Nat. 78: 183-198.

McNab, B.K. 2003c. Ecology shapes bird bioenergetics. Nature 426: 260-261.

McNab, B.K. 2003b. Standard energetics of phyllostomid bats: the inadequacies of phylogenetic analyses. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 135A: 357-368.

McNab, B.K. 2003a. The energetics of New Zealand's ducks. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 135A: 229-247.

Bonaccorso, F.J., and B.K. McNab. 2003. Standard energetics in leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideridae): its relationship to intermittent and protracted foraging tactics in bats and birds. J. Comp. Physiol. B. 173: 43-53.

McNab, B.K. 2002. The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates: A View from Energetics. Comstock/Cornell University Press, Ithaca.

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