Associate Professor, Biology 499 Coordinator

Liam McGuireI am a physiological ecologist with an integrative research program, examining broader concepts by asking questions at multiple levels of organization. My research broadly falls in the areas of physiological ecology, movement ecology, thermal biology and ecological energetics. I take an organismal biology approach, focussing questions at the level of the study animal. As such, natural history is an important part of my research, providing context for both hypotheses and results.

I am broadly interested in how animals cope with energetic challenges and how these challenges are driven by environmental conditions and constraints. Bats and birds are great study systems for asking these questions, facing periods of very high energy demands and periods of very low energy availability.

Contact Information
Office: B2-359A
Phone: 519-888-4567 x35995
Lab: B2-359


  • Physiological Ecology
  • Organismal Biology
  • Movement Ecology
  • Thermal Biology
  • Ecological energetics
University of Waterloo

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