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Andreas Nord

Researcher | PhD

I am a broadly interested in the thermal biology or birds, particularly seasonal adaptations to deal with heat and cold in Arctic and temperate species. This works ranges from ecological studies in the wild to laboratory measurements of thermal and metabolic responses to cold/heat, measurement of thermal properties of plumage and feathers, and biophysical modelling of heat exchange, and various combinations thereof. I work mostly on small passerine birds (tits, flycatchers) and several species of ptarmigan.

Current research is largely split between understanding seasonal variation in energy expenditure, thermoregulation, and immune function in high Arctic ptarmigan, and measuring functional variation in winter acclimatization (heat production, heat retention, cold tolerance) at sub-cellular-, organ-, and whole-animal levels in several species of sympatric, and ecologically similar, small birds. Some time is also devoted to investigating if the risk of overheating might constraint reproductive investment in breeding birds, and to studying energy expenditure during avian incubation in relation to the trade-off between parental investment and the success of eggs, embryos, and nestlings. Prospective students at any level with interests/ideas aligning broadly with the above are encouraged to get in touch.

I studied ecology, animal physiology and statistics at Lund University and the University of Auckland 2002-2007, and defended my PhD thesis at LU in 2012. This was followed by post-doctoral work at LU (2013), the University of Glasgow (2013) and the University of Tromsø (2014-2017). Since 2018 I work as a researcher at LU and am affiliate staff member of the Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. As such the majority of my current practical work is undertaken at the Scottisch Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (IBAHCM, UofG).

In my spare time, I am a keen flyfisherman and an entomologist working particularly with phytophagous coleoptera, hemiptera and homoptera.

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E-mail: andreas [dot] nord [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Evolutionary ecology

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