Kenneth Welch


Associate Professor

Biological Sciences, UTSc
PhD, UC Santa Barbara, 2007
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Phone: 416-208-5100
Fax: 416-287-7676
Office: SW 521B/C
Lab: SW 161A

Research Areas:
Behaviour, Physiology & Anatomy of Organisms;
Ecology of Populations, Communities, & Ecosystems

Study Organisms: Animals


Our lab adopts a comparative and integrative approach to the study of exercise, metabolism and muscle function. Much of our work focuses on animals with unique or extreme metabolic and locomotor capabilities. Examination of these organisms, informed by ecological and evolutionary context, has the power to reveal what features of design and physiology enable their extreme energetic and physical performance as well as what the limits are to such performance.