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Dr. David E. Murrish

Dr. David E. Murrish

Associate Professor Emeritus

Phone: 607-777-2438

Research Interests:

Physiological ecology of vertebrates

My research interests have always been concerned with the effects of environmental temperatures on the metabolic, circulatory and respiratory physiology of vertebrate animals. I worked primarily with birds but have also studied mammals and reptiles. My work has taken me to many wonderful places in the world, including Antarctica, South America, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama and the wilds of western North America.

I received my Ph.D. in 1968 at the University of Montana under the direction of Jim Templeton. After spending 2 years as a post doc with Knut Schmidt-Nielsen at Duke University, I took a position at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I arrived at Binghamton University, State University of New York in 1977 and was the Director of Graduate Studies for 15 years. I received two National Science Foundation Antarctic Service Awards and have a glacier in the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula named for me. In 1989 I received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. I was fortunate to have my research sponsored by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the New York State Department of Health.

I now spend considerable amounts of my time exploring the deserts of the southwest and flyfishing the clear streams of the northwestern U.S.


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Last Updated: 2/23/15