Questions related to Evolutionary Physiology
From Contructional and Functional viewpoint it would be interesting to know the smallest size of fossil or living Vertebrate.
The goal would be to determine (under lab conditions) differences in the reproductive success after 5-6 months of winter hibernation, of female yearlings born either early or late during the previous year.
The standard way we run graduate courses is through a journal club format. I am looking for topic ideas in a field related to Comparative Physiology taking an evolutionary, ecological or conservation physiology approach. Part of my reasoning is to have the course appealing to non-physiologically trained ecologists but also to enhance the broader training of physiologically interested graduate students.
Please post suggestions of topics or research papers.
It would be interesting to know if other species are prone to Diabetes Typ 1 for example.