Patrick Mineo

Patrick Mineo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology

As climate change continues to affect biodiversity, the survival of some species may depend upon their capacity for phenotypic plasticity—the ability to produce multiple phenotypes from a single genotype. Dr. Patrick Mineo’s research focuses on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in ectotherms by examining seasonal adjustments in metabolism that occur throughout the year.

He earned a Ph.D. at Miami University and his dissertation was “Population differences in the phenotypic plasticity of locomotor performance and metabolism in the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens).”

  • General Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Physiology
  • Gray, K.T., A.M. Escobar, P.J. Schaeffer, P.M. Mineo and N.J. Berner. (2016). Thermal Acclimatization in overwintering tadpoles of the Green Frog, Lithobates clamitans (Latreille, 1801). Journal of Experimental Zoology A 325(5): 283-293.
  • Mineo, P.M. and P.J. Schaeffer. (2015). The thermal plasticity of locomotor performance has diverged between northern and southern populations of the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 185(1): 103-110.
  • Mineo, P.M. and P.J. Schaeffer. (2015). Does the thermal plasticity of metabolic enzymes underlie thermal compensation of locomotor performance in the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)? Journal of Experimental Zoology 232(1): 52-59.
  • Lindstedt, S.L., P.M. Mineo and P.J. Schaeffer. (2013). Animal galloping and human hopping: an energetics and biomechanics laboratory exercise. Advances in Physiology Education 37: 377-383.
  • Wagner, D.N., P.M. Mineo, C. Squeo, M. Wikelski and P.J. Schaeffer. (2013). Does low daily energy expenditure drive low metabolic capacity in tropical robins, Turdus grayi? Journal of Comparative Physiology B 183: 833-841.
  • Mineo, P.M., E.A. Cassell, M.E. Roberts and P.J. Schaeffer. (2012). Chronic cold acclimation increases thermogenic capacity, non-shivering thermogenesis and muscle citrate synthase activity in both wild-type and brown adipose tissue deficient mice. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 161: 395-400

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