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