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C.M. Gienger

Christopher Gienger



Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
M.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
B.S., Biology, Central Washington University
In addition to being a member of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, my research involves investigating the diverse ways in which organisms interact with their environment. Most of the work that I do is at the interface between behavioral and physiological ecology. I also serve as the Curator of Herpetology in the David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology (Austin Peay State University). My personal website is http://cmgienger.com/
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Physiological Ecology
Animal Energetics and Thermal Biology
  • Gienger, C.M., N.A. Dochtermann, and C.R. Tracy. 2019. Detecting trends in body size: Empirical and statistical requirements for intra-specific analyses. Current Zoology 65(5):493-497.
  • Gienger, C.M. and E. Urdiales. 2017. Individual and thermal influences on standard metabolism in Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 16(2):159-163.
  • Gienger, C.M., M.L. Brien, C.R. Tracy, S.C. Manolis, G.J.W. Webb, R.S. Seymour, and K.A. Christian. 2017. Ontogenetic comparisons of standard metabolism in three species of crocodilians. PLoS ONE 12(2):e0171082.
  • Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, and K.A. Nagy. 2014. Life in the lizard slow-lane: Gila monsters have low rates of energy use and water flux. Copeia 2014(2):279-287.
  • Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, and L.C. Zimmerman. 2013. Thermal responses to feeding in a secretive and specialized predator (Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum). Journal of Thermal Biology 38(3):143-147.
  • Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, M.L. Brien, S.C. Manolis, G.J.W. Webb, R.S. Seymour, and K.A. Christian. 2012. Energetic costs of digestion in Australian crocodiles. Australian Journal of Zoology 59(6): 416-421 
  • Gienger, C.M. and D.D. Beck. 2011. Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus) use thermal and structural cues to choose overwintering hibernacula. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 1084-1090.