ThesisLuken, AlissaTemperature has a profound influence on most aspects of an ectotherm's life. Most of the world's 1500+ gecko species are nocturnal and therefore presumably active at body temperatures (Tbs) that are suboptimal for performance. However, several clades . . .
ThesisComparative thermal tolerances, performance eurythermy, and temperature-dependent energy demands of the world's southernmost gecko with implications for a changing climateWeeks, Denita M.Most aspects of the lives of ectotherms (e.g. distribution, locomotion, digestion, and reproduction) are dependent on body temperature (Tb). For ectotherms living in cool environments, the ability to cope with extreme temperatures and even achieve the . . .
Student ResearchDurling, MadelineGecko feet exhibit adhesive capabilities due to nanoscale fiber arrays that magnify the Van der Waals forces acting between the hairs and an underlying surface. Synthetic adhesives inspired by this natural gecko material that reproduce its releasable . . .
ProjectA Manual for Using Lizards to Support the Classroom Environment of Middle School Students with DisabilitiesMandell, Jeanne-MarieThis project examines the benefits of a classroom pet, specifically a leopard gecko, for middle school students with developmental disabilities, and provides a teacher manual for the implementation of a classroom pet program. Animals have long been us . . .