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Theodore L. Taigen, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Cornell)

Contact Information:

Dr. Theodore L. Taigen
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, U-42
Storrs, CT 06269-3042
Tel: (860) 486-4154
Fax: (860) 486-4320

Current Areas of Research:

Physiological ecology. Energetics of anuran amphibians. Water relations of amphibians and reptiles.

 Selected Publications:

Taigen, T. L. and K. D. Wells. 1985. Energetics of vocalization by an anuran amphibian, Hyla versicolor. J. Comp. Physiol. B155:163-170.


Taigen, T. L. and F. H. Pough. 1985. Metabolic correlates of anuran behavior. Am. Zool. 25:987-997.


Taigen, T. L., K. D. Wells, and R. L. Marsh. 1985. The enzymatic basis of high metabolic rates in calling frogs. Physiol. Zool. 58:719-726.


Marsh, R. L. and T. L. Taigen. 1987. Properties enhancing aerobic capacity of calling muscles in gray tree frogs Hyla versicolor. Am. J. Physiol. 252:R786-R793.


Wells, K. D., T. L. Taigen, S. W. Rusch, and C. C. Robb. 1995. Seasonal and nightly variation in glycogen reserves of calling gray tree frogs (Hyla versicolor). Herpetologica 51:359-368.

 Courses Taught: Physiological Ecology, Comparative Physiology, Biol 102

 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advisees: