Faculty Profile: German, Donovan

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Faculty Information Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department) Location
German, Donovan
Lab Contact:
Donovan German
(949) 824-2772
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
5309 McGaugh Hall.

Research Description

Spanning from the molecular to the whole-organism level, research in my laboratory is focused on the energy acquisition strategies of organisms. In short, I am interested in understanding how organisms make a living and the consequences of different energy acquisition strategies for ecosystem fluxes. Hence, this truly is ecological physiology. Current projects include work with marine and freshwater fishes, as well as microbes from terrestrial and aquatic systems. Student projects may focus on field work, laboratory studies, and/or computer work with bioinformatics.

Requirements to Participate

Students should have a strong interest in ecological physiology and be prepared to develop independent projects. Students will be expected to participate in lab activities and weekly lab meetings. To apply for a position, please visit http://german.bio.uci.edu , download the Bio 199 Research Application form, and send the form back to dgerman@uci.edu. Students should at least be in second year of instruction, although exceptional first year students will be considered.

Time Commitment per Week

10 hrs/wk

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Grades will be based on time committed to the project and the quality of research.