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PhD David Costantini

I am a naturalist with experience in both field and lab work. I use correlative and experimental approaches on natural and lab vertebrate populations to ask questions about the causes and consequences of variation in oxidative stress and of hormetic responses. Understanding how organisms regulate their redox homeodynamics in response to environmental stressors has the potential to help us understand variation in fitness and life-history strategies.
The study of oxidative stress physiology and hormones in an ecological perspective has also the potential to generate new paradigms of interest to biomedical sciences.
My scientific interests are, however, wider and this is why I have been involved in several projects in the fields of physiological ecology, evolutionary physiology, animal ecology, animal behaviour, ecotoxicology, and functional morphology.