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    Brett Woods, Associate Professor

    Office location: Upham 363
    Phone: (262) 472-6200
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    Research Interests

    • Our laboratory's research focuses on the physiological ecology of organisms that must survive extended periods of cold and low food resources.  Our lab focuses on two species of marmot, Woodchucks (Marmota monax) and Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris).  Students in my lab study the dynamics of reproductive success and food resource availability as it relates to extreme environments, such as experienced at high mountain elevation (above 10,000 feet).  We also study hibernation biology with a focus on energetics and mechanisms of energy conservation.  Please see my faculty website for more details.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • My main teaching responsibilities include courses in Biological Foundations (Bio 120), Animal Physiology (Bio 345), and Human A&P II (Bio 362). Other courses that I have taught include, Biology Colloquium (Bio 390/400) and Ecology      and Society (Bio 214).


    Ph.D. University of Kansas

    • Program: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Research Focus: Food Resource Dynamics and Hibernation Biology in Yellow-bellied Marmots

    B.S. University of California at Berkeley

    • Program: Integrative Biology
    • Research Focus: Animal Biology


    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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