Curriculum Vitae  


Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2008)
Dissertation: Fur vs. Blubber: A comparative look at mammalian insulation and its metabolic and behavioral consequences.
Advisor: Dr. Terrie Williams

B.S., University of California, San Diego, General Biology (2001), Summa cum laude
UC Education Abroad Program, University of Sydney, Australia (2000)

 


Grants and Fellowships

- The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) Rapid Response Grant (2015) - $7,494
- Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant (2013) - $5,000
- SciFund Challenge crowdfunding campaign (2012) - $2,675
- Motorola Innovation Generation Grant (2010) - $50,000
- UCSC Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2008) - $1,500
- Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Center for Remote Sensing Research Award (2007) - $1,000
- Janice A. Nowell Memorial Fund Award (2007)- $500
- Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-in-Aid of Research (2007) - $1,000
- American Museum of Natural History, Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research Grant (2006) - $2,000
- Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (2006) - $800
- STEPS Institute Grant for Graduate Environmental Research (2006) - $1,500
- American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter Board Award (2006) - $1,000
- SEASPACE Scholarship (2005) - $2,000
- Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Research Award (2005) - $600
- Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Research Award (2004) - $500
- American Museum of Natural History, Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research Grant (2003) - $2,000
- American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter Board Award (2003) - $500
- Dr. Earl H. Myers and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Grant (2003) - $1,500
- Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Research Award (2003) - $500
- Chancellor's Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz (2002-2003)
- Regents Scholarship, UC San Diego (1997-2001)

 


Awards and Honors

- Nominated for George A. Bartholomew Award, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2013)
- Best Presentation Award, 3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, UC Santa Cruz (2007)
- Best Presentation Award, 2nd Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, UC Santa Cruz (2006)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2003, 2004)
- Outstanding Achievement Award in General Biology, UC San Diego (2001)
- Awards for Academic Excellence in Biology and Zoology, University of Sydney (2000)

 


Professional Preparation

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo (2015-present)

Assistant Professor, Biology, Adelphi University (2012-2105)
Graduate Coordinator, Environmental Studies, Adelphi University (2014-2015)

Postdoctoral Researcher, California State University, Northridge (2011-2012)
Advisor: Dr. Robert Espinoza

Postdoctoral Scholar, ScienceBridge Program, University of California, San Diego (2009-2011)
Directors: Dr. Jeremy Babendure and Dr. Maarten Chrispeels

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz (2009)
Advisor: Dr. Terrie M. Williams

Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz (2002-2008)
Advisors: Dr. Terrie M. Williams and Dr. Daniel P. Costa

Volunteer Dive Assistant, La Paz, Mexico (2001-2002)
Supervisor: Dr. Gil Rosenthal

Research Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2001)
Advisor: Dr. Ron Burton

Volunteer Research Assistant, Fish Ecology Laboratory, University of Sydney, Australia (2000)
Advisor: Dr. Michael Kingsford

 


Professional Skills

- Open-flow and stop-flow respirometry - advanced training course with Sable Systems International
- Animal instrumentation and tracking: satellite telemeters, time-depth recorders, stomach temperature recorders,
  VHF radio transmitters, PIT tags
- Infrared thermography
- Evans Blue blood volume technique and analysis
- Animal experience: cetaceans, pinnipeds, otters, reptiles, and fish
- Molecular experience: PCR, radiolabeling, microsatellites
- Curriculum development, university and high school levels

 


Teaching Experience

University instruction
- Principles of Physiology undergraduate lecture and lab courses, Cal Poly SLO (2015-present)
- Scientific Communication graduate course, Adelphi University (2015)
- Human Anatomy & Physiology undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses, Adelphi University (2014-2015)
- Biological Concepts and Methods II undergraduate laboratory course, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Honors Colloquium undergraduate seminar course, Adelphi University (2013-present)
- Mammalian Physiology graduate lecture course, Adelphi University (2012-present)
- Regulatory Physiology undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses, Adelphi University (2012-2015)
- ScienceBridge Practicum Course: Mentoring in the Science Classroom, UC San Diego (2011)
- Animal Physiology undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses, UC Santa Cruz (2007-2009)

Guest lectures
- "Locomotion and Hydrodynamics," Biology of Marine Mammals, UC Santa Cruz (2009)
- "Osmoregulation and the Vertebrate Kidney," Animal Physiology, UC Santa Cruz (2009)
- "Marine Mammal Thermoregulation," Biology of Marine Mammals, UC Santa Cruz (2006-2008)
- "Thermoregulation - Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right," Comparative Physiology of Vertebrates, UC Santa Cruz (2006)

The Princeton Review
- Content Developer, MCAT Biology - development of course materials (2013-present)
- Master Trainer, MCAT Biology - training and certification of new instructors (2008-present)
- Instructor, SAT, SATII, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT Biology and Chemistry (2001-present)

Teaching assistantships
- Animal Physiology, UC Santa Cruz (2004-2009)
- Exercise Physiology, UC Santa Cruz (2004-2007)
- Comparative Physiology of Vertebrates, UC Santa Cruz (2006)
- Biology of Marine Mammals, UC Santa Cruz (2005)
- Human Physiology, UC Santa Cruz (2004)
- The Cell, UC San Diego (2001)
- Genetics, UC San Diego (2001)
- Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, UC San Diego (1999)

 


Outreach and Mentorship

Outreach
- Expert and Moderator for Science Buddies, an online interactive program for mentoring K-12 students performing   science projects and competing in science fairs (2005-present)
- Poster presentation judge, Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists Conference (2012)
- Presenter, Women Scientists in Action Summer Camp, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (2011)
- Volunteer, Young Scientists in the Classroom, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate   Programs, San Diego, California (2011)
- Nifty 50 Scientist, San Diego Science Festival (2011)
- Presenter, 1st annual Science Symposium, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Saratoga, California (2009)
- Science Fair Judge, Pacific Collegiate Middle School, Santa Cruz, California (2009)
- Volunteer, Graduate Researchers offering Outreach Workships, UC Santa Cruz (2007-2008)
- Volunteer, Mathematics and Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), UC Santa Cruz (2006-2008)

Mentorship
- Vertebrate Integrative Physiology (VIP) Laboratory, Cal Poly SLO (2015-present)
  Mentorship of graduate students and undergraduates
- Comparative Physiology Laboratory, Adelphi University (2012-2015)
  Mentorship of graduate students and undergraduates
- Laboratory of Integrative and Comparative Herpetology, California State University, Northridge (2011-present)
  Mentorship of graduate students and undergraduates
- ScienceBridge, University of California, San Diego (2009-2011)
  Mentorship and supervision of undergraduates and high school students
- Williams Laboratory, University of California, Santa Cruz (2002-2008)
  Mentorship and supervision of undergraduate researchers and volunteers

Research Students Advised
- Ellie Brauer, Cal Poly SLO (2016-present)
- Katherine Holst, Cal Poly SLO (2016-present)
- Simone Mangini, Cal Poly SLO (2016-present)
- Parisa Mokhtari, Cal Poly SLO (2016-present)
- Shawn Hannah, Can Poly SLO (2015-present)
- Hali Morgenoth, Cal Poly SLO (2015-present)
- Breanna Callejas, Adelphi University (2014-2015)
  Senior thesis: Comparative physiology of the Italian Wall Lizard.
- Gloria Labib, Adelphi University (2014-2015)
  Honors thesis: Preferred temperature of Mediterranean House Geckos from different climates.
- Neha Sharma, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
  Senior thesis: Effects of submergence on the thermal function of pinniped fur.
- Natalia Gmuca, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
  Master's project: Effects of electronic instrumentation on thermoregulation in northern fur seals.
  Honors thesis: Morphological changes in harp seal fur with ontogeny.
- Candice Marcos, Adelphi University (2012-2015)
  Master's thesis: Changes in the thermal function of harp seal fur with ontogeny.
- Jennifer Oraze, University of California, Santa Cruz (2007-2008)
  Senior thesis: California sea lion huddling: Sociality or thermoregulation?
- Masako Suzuki Abney, University of California, Santa Cruz (2006-2007)
  Senior thesis: The effects of hydrostatic pressure on the hair layer of pinnipeds.
- Julio M. Gomez, University of California, Santa Cruz (2005-2006)
  Senior thesis: Adaptive characteristics of fur: Transition from terrestrial to aquatic carnivores.

 


Professional Service

Departmental Service
- Graduate Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program, Adelphi University (2014-2015)
- Anatomy/Physiology Faculty Search Committee, Adelphi University (2014-2015)
- Faculty Advisor, Biology Club, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Horace G. McDonell Summer Fellowship Committee, Biology Department, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Contributing faculty, Environmental Studies Program, Adelphi University (2012-2015)
- Academic advising, Biology Department, Adelphi University (2012-2015)
- Graduate Student Representative, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, UC Santa Cruz (2007-2008)
- Graduate Student Committee for Diversity Enhancement (GCDE), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department,   UC Santa Cruz (2006-2008)

University Service
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Cal Poly SLO (2016-present)
- General Education Committee, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Honors College admissions brunch, Adelphi University (2013-2015)
- Instructor, Science Technology Program (STEP) summer institute for middle and high school students (2014)

Society Memberships
American Physiological Society (2013-present)
Society for Marine Mammalogy (2005-present)
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2004-present)
Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (2012-2015)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007-2008)

Peer Review
- Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology, review editor
- The Journal of Experimental Biology
- Integrative and Comparative Biology
- Animal Behaviour
- Marine Mammal Science
- Oecologia
- Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
- Journal of the Royal Society
- Methods in Ecology and Evolution
- Journal of Thermal Biology
- Acta Herpetologica

 


Invited Symposia

- The fat and the furriest: How marine mammals keep warm. (2016) Sharks After Dark, Central Coast Aquarium,   Avila Beach, California.
- The fat and the furriest: Keeping warm in the cold. (2014) New York State Marine Education Association,   Plandome, New York.
- Turning up the heat: Comparative physiology from marine mammals to reptiles. (2014) Department of Biology,   Villanova University, Pennsylvania.
- Pinniped physiology and behavior. (2014) Center for the Study of Pinniped Ecology and Cognition, St. Francis   College, Brooklyn, New York.
- Turning up the heat: Comparative physiology from marine mammals to reptiles. (2013) Department of Biology,   Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
- The Fast and the Furriest: Keeping warm in cold water. (2012) Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego   Zoological Society.
- Fur vs. Blubber: A comparative look at marine mammal insulation and its metabolic and behavioral consequences.   (2011) Department of Biology, California State University, Northridge.
- Is fur still in fashion? What to wear in a watery world. (2011) Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego   Zoological Society.
- Fur vs. Blubber: A comparative look at marine mammal insulation and its metabolic and behavioral consequences.   (2010) Department of Biology, San Diego State University.
- Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, walrus): Field identification and thermoregulation. (2009) Save Our Shores,
  Santa Cruz, California.
- Fur vs. Blubber: A comparative look at mammalian insulation. (2007) Seymour Marine Discovery Center,
  Santa Cruz, California.

 


Conference Presentations

- Liwanag, H.E.M., B. Callejas, G. Labib, and G.B. Pauly (2016) Thermal tolerance varies with age and sex for the   nonnative Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula) in Southern California. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative   and Comparative Biology, Portland, Oregon.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., N.V. Gmuca, H.A. Moregnoth, C.E. Kuhn, and B. Dickerson. (2015) Effects of electronic   instrumentation on thermoregulation in northern fur seals. 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine   Mammals, San Francisco, California.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., N.V. Gmuca, C.E. Kuhn, and B. Dickerson. (2015) Effects of electronic instrumentation on   thermoregulation in northern fur seals. Southwestern Organismal Biology Meeting, Pomona, California.
- Espinoza, R.E., M.M. Dickson, S.A. Zimmermann, T. Wolfmeyer, and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Evolution on your   porch: Rapid continental spread and local adaptation of a successful invasive gecko. International Urban Wildlife   Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
- Callejas, B. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Thermal tolerances of the Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula). 12th   Annual Research Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
- Gmuca, N.V., C.E. Kuhn, B. Dickerson, and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Effects of electronic instrumation on   thermoregulation in northern fur seals. 12th Annual Research Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New   York.
- Labib, G. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) The preferred temperatures of Italian Wall Lizards (Podarcis sicula). 12th   Annual Reserach Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
- Sharma, N. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Effects of submergence on the thermal function of pinniped fur. 12th   Annual Research Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
- Labib, G. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) The preferred temperatures of Italian Wall Lizards (Podarcis sicula).   National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University.
- Sharma, N. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Effects of submergence on the thermal function of pinniped fur.   National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University.
- Gmuca, N.V., C.E. Kuhn, B. Dickerson, and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Effects of electronic instrumentation on   thermoregulation in northern fur seals. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology,   West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., M.M. Dickson, S.A. Zimmermann, T. Wolfmeyer, and R.E. Espinoza. (2015) Rapidly adapting to   the neighborhood: Physiological responses of Mediterranean House Geckos to their introduced climates. Annual   Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Marcos, C.C., L.E. Pearson, J.M. Burns, and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) From ice to ocean: thermal function of harp   seal fur in water. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach,   Florida.
- Sharma, N. and H.E.M. Liwanag. (2015) Effects of submergence on the thermal function of pinniped fur. Annual   Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., L.E. Pearson, L.E., N.V. Gmuca*, A. Berta, D.P. Costa, J.M. Burns, S.M. Budge, and T.M.   Williams. (2014) From fur to blubber: Evolutionary and ontogenetic transitions in mammalian insulation. APS   Intersociety Meeting, San Diego, California.
- Dickson, M.M., S.A. Zimmermann, T. Wolfmeyer, H.E.M. Liwanag, R.E. Espinoza. (2014) Rapidly adapting to the   neighborhood: Physiological responses of Mediterranean House Geckos to their introduced climates. Joint   Meeting of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Gmuca, N., L.E. Pearson, J.M. Burns, H.E.M. Liwanag. (2014) The fat and the furriest: Morphological changes in   harp seal fur with ontogeny. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, Texas.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., L.E. Pearson, M.O. Hammill, J.M. Burns (2014) Thermoregulatory strategy shifts with   development in harp seal pups (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and   Comparative Biology, Austin, Texas.
- Dickson, M.M., S.A. Zimmermann, H.E.M. Liwanag, R.E. Espinoza. (2013) Evolution on your porch: Rapid   physiological adaptation by Mediterranean House Geckos to their introduced niches. Joint Meeting of   Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Pearson, L.E., H.E.M. Liwanag, M.O. Hammill, J.M. Burns. (2013) Thermoregulatory strategy shifts with   development in harp seal pups (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental   Biology, Valencia, Spain.
- Gmuca, N., H.E.M. Liwanag. (2013) The fat and the furriest: Morphological changes in harp seal fur with   ontogeny. Tenth Annual Research Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. [Awarded best   undergraduate student presentation.]
- Marcos, C., H.E.M. Liwanag. (2013) From ice to ocean: Changes in the thermal function of harp seal fur with   ontogeny. Tenth Annual Research Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. [Awarded best   graduate student presentation.]
- Dickson, M.M., S.A. Zimmermann, H.E.M. Liwanag, R.E. Espinoza. (2013) Evolution on your porch: Physiological   adaptation by Mediterranean House Geckos to their introduced niches. Annual Meeting of the Society for   Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, California.
- Zimmermann, S.A., M.M. Dickson, H.E.M. Liwanag, R.E. Espinoza. (2012) Comparative physiology of an invasive   reptile: Have Mediterranean House Geckos adapted to their local niches? Annual Meeting of the World Congress   of Herpetology, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Liwanag, H.E.M., A. Berta, D.P. Costa, M. Abney, T.M. Williams. (2011) Morphological and thermal properties of   mammalian insulation: the evolution of fur for aquatic living. Sixth Triennial Conference on Secondary Adaptation   of Tetrapods to Life in Water, San Diego, California.
- Davis, A.R., A. Corl, Y. Surget-Groba, H.E.M. Liwanag, B. Sinervo. (2010) Group dynamics and direct fitness   benefits of kin sociality in an aggregating lizard. Evolution, Portland, Oregon.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., A. Berta, D.P. Costa, S. Budge, M. Abney, T.M. Williams. (2009) Morphological and   thermal properties of mammalian insulation: implications for the evoutionary transition to an aquatic lifestyle.   18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, Canada.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., A. Berta, D.P. Costa, S. Budge, M. Abney, T.M. Williams. (2009) Morphological and   thermal properties of mammalian insulation: implications for the evolutionary transition to an aquatic lifestye.   Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Davis, A.R., H.E. Mostman-Liwanag. (2008) Thermal effects of winter aggregation in the desert night lizard   (Xantusia vigilis). Physiological Ecology Meeting, Bishop, California.
- Mostman-Liwanag H.E., A.R. Davis. (2008) Heat flux in desert night lizards (Xantusia vigilis): the effects of   temperature, season, and aggregation on thermal stability. Physiological Ecology Meeting, Bishop, California.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., A. Berta. (2008) Morphologial and thermal properties of mammalian insulation:   implications for the evolutionary transition to an aquatic lifestyle. 2nd Annual Western Evolutionary Biology   Meeting, Irvine, California.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams, D.P. Costa. (2008) Thermal benefits of huddling behavior in California   sea lions on San Nicolas Island. Seventh California Islands Symposium, Oxnard, California.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams, F. Gulland, T. Rowles, D.P. Costa. (2008) Energetic costs of a unique   thermoregulatory behavior: Jughandling in northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) pups resting at sea. Annual   Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Antonio, Texas.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams, F. Gulland, T. Rowles, D.P. Costa. (2007) Jughandling behavior in   northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) pups: Energetic costs without thermal consequences? Physiological   Ecology Meeting, Bishop, California.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams, D.P. Costa. (2007) Share the warmth: Thermal benefits of huddling   behavior in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). 3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium,   UC Santa Cruz.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams, D.P. Costa. (2007) Share the warmth: Thermal benefits of huddling   behavior in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and   Comparative Biology, Phoenix, Arizona.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams. (2006) The effects of water temperature on energetic costs of juvenile   and adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). 2nd Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium,
  UC Santa Cruz.
- Mostman-Liwanag, H.E., T.M. Williams. (2005) The effects of water temperature on energetic costs of juvenile   and adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine   Mammals, San Diego, California.
- Mostman, H.E., T.M. Williams. (2005) Is life better with blubber? Lower critical temperature of the California sea   lion. Physiological Ecology Meeting, Bishop, California.
- Mostman, H.E., T.M. Williams. (2004) Lower critical temperature of the California sea lion. Kenneth S. Norris   Marine Mammal Research Symposium, Santa Cruz, California.
 


Publications

Gmuca, N.V., Pearson, L.E., Burns, J.M., and Liwanag, H.E.M. (2015) The fat and the furriest: Morphological changes in harp seal fur with ontogeny. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88(2): 158-166.

Pearson, L.E., Liwanag, H.E.M., Hammill, M.O., and Burns, J.M. (2014) To each its own: Thermoregulatory strategy varies among neonatal phocids. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 178: 59-67.

Pearson, L.E., Liwanag, H.E.M., Hammill, M.O., and Burns, J.M. (2014) Shifts in thermoregulatory strategy during ontogeny in harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Journal of Thermal Biology 44: 93-102.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Oraze, J., Costa, D.P., and Williams, T.M. (2014) Thermal benefits of aggregation in a large marine endotherm: Huddling in California sea lions. Journal of Zoology 293: 152-159.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Berta, A., Costa, D.P., Budge, S., and Williams, T.M. (2012) Morphological and thermal properties of mammalian insulation: The evolutionary transition to blubber in pinnipeds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Berta, A., Costa, D.P., Abney, M., and Williams, T.M. (2012) Morphological and thermal properties of mammalian insulation: The evolution of fur for aquatic living. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 926-939.

Davis Rabosky, A.R., Corl, A.,Liwanag, H.E.M., Surget-Groba, Y., and Sinervo, B. (2012) Direct fitness correlates and thermal consequences of facultative aggregation in a desert lizard. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40866.

Liwanag, H.E.M. (2010) Energetic costs and thermoregulation in northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) pups: The importance of behavioral strategies for thermal balance in furred marine mammals. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(6): 898–910.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Williams, T.M., Costa, D.P., Kanatous, S., Davis, R.W., and Boyd, I. (2009) The effects of water temperature on energetic costs of juvenile and adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): The importance of skeletal muscle thermogenesis for thermal balance. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212(24): 3977-3984.

Williams, T.M., Rutishauser, M., Long, B., Fink, T., Gafney, J., Mostman-Liwanag, H., and Casper, D. (2007) Seasonal variability in otariid energetics: Implications for the effects of predators on localized prey resources. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80(4): 433-443.
 


Manuscripts in Review or Preparation

Sharma, N. and Liwanag, H.E.M.. (In revision) The effects of submergence on the thermal function of pinniped fur. In revision for Marine Mammal Science.

Marcos, C.C., Pearson, L.E., Burns, J.M., and Liwanag, H.E.M. From ice to ocean: Changes in the thermal function of harp seal fur with ontogeny. To be submitted to Marine Mammal Science.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Callejas, B., Labib, G., and Pauly, G.B. Thermal tolerance varies with age and sex for the nonnative Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula) in Southern California. To be submitted to Journal of Thermal Biology.

Liwanag, H.E.M., Dickson, M.M., Zimmermann, S.A., Wolmeyer, T., and Espinoza, R.E. Evidence of rapid adaptive evolution of physiological traits by introduced Mediterranean House Geckos. To be submitted to Functional Ecology.

Liwanag, H.E.M. and Davis Rabosky, A.R. Social aggregation and enhanced thermal responses in winter-huddling lizards (Xantusia vigilis). To be submitted to Functional Ecology.