Sheldon Cooper Ph.D.


Professor

Department of Biology & Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8640
Phone: (920)424-7091
Fax:(920)424-1101
Email: cooper@uwosh.edu

 

Education

Teaching

  • BIOLOGY 212: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
    Download 2010 course syllabus as a pdf
  • BIOL 367/567: Field Ornithology (Pigeon Lake Field Station)
    Dowload 2008 syllabus as a pdf
  • BIOLOGY 319/519: GENERAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
    Download 2009 course syllabus as a pdf
  • BIOL 766: ADVANCED TOPICS – Animal Ecological Physiology
  • BIOL 766: ADVANCED TOPICS – Comparative Developmental Physiology

Pigeon Lake Photos

 

 

Research Interests

I am an animal ecological physiologist with research interests in animal thermoregulation and energetics. I am most interested in thermoregulation in songbirds. Most of my research deals with how small, nonmigratory songbirds can survive in winter in cold temperate regions. Winter birds undergo a possible suite of changes including physiological, morphological or physical, and behavioral adjustments that allow them to survive the short days and long nights of winter. My lab uses a combination of both field and lab techniques to address questions on this process of seasonal acclimatization in songbirds.

 

Selected Publications