Professor Barry Lovegrove

Professor Barry Lovegrove is a lecturer at the School of Life Sciences.

Position:   Lecturer
Qualifications:   PhD
Discipline:   Evolutionary Biology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
 Research Areas:   Evolutionary physiology, evolution of endothermy and evolution of adaptive heterothermy (torpor and hibernation).
 Recent Publications:   Lovegrove, B.G., K.D. Lobban, and D.L. Levesque, Mammal survival at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary: metabolic homeostasis in prolonged tropical hibernation in tenrecs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2014. 281(1796): p. Article number: UNSP 20141304.
Lovegrove, B.G., The influence of climate on the basal metabolic rate of small mammals: a slow-fast metabolic continuum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 2003. 173: p. 87-112.
Lovegrove, B.G., The zoogeography of mammalian basal metabolic rate. American Naturalist, 2000. 156(2): p. 201-219.
Lovegrove, B.G., The evolution of endothermy in Cenozoic mammals: A plesiomorphic-apomorphic continuum. Biological Reviews, 2012. 87: p. 128-162.
Lovegrove, B.G., Cool sperm: why some placental mammals have a scrotum. J. Evol. Biol., 2014. 27(5): p. 801-814.


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