Bruce C Jayne

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Bruce Jayne

Professor, Biological Sciences, Tenure-Track Faculty

821T Rieveschl Hall



Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1985 (Zoology).

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of complex systems that involve a combination of behavior, physiology and morphology. I believe that using a comparative, functional and experimental approach combined with an ecological perspective provides the rigor necessary for studying evolutionary adaptation. Most of my research has been on different aspects of locomotion and muscle function in snakes, fishes and lizards. Major methods used in my lab are the quantitative analysis of both motion (from high-speed video images) and in vivo patterns of muscle activity (from electromyography). I have also conducted field studies of reptiles. Click here for more details on my research interests, equipment & facilities.