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My research focuses on evolutionary issues involving the physiology, behavior, and ecology of ectotherms. I am especially interested in exploring patterns of physiological evolution over different time scales. My current research studies vulnerability of ectotherms to climate warming. Our analyses suggest that tropical ectotherms are especially vulnerable to climate warming, even though the rates of tropical warming are slower than in northern temperate and Arctic areas. We are currently revisiting former study areas in Puerto Rico and in the Kalahari (Kgalagadi) desert, searching for evidence that recent warming has (or has not) had an impact on lizards.
I also analyze data on Himalayan mountaineers. I'm applying the analytical tools of evolutionary biology to study patterns of success and of death on the great peaks.
Raymond B. Huey (A.B. Honors in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 1966; M.A. Zoology, University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D. Harvard, Biology, 1975).
At the University of Washington since 1977, promoted to Professor in 1984, retired in 2014. Honors include Miller Research Fellow, Past-President American Society of Naturalists, J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, Member American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Member Washington State Academy of Science. Chair of Biology (2008-2011)