About Professor Frank Seebacher

I want to understand how different levels of organisation - from regulation of gene and protein expression to behaviour, interact to make animals successful (or otherwise) in variable environments.

I use techniques ranging from molecular biology, physiology, and behaviour to understand adaptation and plasticity of animals. I investigate how muscle function, cardiovascular physiology, and metabolism can influence the behaviour and ecology of animals. We use experimental studies, including breeding designs and pharmacological and genetic manipulations, to understand how trans- generational/developmental plasticity and reversible acclimation ("epigenetics") can render natural populations more resilient to changing climates.

Professor Seebacher is a researcher in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. For more information about Professor Seebacher, please refer to his Academic Profile Online.