Vance A. Tucker, Professor Emeritus of Zoology  

Vance A. Tucker

Vance Tucker is interested in comparative physiology, particularly the energetics of locomotion, and the interactions between an organism's natural environment and its respiratory and circulatory systems. Much of his research has dealt with the aerodynamics and energetics of avian flight, and has also included work on mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. He is particularly interested in those aspects of physiology that can be described in physical or physical-chemical terms, usually involving math ematical models. Examples of such subjects are: energy storage by stretched elastic structures in running animals, wave making by insects swimming on water surfaces and heat exchange in animals entering into and arousing from hibernation.

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1963
M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1960
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1958

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Organismal Biology and Behavior