E. Robert Donovan
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of California Riverside Department of Biology


Contact information

Dr. Edward Robert Donovan
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
email: edwardd@ucr.edu
office: Spieth 2378
lab: Spieth 2118
lab phone: 951-827-4030



Current Research

Neuromuscular anatomy and kinematics of flight in hummingbirds

Dr. Douglas Altshuler's Lab

Past Research

Skeletal morphology and the effects of parturition on pelvic bones

Artificial selection for increased metabolic rate in mice

Locomotor energetics in lizards.





Wone, B., M.W. Sears, M.K. Labocha, E.R. Donovan, and J.P. Hayes. 2009. Genetic variances and covariances of aerobic metabolic rates in mice. Procedeeding of the Royal Society B. published online 5 August 2009. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0980. pdf

Schutz, H., Donovan, E.R. and Hayes, J.P. 2009. Effects of Parity on Pelvic Shape Dimorphism in Mus. Journal of Morphology 270 (7): 834-842. pdf

Donovan, E.R. and T.T. Gleeson. 2008. Scaling the duration of activity relative to body mass results in similar locomotor performance and metabolic costs in lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 3258-3265. pdf

Donovan, E.R. and T.T. Gleeson. 2006. Metabolic support of moderate activity differs from patterns seen following extreme behavior in the desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79: 370-388. pdf

Donovan, E.R. and T.T. Gleeson. 2001. Evidence for facilitated lactate uptake in lizard skeletal muscle. Journal of Experimental Biology 204: 4099-4106. pdf