Insect Ecophysiology Lab

Michael Dillon
Zoology and Physiology
Program in Ecology
University of Wyoming

Selected Publications

Woods, H.A., Dillon, M.E., and S. Pincebourde. In press. The roles of microclimate diversity and behavior in mediating the respones of ectotherms to climate change. Journal of Thermal Biology.

Rader, J.A., Dillon, M.E., Chesser, T., Sabat, P., and Carlos Martinez del Rio. In press. Morphological divergence in a continental adaptive radiation: South American ovenbirds of the genus Cinclodes. The Auk.

McDonald, D.B. and M.E. Dillon. In press. Temporal changes in dominance networks and other behavior sequences. In: Animal Social Networks: Perspectives and Challenges. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Wang, G., and M.E. Dillon. 2014. Recent convergence in diurnal and annual temperature cycling flattens global thermal profiles. Nature Climate Change. pdf

Vogt, J.R., Dillon, M.K., and M.E. Dillon. 2014. Tracheole investment does not vary with body size among bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) sisters. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry A 174:56-61. pdf

Dillon, M.E. and R. Dudley. 2014. Surpassing Mt. Everest: extreme flight performance fo alpine bumble-bees. Biology Letters 10(2):20130922. pdf

Dillon, M.E. and M.R. Frazier. 2013. Thermodynamics constrains allometric scaling of optimal development time in insects. PLoS ONE 8(12):e84308. pdf

Vogt, J.R. and M.E. Dillon. 2013. Allometric scaling of tracheal morphology among bumblebee sisters (Apidae: Bombus): compensation for oxygen limitation at large body sizes? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86(5): 576-587. pdf

Shaha, R.K., Vogt, J.R., Han, C.S., and M.E. Dillon. 2013. A micro-CT approach for determination of insect respiratory volume. Arthropod Structure and Development 42:437-442. pdf

Dillon, M.E., R. Liu, G. Wang, and R.B. Huey. 2012. Disentangling thermal preference and the thermal dependence of motion in ectotherms. Journal of Thermal Biology 37: 631-639. pdf

Dillon, M. E., Wang, G., and R. B. Huey. 2010. Global metabolic impacts of recent climate warming. Nature 467:704-706. pdf

Dillon, M. E., Wang, G., Garrity, P. A., and R. B. Huey. 2009. Thermal preference in Drosophila. Journal of Thermal Biology 34(3):109-119. pdf

Dillon, M. E., Cahn, L. R. Y. and R. B. Huey. 2007. Life history consequences of temperature transients in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:2897-2904. pdf

Dillon, M. E. and M. R. Frazier. 2006. Drosophila locomotion in cold, thin air. Journal of Experimental Biology 209:364-371. pdf

Dillon, M. E., Frazier, M. R. and R. Dudley. 2006. Into thin air: physiology and evolution of alpine insects. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:49-61. pdf

Dillon, M. E. and R. Dudley. 2004. Allometry of maximum vertical force production during hovering flight of neotropical orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini). Journal of Experimental Biology 207:417-425. pdf

Huey, R. B., X. Eguskitza, and M. E. Dillon. 2001. Mountaineering in thin air. R. C. Roach, P. D. Wagner, and P. H. Hackett, eds., Hypoxia 2001. pp. 225-236. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, N.Y. pdf

Dillon, M. E. and Fiano, J. 2000. Oviposition site selection by the tungara frog (Physalaemus pustulosus). Copeia 2000:883-885. pdf

Chai, P., Altshuler, D. L., Stephens, D. B. and M. E. Dillon. 1999. Maximal horizontal flight performance of hummingbirds: Effects of body mass and molt. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:145-155.

Last modified: Fri Oct 10, 2014