Insect Ecophysiology Lab

Michael Dillon
Zoology and Physiology
Program in Ecology
University of Wyoming

Selected Publications

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.

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