Paleophysiology

A long-term interest is in paleophysiology. Years ago I worked with C. Richard Tracy and J. Scott Turner on a biophysical analysis of heat transfer in sailed pelycosaurs (Dimetrodon). More recently Peter Ward and I have looked that the physiological and biogeographic consequences of changes in oxygen levels over the Phanerozoic. We also used a similar approach to evaluate how hypothetical "paleomountaineers" would have done on Mt. Everest over the Phanerozoic.

Huey Papers on Paleophysiology

1986. A biophysical analysis of possible thermoregulatory adaptation in sailed pelycosaurs, pp. 195-206. In: N. Hotton, III, P. D. MacLean, J. J. Roth, and E. C. Roth, eds., Ecology and Biology of Mammal-like Reptiles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. (third author, with C. R. Tracy and J. S. Turner).
2005. Hypoxia, global warming, and terrestrial Late Permian Extinctions. Science 308:398-401. (First author, with P. D. Ward).
2005. Climbing a triassic Mount Everest: Into thinner air. JAMA-Journal of the American Medial Association 294(14): 1761-1762. (First author, with P. D. Ward)

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