Staff profile - Bill Buttemer

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Prof Bill Buttemer

Position: Honorary Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Life & Env. Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Research interests

Physiological examination of life history tradeoffs

Animal longevity from an evolutionary physiology perspective

Immune/endocrine/nutritional interactions with aerobic performance

Thermal physiology of animals

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Representative Publications

Buttemer, W.A., Addison, B.A. & Astheimer, W.A. 2015. Lack of seasonal and moult-related stress modulation in an opportunistically breeding bird: the white-plumed honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus). Horm. & Behav. (in press).

Montgomery, M., Hulbert, A.J. & Buttemer, W.A. (2011) The long life of birds: The rat-pigeon comparison revisited. PLoS One 6(8): e24138.

Buttemer, W.A., Abele, D. & Costantini, D. (2010) From bivalves to birds: Oxidative stress and longevity. Functional Ecology 24:971-983.

Buttemer, W.A., H. Battam & A.J. Hulbert. 2008. Fowl play and the price of petrel: long-living Procellariiformes have peroxidation-resistant membranes compared with short-living Galliformes. Biology Letters 4:351-354.

Buttemer, W.A., S. Warne, C. Bech, and L.B. Astheimer. 2008. Testosterone effects on avian aerobic performance: facts and artefacts. Comp. Biochem. Physiol A 150:204-210.

Hulbert, A. J., R. Pamplona, S. Buffenstein, & W. A. Buttemer. 2007. Life and death: metabolic rate, membrane composition, and life span of animals. Physiological Review 87:1173-1213.

Buttemer, W.A. & W.R. Dawson. 1993. Temporal pattern of foraging and microhabitat use by Galapagos marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus. Oecologica 96:56-64.

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