(Posted October 27, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Brian McNab, professor of zoology at the University of Florida, will speak at Juniata College on "The Comparative Energetics of Birds and Mammals" at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in room 1098 in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

McNab is the author of "The Physical Ecology of Vertebrates: A View from Energetics."

McNab's area of expertise centers on Pacific island birds, many of which are on endangered species lists. One of his most recent research projects studied the bird of paradise species. McNab studies how birds and mammals use energy and how energy expenditure affects their evolution and survival.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.