Elizabeth Sherman, Ph.D.
I am interested in how animals work. I teach courses in animal
behavior, animal physiology, neurobiology, and human evolution.
For many years, I studied amphibian
physiological ecology. But about 15 years ago I learned to scuba
dive and I became very interested in coral reef biology.
My research is devoted to the study of
physiological and behavioral ecology of animals with particular
emphasis on the responses of animals to environmental stresses.
Any insights that we can gain into the ecological requirements of a
species benefit us all. Perhaps the insights seem small, but we may
not be able to anticipate how those insights will come to form a
crucial piece of the biodiversity puzzle in the future.
Frequently, I run a Coral Reef Biology Course that is held in the
Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. Students learn to scuba dive
and participate in on-going research on coral reef fish diversity.See video from