First Name   D. Ann
Last Name   Pabst
University or Association   University of North Carolina - Wilmington
City, State   Wilmington , NC
Position Professor, Biology and Marine Biology
Insitution of Highest Degree Duke University; Ph.D., 1989
Phone   work 910.962.7266
Expertise Sector Living Marine Resources
Area of Expertise Marine Mammals
Other Expertise
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Expertise Profile

 Dr. Pabst’s lab investigates how the mammalian body is functionally adapted to the marine environment. The lab has focused much of their work on musculoskeletal design and thermoregulatory function in cetaceans. They utilize stranded marine mammals in our research, and employ quantitative morphology techniques, image analysis, and new tools emerging from the field of biomechanics, to pose hypotheses about animal function. The marriage of anatomical and physiological studies has permitted us to gain insight into the evolution of marine mammals by helping to elucidate those morphological features required to survive in the aquatic environment.

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