People

Clare Stawski
Lab Leader

My area of research expertise includes conservation animal physiology and ecology. Throughout my research career I have focussed on what physiological and behavioural traits are important for animals to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Along with my current position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2017-), my professional experience includes a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow from the Australian Research Council (2016-2017) and two postdoctoral research fellowships undertaken in Australia (2013-2015) and Poland (2011-2012).

Clare Stawski
Current members
Silje Huse Skauge
Masters candidate (2021- ) 
Effect of huddling on torpor variables in bats.
Helene Hannestad
 Masters candidate (2020- )
Changes in glucocorticoids in bats in response to handling and seasonality. 
Mari Aas Fjelldal
PhD candidate (2019- )
The physiological and ecological challenges faced by small bats in summer.
Rune Sørås
PhD candidate (2018- )
Physiological differences of bats along a latitudinal gradient.
Past members
Luc Kieffer
MSc (2019-2020)
Environmental pollutants found in bats from different populations and how they affect physiological traits.
Karoline Hansen Skåra
MSc (2018-2020)
Thermal physiology and energetics of whiskered bats.
Anneli Steen Johansen
MSc (2018-2020)
Differences in cortisol levels between wild and captive juvenile Arctic Fox.
Håvard Hald
MSc (2017-2019)
Cortisol measurements in female whiskered bats (Myotis mystacinus) during an extraordinarily warm and dry Norwegian summer.
Melissa Chenery
Honours (2017-2018)
The behaviour and physiology of the little forest bat (Vespadelus vulturnus) during winter.
Cassie Parker
Honours (2016-2017)
Behaviour and physiology of yellow-footed antechinus during the reproductive season.