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Jennifer Burns

Affiliate Faculty

Marine Biology
Marine Mammals
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence
Integrated Science Building 202C
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1527
M. R. Shero, R. D. Andrews, K. C. Lestyk and J. M. Burns. 2012. Development of the aerobic dive limit and muscular efficiency in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology. 182(3):425-436.

J. P. Vasquez-Medina, N. O. Olguin-Monroy, A. P.D. Maldonado, Santamaria, M. Konigsberg, R. Elsner, M. O. Hammill, J. M. Burns and T. Zenteno-Savin. 2011. Maturation increases superoxide radical production without increasing oxidative damage in hooded seal skeletal muscle. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89:206-212.

Burns, J.M., K.C. Lestyk, N. Skomp, N. Bishop, M.O. Hammill. 2010. Development of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism in cardiac and skeletal muscles from harp (Pagophilus groenlandicus) and hooded (Cystophora cristata) seals. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213:740-748. doi: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/213/5/740.full.pdf

Prewitt, J.S., Freistroffer, D.V. Schreer, J.F., Hammill, M.O., Burns, J.M. 2010. Postnatal development of muscle biochemistry in nursing harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pups: Limitations to diving behavior? Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 180(5):757-66. doi: 10.1007/s00360‑010‑0448‑z

Savarese, D., and J.M. Burns. 2010. Interdisciplinary Studies of Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier. Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsii) use of the Bering Glacier habitat: implications for management. Ed. Edward Josberger and Robert Shuchman. :181-192. GSA Books, Special Paper 462,

  • Physiological Ecology
  • Zoology
  • Marine Biology
Current Research Projects
  • Developing new tools to study marine mammal behavior
  • Freshwater seals in Iliamna Lake: integrating traditional and western knowledge
  • Role of physiological constraint in acquisition of foraging ability in polar mammals
  • Role of micronutrients and iron during postnatal development
  • Overwinter behavior and physiology of Weddell Seals
  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence), University of Alaska Anchorage
  • ENRI (Environment and Natural Resources Institute), University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Institute of Marine Science, University of California Santa Cruz
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