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Meta M. Landys

Instructor
Department of Integrative Biology

Meta M. Landys

Instructor
Department of Integrative Biology

Background

Biography

I am an environmental physiologist with a particular interest in how hormones support behavior and physiology in free-living birds, both within the context of their natural life-history cycle and life-history strategy. In past projects, I have investigated the role of the stress hormone corticosterone in the support of avian migration. I have also examined the endocrinological underpinnings of territorial aggression, memory formation, and anxiogenic behavior in woodland passerines. Currently, I serve as an Instructor of undergraduate and graduate-level courses, both on-campus and through Oregon State’s Ecampus distance education program. Given my background and interest in physiology, many of my courses have a physiological focus, e.g., I enjoy helping students explore the diverse physiological solutions that animals employ to survive and reproduce in their natural habitats. Courses Taught Z 423, IB 523 : Environmental Physiology BI 212 : Principles of Biology BI 311 : Genetics Z 437, IB 537 : Vertebrate Endocrinology BI 319 : Critical Thinking and Communications in the Life Sciences