Randall W. Davis

Randall W. Davis

Regents Professor

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Physiology & behavior of marine birds and mammals, especially species inhabiting polar waters.


B.S., (Biology, High Honors), University of California, Riverside, 1974
Ph.D., (Physiology), University of California, San Diego, 1980

Courses Taught

Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals (MARB 401)   
Coastal Marine Biology of Alaska (MARB 415)
Comparative Animal Physiology (MARB 420)

Recent Publications

Davis RW, Weihs D. (2007) Locomotion in deep diving elephant seals: Physical and physiological constraints. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 362:2141-2150.
Davis RW, Jaquet N, Gendron D, Bazzino G, Markaida U, Gilly W. (2007) Diving behavior of sperm whales in relation to the behavior of their main prey, jumbo squid in the Gulf of California, Mexico.  Marine Ecology Progress Series  333:291-302.
Davis RW, Polasek L, Watson RR, Fuson A, Williams TM, Kanatous SB. (2004) The diving paradox: New insights into the role of the dive response in air-breathing vertebrates. Journal Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 138:263-268.
Davis RW, Fuiman LA, Williams TM, Horning M, Hagey W. (2003) Classification of Weddell seal dives based on three-dimensional movements and video recorded observations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264:109-122.
Davis RW, Fuiman L, Williams TM, Collier S, Hagey W, Kanatous, SB, Kohin S, Horning M. (1999) Hunting behavior of marine mammal beneath the Antarctic fast-ice.  Science 283:993-996.