Randall W. Davis


Randall W. Davis
Regents Professor

Galveston Campus
Bld# 3029, Office 246

(409) 740-4712
(409) 740-5002 Fax

Marine Biology
Marine Biology Graduate Program (MARB IDP)

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

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

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.