Theodore Garland, Jr., Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist specializing in exercise behavior, physiology, and genetics. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at UC Riverside. Garland is also the Director of IDEA, the UCR Institute for the Development of Educational Applications.
Garland earned his doctorate at the University of California, Irvine, then conducted postdoctoral training at the University of Washington. After this, he served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 14 years, before moving to UCR in 2001.
On Adaption and Plasticity
Garland can speak about how animals adapt to physiological and environmental challenges.
On Evolution of Animals
Garland can speak about how animals have changed (genetically) across generations. His research focuses on lizards, snakes, and small mammals, but translates to larger animals.
On Evolutionary Physiology
Garland is an expert in evolutionary physiology, which is the study of how and why the way organisms work has changed over time.
On Genetics of Behavior
Garland can speak about the genetic mechanisms that underlie animal behavior.