Danielle Levesque


🕸Ecology, 🐾 Wildlife

Levesque is an ecological and evolutionary physiologist who studies how flexibility in body temperature and metabolic rate evolved and how it allows animals to respond to changes in climate. Her lab studies hibernation, mammalian responses to heat, and the energetic costs of living in changing world. Visit Levesque’s biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Levesque balances time between teaching (50%) courses about thermal ecology, ecology, mammalogy, and environmental sciences, and research (50%) on evolutionary physiology, thermoregulatory biology, physiological ecology, hibernation and torpor, and mammals.

Appointment details

Levesque’s work is supported by:

  • School of Biology and Ecology at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Temperature, Humidity, and the Thermoregulatory Physiology of Small Mammals. Hatch project number ME021911.