Marion Preest
Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology
Professor of Biology
 
Email: mpreest@kecksci.claremont.edu
Office: Keck Science Center 12
Phone: 909-607-8014
Office Hours: Thu 1:30-3:30
Web Site: http://faculty.jsd.claremont.edu/mpreest
   
Educational Background:
B.Sc. (Hons): University of Otago, New Zealand
MS: Cornell University
Ph.D: Cornell University
Courses Taught:
Comparative Physiology (BIO 132)
Vertebrate Physiology (BIO 131) - Lab only
Intro Bio - BIO 43L
Intro Bio - BIO 44L
Concepts in Biology - BIO 57L
Animal Physiological Ecology (BIO 166)
Herpetology (BIO 187)
Research Interests:
Comparative animal physiology
Animal energetics and metabolism
Osmoregulatory physiology of hummingbirds
Ionoregulation and acid-tolerance in fish
Muscle physiology
Thesis Topics:
 
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Mendelson, J.R., III, J.B. Pramuk, R. Gagliardo, A. Pessier, B.B. Rothermel, K.C. Zippel, C. Bevier, M.R. Preest, and B. Crother . (2009). Considerations and recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Herpetological Review   40: 142-144.
 
2.   Mendelson, J.R., III, J.B. Pramuk, R. Gagliardo, A. Pessier, B.B. Rothermel, K.C. Zippel, C. Bevier, M.R. Preest, and B. Crother . (2009). Amphibian Recommendations. Science and Children   46(8): 8.
 
3.   Preest, M.R. and A. Cree . (2008). Corticosterone treatment has subtle effects on thermoregulatory behavior and raises metabolic rate in the New Zealand common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   81(5): 641-650.
 
4.   Preest, M.R. and A. Cree . (2008). Corticosterone treatment has subtle effects on thermoregulatory behavior and raises metabolic rate in the New Zealand common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. . Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   81 (5): 641-650.
 
5.   Preest, M.R., C.L. Tyrrell, and A. Cree . (2005). ACTH-induced stress response during pregnancy in a viviparous gecko: No observed effect on offspring quality. Journal of Experimental Zoology   303A: 823-835.
 
6.   Preest, M.R., R. J. Gonzalez, and R. Wilson . (2005). A pharmacological examination of Na+ and Cl- transport in two species of freshwater fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   78: 259-272.
 
7.   Cree, A, C.L. Tyrrell, M.R. Preest, D. Thorburn, and L.J. Guillette, Jr . (2003). Protecting embryos from stress: corticosterone effects and the corticosterone response to capture and confinement during pregnancy in a live-bearing lizard (Hoplodactylus maculatus). General and Comparative Endocrinology   134: 316-329. Abstract Article
 
8.   Preest, M.R. and F.H. Pough . (2003). Effects of body temperature and hydration state on organismal performance of toads, Bufo americanus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   76: 229-239. Abstract Article
 
9.   Preest, M.R., D. Folk, and C.A. Beuchat . (2003). Decomposition of nitrogenous compounds by intestinal bacteria in hummingbirds. The Auk   120: 1091-1101.
 
10.   Meyer, V.M., M.R. Preest, and S.M. Lochetto . (2002). Physiology of original and regenerated lizard tails. Herpetologica   58: 75-86.
 
11.   Beuchat, C.A., M.R. Preest, and E.J. Braun . (1999). Glomerular and medullary architecture in the kidney of Anna's hummingbird. Journal of Morphology   240: 95-100. Abstract Article
 
12.   Gonzalez, R.J. and M.R. Preest . (1999). Ionoregulatory specializations for exceptional tolerance of ion-poor acidic waters in the neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   72: 156-163. Abstract Article
 
13.   Preest, M.R. and C.A. Beuchat . (1997). Ammonia excretion by hummingbirds. Nature   386: 561-562.
 
14.   Pough, F.H., M.R. Preest, and M.H. Fusari. . (1997). Prey-handling and the evolutionary ecology of sand-swimming lizards (Lerista: Scincidae). Oecologia   112: 351-361. Abstract Article
 
15.   Grimmond, N.M., M.R. Preest, and F.H. Pough . (1994). Energetic costs of feeding on different kinds of prey for the lizard Chalcides ocellatus. Functional Ecology   8: 17-21.
 
16.   Preest, M.R . (1994). Sexual size dimorphism and feeding energetics in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Journal of Herpetology   28: 292-298.
 
17.   Preest, M.R . (1993). Mechanisms of growth rate reduction in acid-exposed larval salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum. Physiological Zoology   66: 686-707.
 
18.   Preest, M.R., D.G. Brust, and M.L. Wygoda . (1992). Cutaneous water loss and the effects of temperature and hydration state on aerobic metabolism of canyon treefrogs, Hyla arenicolor. Herpetologica   48: 210-219.
 
19.   Preest, M.R. . (1991). Energetic costs of prey ingestion in a scincid lizard, Scincella lateralis. Journal of Comparative Physiology B   161: 327-332.
 
20.   Preest, M.R. and F.H. Pough . (1989). Interaction of temperature and hydration on locomotion of toads. Functional Ecology   3: 693-699.