Bill Karasov, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, was awarded the 2010 August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship of the Comparative and Evolutionary Section of the American Physiological Society (APS). The lectureship is awarded a distinguished scientist who has made major and meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section of the APS. It is the most prestigious award given by the section.
Karasov will deliver his lecture, titled “Digestive physiology: A view from molecules to ecosystem,” at the organization’s meeting in Anaheim, CA, on April 24-28. He will also be recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Luncheon and Business Meeting. Karasov’s research focuses on the physiological ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly the ecological implications of how they process energy, nutrients and toxins.