Heath MacMillan

Carleton University

The MacMillan Lab studies how and why temperature sets limits to individual performance, and how differences in thermal tolerance among individuals, populations, and species arise. In other words, why can one species survive a canadian winter while another cannot?

By integrating observations at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and whole animal levels we strive to build and test conceptual models that can explain thermal limits. Using these models as a backbone for new questions, we study the mechanisms that allow for the wide variation in thermal tolerance we observe in nature.

Sign up to customise the site to your preferences and to receive alerts

Register here

We want to make our website, and the services we provide, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information called cookies on the device you used to access the internet. If you continue to use this website we will assume you are happy to accept our cookies.