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Enrico Landaeta Rezende

Enrico Landaeta Rezende

Finished Ph.D. in the EEOB Physiology Track summer 2005
(Enrico has gone to a fellowship position in Spain, but we are maintaining a web page here until he has a new one. His current contact information is at the bottom of this page.)

B.Sc. Licenciado en Ciencias con Mencion en Biologia, Universidad de Chile (1995-1998)

Ph.D. Comittee: Theodore Garland, Jr. (Major Professor), Mark Chappell, Kim Hammond

From Enrico's Ph.D. time at UCR: I am interested in animal physiology, especially energetics.  During the last six years I have been studying this topic in an ecological, comparative, and evolutionary context.  In small endotherms, which have been the major focus of my research, aerobic performance has been acknowledged as a major factor determining species distribution, patterns of activity, behavioral choices, and other biological properties.  Recent studies have reported that aerobic performance is indeed subject to natural selection, and studying how aerobic metabolism evolves may allow important insights for understanding physiological limits to whole-organism performance (e.g., locomotion, reproduction), patterns of geographic distribution, and the evolution of endothermy in birds and mammals.  My dissertation research employed the lines of house mice that have been selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running for over 50 generations by Ted Garland and his colleagues, and focused on metabolism and energetics during locomotion.


LOPEZ-CALLEJA M.V., M. SOTO-GAMBOA & E.L. REZENDE (2000) The role of gastrolites on feeding behavior and digestive efficiency in the Rufous-collared Sparrow. The Condor 102:465-469.

REZENDE E.L., I. SILVA-DURÁN, F.F. NOVOA & M. ROSENMANN (2001) Does thermal history affect metabolic plasticity?: a study in three Phyllotis species along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Thermal Biology 26:103-108.

REZENDE E.L. & F. BOZINOVIC (2001) Patterns of daily activity in the leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis darwini): effects of food availability. Journal of Arid Environments 47:95-100.

NESPOLO R.F., L.D. BACIGALUPE, E.L. REZENDE & F. BOZINOVIC (2001) When nonshivering thermogenesis equals maximum metabolic rate: thermal acclimation and phenotypic plasticity in bioenergetics of fossorial Spalacopus cyanus (Rodentia). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74:325-332.

REZENDE E.L., M.V. LOPEZ-CALLEJA & F. BOZINOVIC (2001) Standard and comparative energetics of a small avian herbivore (Phytotoma rara). The Auk 118:781-785.

REZENDE E.L., D.L. SWANSON, F.F. NOVOA & F. BOZINOVIC (2002) Passerines versus nonpasserines: so far, no statistical differences in avian energetics. Journal of Experimental Biology 205:101-107. [PDF file]

BUSTAMANTE D.M., R.F. NESPOLO, E.L. REZENDE & F. BOZINOVIC (2002) Dynamic thermal balance in small mammals: the interplay among ambient temperature, body size and behavior. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 75:396-404.

BACIGALUPE L.D., E.L. REZENDE, G. J. KENAGY & F. BOZINOVIC (2003) Activity and space use by degus: a trade-off between thermal conditions and food availability? Journal of Mammalogy 84:311-318.

CHAPPELL M.A., E.L. REZENDE & K.A. HAMMOND (2003) Age and aerobic performance in deer mice. Journal of Experimental Biology 206:1221-1231. [PDF file]

REZENDE E.L., & T. GARLAND, Jr. (2003) Comparaciones interespecíficas y métodos estadísticos filogenéticos. Pages 79-98 in F. Bozinovic, ed. Fisiología Ecológica & Evolutiva. Teoría y casos de estudios en animales. Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago. ISBN 956-14-0697-7 [PDF file]

REZENDE E.L., A. CORTÉS, L.D. BACIGALUPE, R.F. NESPOLO & F. BOZINOVIC (2003) Does ambient temperature constrain daily activity of the fossorial rodent Spalacopus cyanus? Journal of Arid Environments 55:63-74.

REZENDE E.L., F. BOZINOVIC, & T. GARLAND, Jr. (2004) Climatic adaptation and the evolution of basal and maximum rates of metabolism in rodents. Evolution 58:1361-1474. [PDF file]

CHAPPELL, M.A., T. GARLAND, Jr., E.L. REZENDE, and F.R. GOMES. (2004) Voluntary running in deer mice:  speed, distance, energy costs, and temperature effects. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:3839-3854.  [PDF file]
Article cited ‘Inside JEB’: VAN BERGEN Y (2004) Deer mice run for fun. J. Exp. Biol. 207 (22): ii.

REZENDE E.L., M.A. CHAPPELL, F.R. GOMES, J.L MALISCH & T. GARLAND, JR. (2005) Maximal metabolic rates during voluntary exercise, forced exercise, and cold exposure in house mice selectively bred for high wheel running. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:2447-2458.  [PDF file]

REZENDE E.L., F.R. GOMES, C.K. GHALAMBOR, G.A. RUSSELL & M.A. CHAPPELL (2005) An evolutionary frame of work to study physiological adaptation to high altitudes. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 78:323-336. [PDF file]

GARLAND T., JR, A.F. BENNETT & E.L. REZENDE (2005) Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:3015-3035.  [PDF file]

SYME, D.A., K. EVASHUK, B. GRINTUCH, E.L. REZENDE & T. GARLAND, JR. (2005) Contractile abilities of normal and “mini” triceps surae muscles from mice (Mus domesticus) selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Journal of Applied Physiology 99:1308-1316.  [PDF file]

GARLAND T., JR, A. F. BENNETT, and E. L. REZENDE. (2005) Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:3015-3035.  [PDF file]

REZENDE E.L., S.A. KELLY, F.R. GOMES, M.A. CHAPPELL & T. GARLAND, JR. (2006) Effects of size, sex and voluntary running speeds on costs of locomotion in lines of laboratory mice selected for high wheel-running activity. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79:83-99.  [PDF file]

REZENDE E.L., T. GARLAND, JR., M.A. CHAPPELL, J.L. MALISCH & F.R. GOMES. (2006) Maximum aerobic performance in lines of Mus selected for high wheel-running activity: effects of selection, oxygen availability, and the mini-muscle phenotype. Journal of Experimental Biology 209:115-127. [PDF file]

REZENDE, E. L., F. R. GOMES, J. L. MALISCH, M. A. CHAPPELL, and T. GARLAND, JR. (2006) Maximal oxygen consumption in relation to subordinate traits in lines of house mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Journal of Applied Physiology 101:477-485. [PDF file]

DIAZ, G. B., R. A. OJEDA, and E. L. REZENDE. (2006) Renal morphology, phylogenetic history and desert adaptation of South American hystricognath rodents. Functional Ecology 20:609-620. [PDF file]

MALISCH, J. L., W. SALTZMAN, F. R. GOMES, E. L. REZENDE, D. R. JESKE, and T. GARLAND, JR. (2007)  Baseline and stress-induced plasma corticosterone concentrations of mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80:146-156.  [PDF file]

REZENDE, E.L., J. E. LAVABRE, P. R. GUIMARAES, Jr., P. JORDANO, and J. BASCOMPTE. (2007) Non-random coextinctions in phylogenetically structured mutualistic networks. Nature 448:925-928. [PDF file]

REZENDE, E.L., P. JORDANO, and J. BASCOMPTE. (2007). Effects of phenotypic complementarity and phylogeny on the nested structure of mutualistic networks. Oikos 116:1919-1929. [PDF file]

GOMES, F. R., E. L. REZENDE, J. L. MALISCH, S. K. LEE, D. A. RIVAS, S. A. KELLY, C. LYTLE, B. B. YASPELKIS III, and T. GARLAND, Jr. 2009. Glycogen storage and muscle glucose transporters (GLUT-4) of mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:238-248. [PDF file]

REZENDE, E. L., K. A. HAMMOND, and M. A. CHAPPELL. 2009. Cold acclimation in Peromyscus: individual variation and sex effects in maximum and daily metabolism, organ mass and body composition. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:2795-2802. [PDF file]

REZENDE, E. L., F. R. GOMES, M. A. CHAPPELL, and T. GARLAND, Jr. (2009). Running behavior and its energy cost in mice selectively bred for high voluntary locomotor activity. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82:662-679. [PDF file]


Current Address:

Enrico L. Rezende
Departament de Genètica i de Microbiologia
Facultat de Biociències, Edifici Cn
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Telephone: +34 93 581 4705
Fax: +34 93 581 2387





Last updated 13 October 2009 by TG