Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
M.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
B.S., Biology, Central Washington University
In addition to being a member of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, my research
involves investigating the diverse ways in which organisms interact with their environment.
Most of the work that I do is at the interface between behavioral and physiological
ecology. I also serve as the Curator of Herpetology in the David H. Snyder Museum
of Zoology (Austin Peay State University). My personal website is http://cmgienger.com/
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Animal Energetics and Thermal Biology
Gienger, C.M., N.A. Dochtermann, and C.R. Tracy. 2019. Detecting trends in body size: Empirical and statistical requirements for intra-specific
analyses. Current Zoology 65(5):493-497.
Gienger, C.M. and E. Urdiales. 2017. Individual and thermal influences on standard metabolism in Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 16(2):159-163.
Gienger, C.M., M.L. Brien, C.R. Tracy, S.C. Manolis, G.J.W. Webb, R.S. Seymour, and
K.A. Christian. 2017. Ontogenetic comparisons of standard metabolism in three species of crocodilians. PLoS ONE 12(2):e0171082.
Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, and K.A. Nagy. 2014. Life in the lizard slow-lane: Gila
monsters have low rates of energy use and water flux. Copeia 2014(2):279-287.
Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, and L.C. Zimmerman. 2013. Thermal responses to feeding
in a secretive and specialized predator (Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum). Journal of Thermal Biology 38(3):143-147.
Gienger, C.M., C.R. Tracy, M.L. Brien, S.C. Manolis, G.J.W. Webb, R.S. Seymour, and
K.A. Christian. 2012. Energetic costs of digestion in Australian crocodiles. Australian
Journal of Zoology 59(6): 416-421
Gienger, C.M. and D.D. Beck. 2011. Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus) use thermal and structural cues to choose overwintering hibernacula. Canadian Journal
of Zoology 89: 1084-1090.