Marion Preest
Interim Dean, Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology
Professor of Biology
 
Email: mpreest@kecksci.claremont.edu
Office: Keck Science Center 11
Phone: 909-607-8014
Office Hours: Thursday, 1:15-3:15
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:
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Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Stanhope, E., L. Ziegler, T. Haque, L. Le, M. Vinces, G. K. Davis, A. Zieffler, P. Brodfuehrer, M. Preest, J. Belisky, C. Umbanhowar, Jr., P. J. Overvoorde . (2017). Development of a Biological Science Quantitative Reasoning Exam (BioSQuaRE). CBE Life Sciences 16, DOI:10.1187/cbe.16-10-0301   : .
 
2.   Preest, M.R., M.J. Ward, T. Poon, and J.W. Hermanson . (2016). Chemical prey luring in Jackson’s chameleons. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   89(2): 110-117.
 
3.   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.
 
4.   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.
 
5.   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.
 
6.   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.
 
7.   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.
 
8.   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.
 
9.   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
 
10.   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
 
11.   Preest, M.R., D. Folk, and C.A. Beuchat . (2003). Decomposition of nitrogenous compounds by intestinal bacteria in hummingbirds. The Auk   120: 1091-1101.
 
12.   Meyer, V.M., M.R. Preest, and S.M. Lochetto . (2002). Physiology of original and regenerated lizard tails. Herpetologica   58: 75-86.
 
13.   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
 
14.   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
 
15.   Preest, M.R. and C.A. Beuchat . (1997). Ammonia excretion by hummingbirds. Nature   386: 561-562.
 
16.   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
 
17.   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.
 
18.   Preest, M.R . (1994). Sexual size dimorphism and feeding energetics in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Journal of Herpetology   28: 292-298.
 
19.   Preest, M.R . (1993). Mechanisms of growth rate reduction in acid-exposed larval salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum. Physiological Zoology   66: 686-707.
 
20.   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.
 
21.   Preest, M.R. . (1991). Energetic costs of prey ingestion in a scincid lizard, Scincella lateralis. Journal of Comparative Physiology B   161: 327-332.
 
22.   Preest, M.R. and F.H. Pough . (1989). Interaction of temperature and hydration on locomotion of toads. Functional Ecology   3: 693-699.