Seasonal Differences in the Physiology of Wild Life Ruminants
Dr Walter Arnold graduated from Ludwig-Maximillians-University Munich with a PhD in Zoology in 1986. Afterwards, he worked for several research institutes, including the Max-Planck-Institute and the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since 1995, he has been teaching as a professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, while also directing the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology. For the last seven years, he has been the Head of the Department for Integrative Biology and Evolution at the same university.
His research is focused on topics from the ecology-physiology nexus to seasonal acclimatisation and many others in between. Some of Dr Arnold’s research includes work on the effect of essential fatty acid uptake on hibernation and energy requirements, food and seasonal adaption in red deer as well as stress and its impacts on fecundity in female brown hares. Furthermore, Walter Arnold worked as a reviewer for 38 journals and has been invited to presentations at academic conferences in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Australia.
At the ISRP 2019, Dr Arnold will give his lecture on “Seasonal differences in the physiology of wildlife ruminants” during the session on “Ruminants and Comparative Physiology”.