Eran Levin’s research brings together physiology ecology and nutrition to address questions regarding how form and function enable an organism's adaptation to changing environments at both ecological and evolutionary time scales. In his research he uses hypotheses-driven experimental testing of proximate mechanisms and species-level comparative physiology in both field and lab settings. Eran is firmly believes in the necessity of integrating across multiple scales of inquiry, from the broad scale of the natural ecological setting to the fine scale of molecular and biochemical mechanism focusing on animal models that display extreme adaptations, such as very high or very low metabolic rates and adaptation to extreme climate conditions.
Specific research interests are:
- Metabolic adaptations in nectar feeding animals
- The effect of environment and climate on the body lipids of animals
- Amino acids as fuel source for animals
- Extreme metabolic rates (high and low)
- Bats ecology and physiology
- Insect migration