Effects of alcohol and training on exercise performance and muscle recovery biochemistry in the brown anole (Anolis sagrei)

MaryClaire McGovern, Colby College

Document Type Honors Thesis (Open Access)


Locomotion in animals plays an essential role in many aspects of survival and successful fitness. An animal depends largely on locomotion to escape predation, feed successfully, avoid or endure aggressive encounters, attract mates, reproduce, and to simply move from place to place. Different species have evolved a variety of morphological and biochemical adaptations to facilitate specific forms of locomotion that enable individuals to move in ways that should maximize energy efficiency. Scientists who study exercise physiology and behavioral energetics have made interesting discoveries that further an understanding of these adaptations.