Carol Beuchat, PhD

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Carol Beuchat, PhD

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Carol Beuchat, PhD
Scientific Director, Institute of Canine Biology

Dr Carol Beuchat is a vertebrate biologist with broad expertise and research experience that encompasses physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution of every vertebrate group except fishes (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians).  She has over 30 years of experience working in both the field and the laboratory, asking questions about the interactions of animals with their environment and the mechanisms they use to cope with particular physiological challenges.  Her background in comparative biology and an interest in the biology of dogs motivated the formation of the Institute of Canine Biology as a means of bringing scientists studying various aspects of canine biology together with the dog breeders and owners who have vast collective experience and knowledge of dogs. The increasing number of genetic disorders in dogs are a huge concern for breeders, who lack the tools and resources to address these problems.  At the same time, there is a revolution in genetic research fueled by the discovery of the dog as a model animal in which to study genetic disease in humans.  The possibilities for fruitful interaction between the scientists and the dog breeders and owners are potentially endless.  

Carol sits on the Board of the Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project, and she is a member of the Species Survival Commission of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  She has an English Springer Spaniel from Finland named Finn.  

(Curriculum Vitae)

Selected Publications

Lacy RC and CA Beuchat 2012  Managing the genetic health of the Basenji Population.  The Basenji May-June 2012: 10-13.  (pdf)

Preest, M.R., D.G. Folk, and C.A. Beuchat.  2003.  Decomposition of nitrogenous compounds by intestinal bacteria in hummingbirds.  Auk 120: 1091-1101. 

Beuchat, CA  2002.  Kidney, Structure and Function.  In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals.  W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig, and J.G.M. Thewissen.  Elsevier Press.

Williams, E.E, B.S. Stewart, C.A. Beuchat, G.N. Somero, and J.R. Hazel.  2001.  Hydrostatic pressure and temperature effects on the molecular order of erythrocyte membranes from deep-, shallow-, and non-diving mammals.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 888-894.

Beuchat, C.A. and C.R. Chong.  1998.  Hyperglycemia in hummingbirds and its consequences for hemoglobin glycation.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 120A: 409-416.

Preest, M.R. and C.A. Beuchat.  1997.  Ammonia excretion by hummingbirds.  Nature 386:561-562.

Beuchat, C.A.  1993.  The scaling of concentrating ability in mammals.  Pages 259-279. In:  New Insightin Vertebrate Kidney Function.  J.A. Brown, R.J. Balment, and J.C. Rankin, eds.  Cambridge University Press.

Sweeney, T.E. and C.A. Beuchat.  1993.  Editorial Review: Limitations of methods of osmometry: measuring the osmolality of biological fluids.  American Journal of Physiology 264: R469-R480.