Dr Rod Wilson in the lab

Dr Rod Wilson in the lab

Dr Rod Wilson
Professor of Integrative Animal Physiology


I am a comparative physiologist and my research uses multi-disciplinary approaches, from transcriptomics to social behaviour, to provide a more holistic understanding of homeostasis in animals, with a particular focus upon fish. This includes studies of how anthropogenic and natural environmental changes impact upon physiology and behaviour, but also the reverse process - how animal physiology can influence the global environment, for example via ocean biogeochemical cyles. I am Academic Lead for the 11 academics and their teams within the Environmental Biology research group in Biosciences.


1985-1989 PhD in Fish Physiology and Ecotoxicology, University of Birmingham
1982-1985 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham


2016-present Professor of Integrative Animal Physiology, Biosciences, CLES, University of Exeter

2009-2016 Associate Professor, Biosciences, CLES, University of Exeter

2000-2009 Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter

1993-1995 Wellcome Trust RA, School of Biosciences, University of Manchester

1990-1992 NSERC RA, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Canada

1989-1990 NERC RA, Department of Physiology, University of Birmingham

Contact details

Internal tel4652
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724652
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

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