Dr. Agnès Lewden

Dr. Agnès Lewden


I am an eco-physiologist specialized in bird energetics previously focused on metabolism and thermoregulation in cold condition with passerine wintering in Canada and penguin spending foraging trip in cold water.

My new project aim to understand energy expenditure during flight related to muscle activity.

I did my Masters at the University of Rimouski (Canada) in 2009. I studied the winter acclimatization in Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus L.) in free-living condition. I developed a keen interest for endotherm species living in cold conditions. Therefore, I have worked as a biologist for 15 months in the French scientific station "Dumont d’Urville" in Terre Adelie (Antarctica). Then, I completed my Ph.D degree under a three-year doctoral fellowship funded by the French Ministry of Education and Research studying the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) thermoregulation strategies and the energetic consequences.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>