David A. Rintoul
Manhattan, Kansas
(Was on sabbatical at the University of Utah in 2005)

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Associate Professor
Associate Director, Division of Biology
B.A., University of Kansas 1972
Ph.D. 1978, Stanford University Cellular Physiology
Lipid metabolism in hibernating marmots; lipid metabolism in migratory birds

In the spring of 2005 I took a sabbatical semester in the University of Utah laboratory of Jim Ehleringer, learning how to analyze the stable isotope composition of bird feathers. I analyzed feathers (Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel) from our local MAPS banding project, and I think that the information and insights gained will be very useful in the developing research area concerned with using feather isotopic compositions as indicators of bird migratory behavior.

Utah is a lovely state, with many opportunities for birdwatching and bird photography. I am honored to be included in the company of the excellent photographers and birders of Utah. I also hope that any of you who want to visit Kansas will contact me so that I can repay some of the kindnesses shown to me while I was visiting and enjoying the natural beauties of Utah.

Equipment: Canon 5D or 10D digital SLR, typically with a Canon 400 mm f/4.5 telephoto lens.
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