Santa Clara University

Phone: 408 551-3088
Fax: 408 554-2710
Location: Alumni Science Hall
Room number: 234

David McMillan



Ph. D. -Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, February 2010
Dissertation: Functional Consequences of acute thermal stress in the western fence
lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis

B.S. Santa Clara University, December 2001


BIOL 19 - Biology for Teachers
BIOL 21 - Introduction to Physiology

BIOL 23 - Investigations in Evolution and Ecology
BIOL 156 - Ecology


McMillan, D. M., S. L. Fearnley, N. E. Rank and E. P. Dahlhoff. 2005. Natural temperature variation affects larval survival, development, and Hsp70 expression in a leaf beetle. Functional Ecology, 19, 844-852.

Rank, N.E, D.A. Bruce, D.M. McMillan, C. Barclay, and E.P. Dahlhoff. 2007 Phosphoglucose isomerase genotype affects running speed and heat shock protein expression after exposure to extreme temperatures in a montane willow beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210, 750-764.

Dahlhoff, E.P., Fearnley, S.L., Bruce, D.A., Gibbs, A.G., Stoneking, R., McMillan, D.M., Deiner, K., Smiley, J.T., Rank, N.E. 2008. Effects of temperature on physiology and reproductive success of a montane leaf beetle: Implications for persistence of native populations enduring climate change. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 81(6), 718-732.

McMillan, D.M. and D.J. Irschick. 2010. Experimental Test of Predation and Competition Pressures on the Green Anole in varying Structural Habitats. Journal of Herpetology, 44(2), 272-278.

McMillan, D.M., D.J. Irschick and B.B. Rees. Geographic variation in maximum sprint speed and Hsp70 abundance in populations of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis. In Review

McMillan, D.M., K.A. Powers, W.E. Knott, J. Davila, K.B. Miller, J.S. Edgerly. Choreography of silk spinning by embiopterans reflects lifestyle and hints at phylogeny (Class Insecta). In Review.