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Dr. David Pistole

Dr. David PistoleContact Information
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B.S. - 1977 Anderson College
M.S. - 1980 Virginia Poly. Inst. And State University
Ph.D. - 1983 Indiana State University


Physiological ecology of vertebrates, evolutionary ecology of vertebrate energetics, and parasite (helminth) ecology


My main area of interest is the physiological ecology of animals. I am currently studying the effects of stressors such as metals or salinity on the metabolism of a variety of fish species. I am collaborating with Dr. John Peles of Penn State on many of these studies.

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Peles, J.D, D.H. Pistole, and M. Moffe. 2012. Influence of cadmium concentration and length of exposure on metabolic rate an gill Na+/K+ ATPase activity of golden shiners (Notemigonus crysoleucas). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 156 (2012) 24–28.

Peles, J.D, D.H. Pistole, and M. Moffe. 2012. Time-specific and population-level differences in physiological responses of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) and golden shiners (Notemigonus crysoleucas) exposed to copper. Aquatic Toxicology 109 (2012) 222– 227.

Pistole, D.H., J.D. Peles, and K. Taylor. 2008. Influence of metal concentrations, percent salinity, and length of exposure on the metabolic rate of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 148: 48–52.

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.