Wendy McFarlane

Wendy McFarlane, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Brownson hall, Rm 227B
Tuesday & Friday 11:00AM-12:00PM; Tuesday 1:30-2:30PM; Wednesday by appt.
1 (914) 798-2740

About Me

Wendy was raised and schooled in Canada, achieving a B.Sc. in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Fish Physiology.  In addition to her undergraduate course offerings, she mentors undergraduate students doing research on organisms from jellyfish to spiders to sea turtles. The bulk of her most recent research is focused on endangered sea turtles.  Wendy initially became interested in these species during a trip to help teach in a field school in the Caribbean island of Barbuda with Manhattanville colleague, Nancy Todd. Together, they developed a field course offered by Manhattanville and a research program on the islands’ biodiversity (including its turtles!).  Her background in animal physiology and marine biology was a perfect fit to begin working with the New York Marine Rescue Center in Riverhead, NY on the physiology and rehab of cold stunned sea turtles.  She has been volunteering as a Visiting Scientist with the rescue center for about 3 years and feels fortunate to have been involved in the ongoing satellite tagging of rehabilitated turtles that had stranded on NY beaches. 

Professional History
Associate Professor of Biology
Visiting Researcher
New York Marine Rescue Center
PreHealth Professions Advisory Committee
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Marine Biology, Bachelor of Science, University of Guelph
Fish Physiology, Ph.D., McMaster University
Fish Eco-telemetry , Postdoctoral Fellowship , University of Waterloo and University of British Columbia
Feature Publications

Research Paper October 08, 2021

Observing web damage response variability in Zygiella x-notata

BIOS. 91(2): 118-124

Research Paper

A Caribbean Eden recovers from Hurricane Irma

The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT), Vol. 14: 44-45

Research Paper

Development of an intelligent reasoning system to distinguish hunger states in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 62(1): 29-34

Research Paper

Creatine supplementation affects sprint endurance in juvenile rainbow trout

Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 130 (4): 857-866

Research Paper

. Short term effects of 3,5,3'- triiodothyronine on the intermediary metabolism of the dogfish shark Squalus acanthias: Evidence from enzyme activities

J. Exp. Zool. 274: 157-162