Meta M. Landys Instructor

I am an environmental physiologist with a particular interest in how hormones support behavior and physiology in free-living birds, both within the context of their natural life-history cycle and life-history strategy. In past projects, I have investigated the role of the stress hormone corticosterone in the support of avian migration. I have also examined the endocrinological underpinnings of territorial aggression, memory formation, and anxiogenic behavior in woodland passerines.

Currently, I serve as an Instructor of undergraduate and graduate-level courses, both on-campus and through Oregon State’s Ecampus distance education program. Given my background and interest in physiology, many of my courses have a physiological focus, e.g., I enjoy helping students explore the diverse physiological solutions that animals employ to survive and reproduce in their natural habitats.
Office Room Number: 3029 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis OR 97331



Courses Taught

Z 423, IB 523 : Environmental Physiology
BI 212 : Principles of Biology
BI 311 : Genetics
BI 319 : Critical Thinking and Communications in the Life Sciences