Esa Hohtola

Esa Hohtola


Emeritus professor of animal physiology

82 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 2674 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 465 citations. The author has a h-index of 29.00. (Google Scholar)


My main research interest is on thermal adaptation and energetics in endotherms (birds, mammals). Focus areas include metabolic physiology of small passerines in winter, muscle thermogenesis and also, through collaboration, energetics of genetically modified mouse disease-models.

Research interests

  • Ecophysiology
  • Energetics
  • Thermophysiology
  • Avian physiology
  • Muscle thermogenesis
  • Electromyography
  • Genetically modified mouse models and their thermobiology

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • National ethics committee for the use of animals in research 2006-2018
  • Ornithological society of Northern Ostrobothnia, chair 2017-2018

Thesis supervisions

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