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Kent A. Hatch

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Brigham Young UniversityM.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison


I consider myself primarily a physiological ecologist. I have a variety of research interests that focus on the application of stable isotope technology to questions of physiological and ecological interest. My students and I have used stable isotopes to investigate the diet of black bears in Utah, the migration of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) in the Far East, the effect of evaporation on the oxygen and hydrogen isotopic signatures of songbird feathers and the effect of fasting on the carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures of lizards.

I also have become involved and interested in the application of stable isotope methods to diagnosing and understanding anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.


Physiological Ecology, Stable Isotope Research


  • Co-author, articles in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Biological Conservation, Oecologia, the Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Integrative and Comparative Biology and Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics.