The Secor Laboratory of Evolutionary and Integrative Physiology

at the University of Alabama

 

In the News

 

Over the years work in my lab has been publicizied in newpapers, magazines, radio, and documentaries. Our expertise in digestive physiology, energetics, and the biology of snakes has lead to interviews, feature film consulting, and more recently in TV productions on the introduction of python into the Everglades.

 

1997

Scientific consultant, 'Anaconda', Columbia Pictures.

 

1998

 

Scientific consultant on camera, Jackie Bibby setting world record for sitting in bath tub with rattlesnakes, Guinness Prime Time, Fox.

 

2006

 

Filming in Everglades and in my laboratory at University of Alabama and interview on the encounter of a Burmese python and alligator in the Everglades National Park. Explorer episode "Python vs. Gator", National Geographic.

 

2007

 

Filming in central Florida and interview on the encounter of a Burmese python and alligator in the Everglades National Park. "Python Invasion in the Everglades", Tigress Production, UK.

 

2007

 

Filming in my laboratory at the University of Alabama and interview on the adaptive features of the python gut. Daily Plant series, Discovery Channel Canada

 

2008

 

Filming in my laboratory at the University of Alabama and interview on the adaptive features of the python gut and use of pythons to test the hypothesis of the energetic advantage of cooking food for human evolution. Evolve series "Guts", History Channel

 

2009

 

Filming in my laboratory at the University of Alabama and interview on the introduction of Burmese pythons into the Everglades National Park, produced by Nigel Marven and Image Impact. Shown on Nature Channel as "Invasion of the Giant Python", 02/21/2010

 

2009

 

Interview on radio by Spud McConnell (7/15) regarding the establishment of pythons in the Everglades and the attempts to remove them, station WWL, New Orleans.

 

2010

 

Filming in my laboratory at the University of Alabama and interview on testing the hypothesis of the energetic advantage of cooking food for human evolution by BBC. Shown on BBC as "Did Cooking Make us Human", 03/02/2010