Franklin H Bronson

Professor Emeritus
Department of Integrative Biology

Phone: 512-471-3807

Office Location
PAT 102

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
2415 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Research Summary: 

Dr. Bronson's research focuses on the environmental regulation of mammalian reproduction. He is interested in the kinds of envionmental factors that can regulate reproduction and the neuroendocrine pathways that allow them to do so. He is particularly interested in seasonal breeding, the energetic regulation of reproduction, and the use of photoperiod as a predictive cue. He also has strong interests in mammalian social behavior.


Bronson, F.H. , 2001. Puberty in female mice is not correlated with increases in either body fat or leptin. Endocrinology ,

Bronson, F.H. , 2001. Seasonal variation in conception in humans.In Primate Seasonality: Insights Into Hominid Evolution (D.K. Brockman and C.P. van Schaik, eds) Cambridge University Press.,

Bronson, F.H. , 2000. Puberty and energy reserves; a walk on the wild side. In Reproduction in Context (K. Wallen and J. Schneider, eds). MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 15-34.,

Bronson, F.H. , 1998. Rodents. In Encyclopedia of Reproduction (E. Knobil and J.D. Neill, eds) Raven Press pp 282-289.,

Bronson, F.H. , 1998. Energy balance and ovulation: small cages vs. natural habitats. Reprod., Fertility and Develop. 10: 127-137.,

Bronson, F.H. , 1998. Global patterns of reproduction. In Encyclopedia of Reproduction (E. Knobil and J.D. Neill, eds) Raven Press pp 452-460.,

Bronson, F.H. , 1998. Do small voles require less food than large voles? Can. J. Zool. 76: 414-418.,