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Researcher: Clark, TD (Dr Timothy Clark)

Fields of Research

Animal Behaviour
Animal Physiological Ecology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Applied Ethics
Global Change Biology
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Fish Physiology and Genetics

Research Objectives

Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Climate and Climate Change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A novel technique for estimating the compact myocardium in fishes reveals surprising results for an athletic air-breathing fish, the Pacific tarpon; Journal of Fish Biology
A physiological comparison of three techniques for reviving sockeye salmon exposed to a severe capture stressor during upriver migration; Conservation Physiology
A synthesis of tagging studies examining the behaviour and survival of anadromous salmonids in marine environments; PLoS ONE
Aerobic scope does not predict the performance of a tropical eurythermal fish at elevated temperatures; Journal of Experimental Biology
Aerobic scope increases throughout an ecologically relevant temperature range in coho salmon; Journal of Experimental Biology
Aerobic scope measurements of fishes in an era of climate change: respirometry, relevance and recommendations; Journal of Experimental Biology
All puffed out: do pufferfish hold their breath while inflated?; Biology Letters
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Blood lactate loads of redthroat emperor Lethrinus miniatus associated with angling stress and exhaustive exercise; Journal of Fish Biology
Calibration of a hand-held haemoglobin analyser for use on fish blood; Journal of Fish Biology
Capacity for regeneration in crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci; Coral Reefs
Cardiac oxygen limitation during an acute thermal challenge in the European perch: effects of chronic environmental warming and experimental hyperoxia; American Journal of Physiology
Cardiac reflexes in a warming world: thermal plasticity of barostatic control and autonomic tones in a temperate fish; Journal of Experimental Biology
Cardiorespiratory collapse at high temperature in swimming adult sockeye salmon; Conservation Physiology
Cardiorespiratory performance and blood chemistry during swimming and recovery in three populations of elite swimmers: adult sockeye salmon; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A
Cardiorespiratory physiology and swimming energetics of a high-energy-demand teleost, the yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi); Journal of Experimental Biology
Changes in cardiac output during swimming and aquatic hypoxia in the air-breathing Pacific tarpon; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A
Characterization of the hemoglobins of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B
Circulatory limits to oxygen supply during an acute temperature increase in the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A
Climate change and the performance of larval coral reef fishes: the interaction between temperature and food availability; Conservation Physiology
Coming up for air: thermal dependence of dive behaviours and metabolism in sea snakes; Journal of Experimental Biology
Consequences of high temperatures and premature mortality on the transcriptome and blood physiology of wild adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); Ecology and Evolution
Conservation physiology in practice: how physiological knowledge has improved our ability to sustainably manage Pacific salmon during up-river migration; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Continuous measurement of oxygen tensions in the air-breathing organ of Pacific tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides) in relation to aquatic hypoxia and exercise; Journal of Comparative Physiology. B
Developmental hypoxia has negligible effects on long-term hypoxia tolerance and aerobic metabolism of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Differences in thermal tolerance among sockeye salmon populations; Science
Differential plasticity of metabolic rate phenotypes in a tropical fish facing environmental change; Functional Ecology
Ecological influences and morphological correlates of resting and maximal metabolic rates across teleost fish species; American Naturalist
Effects of body mass on physiological and anatomical parameters of mature salmon: evidence against a universal heart rate scaling exponent; Journal of Experimental Biology
Effects of post-capture ventilation assistance and elevated water temperature on sockeye salmon in a simulated capture-and-release experiment; Conservation Physiology
Environmental conditions and physiological state influence estuarine movements of homing sockeye salmon; Fisheries Oceanography
Exceptional aerobic scope and cardiovascular performance of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) may underlie resilience in a warming climate; Journal of Experimental Biology
Experimental manipulations of tissue oxygen supply do not affect warming tolerance of European perch; Journal of Experimental Biology
Experimental methods in aquatic respirometry: the importance of mixing devices and accounting for background respiration; Journal of Fish Biology
Facing the river gauntlet: understanding the effects of fisheries capture and water temperature on the physiology of Coho salmon; PLoS One
Fish cardiorespiratory physiology in an era of climate change; Canadian Journal of Zoology
Fish face a trade-off between 'eating big' for growth efficiency and 'eating small' to retain aerobic capacity; Biology Letters
Fishing for effective conservation: context and biotic variation are keys to understanding the survival of Pacific salmon after catch-and-release; Integrative and Comparative Biology
Global warming may disproportionately affect larger adults in a predatory coral reef fish; Global Change Biology
Heart rate responses to temperature in free-swimming Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis); Journal of Experimental Biology
Hybrid abalone are more robust to multi-stressor environments than pure parental species; Aquaculture
Hypoxia tolerance is conserved across genetically distinct sub-populations of an iconic, tropical Australian teleost (Lates calcarifer); Conservation Physiology
Immune response genes and pathogen presence predict migration survival in wild salmon smolts; Molecular Ecology
Injecting youth into peer-review to increase its sustainability: a case study of ecology journals; Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
Intracoelomic acoustic tagging of juvenile sockeye salmon: swimming performance, survival, and postsurgical wound healing in freshwater and during a transition to seawater; American Fisheries Society. Transactions
Latitudinal variation in larval development of coral reef fishes: implications of a warming ocean; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Limited capacity for faster digestion in larval coral reef fish at an elevated temperature; PLoS ONE
Long-term exposure to elevated carbon dioxide does not alter activity levels of a coral reef fish in response to predator chemical cues; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Maximum thermal limits of coral reef damselfishes are size dependent and resilient to near-future ocean acidification; Journal of Experimental Biology
Measurement and relevance of maximum metabolic rate in fishes; Journal of Fish Biology
Oxygen removal from water versus arterial oxygen delivery: calibrating the Fick equation in Pacific salmon; Journal of Comparative Physiology. B
Physiological benefits of being small in a changing world: responses of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) to an acute thermal challenge and a simulated capture event; PLoS ONE
Physiological constraints to climate warming in fish follow principles of plastic floors and concrete ceilings; Nature Communications
Physiological plasticity v. inter-population variability: understanding drivers of hypoxia tolerance in a tropical estuarine fish; Marine and Freshwater Research
Postprandial metabolism of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis); Journal of Experimental Biology
Practical guidance for early career researchers dealing with tardy or unresponsive co-authors; Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
Reduced and reversed temperature dependence of blood oxygenation in an ectothermic scombrid fish: implications for the evolution of regional heterothermy?; Journal of Comparative Physiology. B
Refuge-seeking impairments mirror metabolic recovery following fisheries-related stressors in the Spanish flag snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus) on the Great Barrier Reef; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Remote bioenergetics measurements in wild fish: opportunities and challenges; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A
Reply to Zhang and Gilbert: 'Comment on 'Measurement and relevance of maximum metabolic rate in fishes by Norin & Clark (2016)''; Journal of Fish Biology
Resilience of pink salmon and chum salmon to simulated fisheries capture stress incurred upon arrival at spawning grounds; American Fisheries Society. Transactions
Response to Farrell and to Pörtner and Giomi; Journal of Experimental Biology
Rising temperatures may drive fishing-induced selection of low-performance phenotypes; Scientific Reports
Science, lies and video-taped experiments; Nature
Scientific misconduct: the elephant in the lab. A response to Parker et al; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Seeing is believing: metabolism provides insight into threat perception for a prey species of coral reef fish; Animal Behaviour
Sex and proximity to reproductive maturity influence the survival, final maturation, and blood physiology of Pacific salmon when exposed to high temperature during a simulated migration; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Sex-specific differences in cardiac control and hematology of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) approaching their spawning grounds; American Journal of Physiology
Temporal and spatial activity-associated energy partitioning in free-swimming sea snakes; Functional Ecology
The efficacy of field techniques for obtaining and storing blood samples from fishes; Journal of Fish Biology
The physiological consequences of catch-and-release angling: perspectives on experimental design, interpretation, extrapolation and relevance to stakeholders; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Thermal preference increases during larval development of pure and hybrid abalone; Journal of Shellfish Research
Tracking wild sockeye salmon smolts to the ocean reveals distinct regions of nocturnal movement and high mortality; Ecological Applications
Two-current choice flumes for testing avoidance and preference in aquatic animals; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Use of portable blood physiology point-of-care devices for basic and applied research on vertebrates: a review; Conservation Physiology
Variable thermal experience and diel thermal patterns of homing sockeye salmon in coastal marine waters; Marine Ecology - Progress Series

Research Projects

Environmental effects on the developmental physiology of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Research Candidate Supervision