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120) Harter, T.S., Brauner, C.J. and Matthews, P.G.D. 2017 A novel technique for the precise measurement of CO2 production rate in small aquatic organisms as validated on Aeshnid dragonfly nymphs. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:964-968.

119) Shartau, R.B., Brix, K.V. and Brauner, C.J. 2017. Characterization of Na+ transport to gain insight into the mechanism of acid-base and ion  regulation in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. 204:197-204.

118) Shartau, R.B., Baker, D.W., Crossley II, D.A. and Brauner, C.J. 2016.  Preferential intracellular pH regulation: hypotheses and perspectives. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:2235-2244 doi:10.1242/jeb.126.

117) Shartau, R.B., Crossley, D.A., Kohl, Z.F. and Brauner, C.J. 2016. Embryonic common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) preferentially regulate tissue pH during acid-base challenges. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:1994-2002. d oi:10.1242/jeb.136119

116) Alderman, S.L., Harter, T.S., Wilson, J.M., Farrell, A.P. Brauner, C.J. 2016. Evidence for a plasma-accessible carbonic anhydrase in the lumen of salmon heart that may enhance oxygen delivery to the myocardium. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:719-724. doi:10.1242/jeb.130443

115) Regan, M.D., Turko, A., Heras, J., Andersone, M.K., Lefevre, S., Wang, T., Bayley, M., Brauner, C.J., Huong, D.T., Phuong, N.T. and Nilsson, GE. 2016. Ambient CO2, fish behavior and GABAergic neurotransmission: what happens when a hypercapnia dweller, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, is taken down to low CO2? Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:109-118. doi: 10.1242/jeb.131375

114) Gillis, T.E., Regan, M.D., Cox, G.K., Harter, T.S., Brauner, C.J., Richards, J.G. and Farrell, A.P. 2015. Characterizing the metabolic capacity of the anoxic hagfish heart. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:3754-3761.

113) Shaughnessy, C.A., Baker, D.W., Brauner, C.J., Morgan, J.D. and Bystriansky, J.S. 2015. Interaction of osmoregulatory and acid-base compensation in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) during exposure to aquatic hypercarbia and elevated salinity. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:2712-2719.

112) Ou,M., Hamilton, T.J., Eom, J., Lyall, E.M., Gallup, J., Jiang, A., Lee, J., Close, D., Yun, S., and Brauner, C.J. 2015. CO2-induced aquatic acidification impairs early growth, metabolism, olfaction and behavior in pink salmon. Nature Climate Change. 5, 950-955. doi:10.1038/nclimate2694


111) Rummer, J.L. and Brauner, C.J. 2015. Root effect haemoglobins in fish may greatly enhance general oxygen delivery relative to other vertebrates. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139477

110) Harter, T.S., Reichert, M., Brauner, C.J. and Milsom, W.K. 2015. Validation of the i-STAT and HemoCue systems for the analysis of blood parameters in the bar-headed goose, Anser indicus. Conservation Physiology. 3:doi:10.1093/conphys/cov021

109) Baker, D.W. Sardella, B.A., Rummer, J.L., Sackville, M. and Brauner, C.J. 2015. Hagfish: Champions of CO2 tolerance question the origins of vertebrate gill function. Scientific Reports. 5:11182’ doi 10.1038/srep11182.


108) Harter, T.S., Morrison, P.R., Mandelman, J.W., Rummer, J.L., Farrell, A.P., Brill, R.W. and Brauner, C.J. 2015. Validation of the i-STAT system for the analysis of blood gases and acid-base status in juvenile sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). Conservation Physiology. 3: doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov002.

107) Baker, D.W., McAdam, D.S.O., Boucher, M., Huynh, K.T., and Brauner, C.J. 2014. Swimming performance and laval quality are altered by rearing substrate at early life phases in white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus. Journal of Applied Icthyology. 30:1461-1472.

106) Harter, T.S., Shartau, R.B., Brauner, C.J. and Farrell, A.P. 2014. Validation of the i-STAT system for the analysis of blood parameters in fish. Conservation Physiology. 2: doi:10.1093/conphys/cou037

105) Zimmer, A.M., Brauner, C.J. and Wood, C.M. 2014. Exposure to waterborne Cu inhibits cutaneous Na+ uptake in post-hatch larval rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquatic Toxicology. 150:151-158.

104) Harter, T.S., Shartau, R.B., Baker, D.W., Jackson, D.C., Val, A.L. and Brauner, C.J. 2014. Preferential regulation of intracellular pH represents a general pattern of pH homeostasis in the armoured catfish, Pterygoplichthys pardalis. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 184:709-718.

103) Cooper, C.A., Regan, M.D., De Bastos, E.S.R., Brauner, C.J. and Wilson, R.W. 2014. Osmoregulatory bicarbonate secretion exploits H+-sensitive haemoglobins to maximize intestinal O2 delivery in marine teleosts. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 184:865–876.

102) Brown, R.S., Cotelo, A.H., Pflugrath, B.D., Boys, C.A., Baumgartner, L.J., Deng, Z.D., Silva, L.G.M., Brauner, C.J., Mallen-Cooper, Phonekhampeng, O., Thorncraft, G. and Singhanouvong, D. 2014. Understanding barotrauma in fish passing hydro and irrigation structures: A global strategy for sustainable development of water resources. Fisheries. 39(3):108-122.

101) Randall, D.J., Rummer, J., Wilson, J., Wang, W., Brauner, C.J. 2014. A unique mode of tissue oxygenation and the success of teleost fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:1205-1214.

100) Shartau, R. And Brauner, C.J. 2014. Acid-base and ion balance in fishes with bimodal respiration. Journal of Fish Biology. 84:682-704.

99) Zimmer, A.M., Brauner, C.J. and Wood, C.M. 2014. Ammonia transport across the skin of adult rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to high environmental ammonia (HEA). Journal of Comparative Physiology 184:77-90.

98) Rummer, J.L., McKenzie, D.J., Innocenti, A., Supuran, C.T. and Brauner, C.J. 2013. Root effect haemoglobins may have evolved to enhance general tissue oxygen delivery. Science. 340:1327-1329.


97) Dhillon, R., Yao, L., Matey, V., Chen, B.-J., Zhang, A.-J., Cao, Z.-D., Fu, S.-J., Brauner, C.J., Wang, Y.S. and Richards, J.G. 2013. Interspecific differences in hypoxia-induced gill remodeling in carp. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 86:727-739.

96) Gallagher, Z., Bystriansky, J.S., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2013. A novel pattern of smoltification in the most anadromous salmonid: Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70:349–357.

95) Brauner, C.J. and Rombough, P.J. Ontogeny and paleophysiology of the gill: New insights from larval and air-breathing fish. 2012. Respiration Physiology and Neurobiology. 184(3):293-300.

94) Brauner, C.J., Sackville, M., Gallagher, Z., Tang, S., Nendick, L., Farrell, A.P. 2012. Physiological consequences of the salmon louse on juvenile pink salmon: Implications for wild salmon ecology and management, and for salmon aquaculture. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 367:1770-1779.

93) Sackville, M., Wilson, J.M., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2012. Water balance trumps ion balance for early marine survival of juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Journal of Comparative Physiology 182(6):781-792.

92) Cotelo, A.H.,  Pflugrath, B.D., Brown, R.S., Brauner, C.J., Mueller, R.P., Carlson, T.J. and Deng, Z.D., Ahmann, M.L., Trumbo, B.A. 2012. The effect of rapid and sustained decompression on barotrauma in juvenile brook lamprey and Pacific lamprey: implications for passage at hydroelectric facilities. Fisheries Research. 129-130:17-20.

91) Brown, R.S., Pflugrath, B.D., Cotelo, A.H., Brauner, C.J., Carlson, T.J. and Deng, Z.D. 2012. Pathways of Barotrauma in Juvenile Salmonids subjected to simulated hydroturbine passage: Henry’s vs. Boyle’s Laws. Fisheries Research 121-122:43-50.

90) Speers-Roesch, B, Richards, J.G., Brauner, C.J., Farrell, A.P., Hickey, A.J.R., Wang, Y., Renshaw G.M.C. 2012. Hypoxia tolerance in elasmobranchs. I. Critical oxygen tension as a measure of blood oxygen transport during hypoxia exposure. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215:93-102.

89) Speers-Roesch, B, Brauner, C.J., Farrell, A.P., Hickey, A.J.R., Renshaw G.M.C., Wang, Y., Richards, J.G., 2012. Hypoxia tolerance in elasmobranchs. II. Cardiovascular function and tissue metabolic responses during progressive and relative hypoxia exposures. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215:103-114.

88) Baker, D.W. and Brauner, C.J. 2012. Metabolic changes associated with acid-base regulation during hypercarbia in the CO2-tolerant chondrostean, white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 161:61-68.

87) Hickey, A.J.R., Renshaw G.M.C., Speers-Roesch, B, Richards, J.G., Wang, Y., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2012. A radical approach to beating hypoxia: Depressed free radical release from heart fibres of the hypoxia-tolerant epaulette shark (Hemiscyllum ocellatum). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 182:91-100.

86) Rummer, J.L. and Brauner, C.J. 2011. Plasma-accessible carbonic anhydrase at the tissue of a teleost fish may greatly enhane oxygen delivery: in vitro evidence in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:2319-2328.

85) Huynh, K.T., Baker, D.W., Harris, R., Church, J. and Brauner, C.J. 2011. Capacity for pHi compensation during hypercapnia and CO2 tolerance in white sturgeon primary liver cells. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 181:893–904.

84) Brauner, C.J., Matey, V., Zhang, W., Richards, J.G., Dhillon, R., Cao, Z.-D., Wang, Y., and Fu, S.-J. 2011. Gill remodeling during sustained exercise and the effect on subsequent swimming performance in the European crucian carp. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. (In Press).

83) Fu, S.-J., Brauner, C.J., Cao, Z-D, Richards, J.G., Peng, J.-L., Dhillon, R., and Wang, Y. 2011. The effect of acclimation to hypoxia and sustained exercise on subsequent hypoxia tolerance and swimming performance in goldfish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:2080-2088.

82) Huynh, K.T., Baker, D.W., Harris, R., Church, J. and Brauner, C.J. 2011. Effect of CO2 on intracellular pH regulation in a rainbow trout hepatoma cell line (RTH 149). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 181:883–892.

81) Baker, D.W., Hanson, L.M., Farrell, A.P and Brauner, C.J. 2011. Exceptional protection of maximum cardiac performance during hypercapnia is further enhanced by adrenergic stimulation in perfused hearts of the CO2 tolerant white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.84(3):239-248.

80) Mee, J.A., Brauner, C.J. and Taylor, E.B. 2011.Repeat swimming performance and its implications for inferring the relative fitness of asexual hybrid dace (Pisces: Chrosomus) and their sexually reproducing parental species. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 84(3):306-315.

79) Sackville, M., Tang, S., Nendick, L., Farrell A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2011. Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) osmoregulatory development plays a key role in sea louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) tolerance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:1087-1096.

78) Nendick, L., Tang, S., Sackville, M., Brauner, C.J. and Farrell, A.P. 2011. Sea lice infection of juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha): effects on swimming performance and postexercise ion balance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:241–249.

77) Tang, S., Lewis, A., Sackville, M., Nendick, L., DiBacco, C., Brauner, C.J. and Farrell, A.P. 2011. Diel vertical distribution of early marine phase juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), and behavior when exposed to salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 89:796-807.

76) O’Bryan, D.M., Xie, Z, Wang, Y., Du, J, Brauner, C.J., Richards, J.G., Wood, C.M., Chen, X-Q, Murray, B.W. 2010. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Lake Qinghai scaleless carp (Gymnocypris przewalskii). Journal of Fish Biology 77:2072-2092.

75) Grant, A.M., Gardner, M., Hanson, L.M., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. Early life stage salinity tolerance of wild and hatchery-reared juvenile pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha. Journal of Fish Biology 77:1282-1292.

74) Regan, M., Kuchel, L.J., Huang, S.S.Y., Higgs D., Wang J., Schulte P. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. The effect of dietary canola oil on swimming performance and response to hypoxia in spring chinook salmon parr. Aquaculture. 308:183-189.

73) Regan, M. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. The evolution of Root effect haemoglobins in the absence of intracellular pH protection of the red blood cell: insights from primitive fishes. Journal of Comparative Physiology. 180:695-706.

72) Grant, A.M., Higgs, D.A., Brauner, C.J. and Schulte, P.M. 2010. Dietary lipid composition affects the expression of gill Na+K+-ATPase α1b but not the α1a isoform in juvenile fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 180:141-149.

71) Rummer, J.L., Roshan-Moniri, M., Balfry, S.K. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. Use it or lose it? Sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, a species representing a fifth teleostean group where the β-NHE associated with the red blood cell adrenergic stress response has been secondarily lost. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:1503-1512.

70) Fu, C., Wilson, J.M., Rombough, P. andBrauner, C.J. 2010. Ions first: Na+ uptake shifts from the skin to the gills before O2 uptake in developing rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykissProceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences. 277(1687):1553-1560.

69) Regan, M. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. The transition in haemoglobin proton-binding characteristics within the basal actinopterygian fishes. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 180:521-530.

68) Farrell, A.P., Tang, S., Nomura, N. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. Towards improved public confidence in farmed fish: A Canadian perspective on fish welfare during marine transport. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 41(2):225-239.

67) Gonzalez R.J., Brauner, C.J., Wang, Y.X., Richards, J.G., Patrick, M.L., Xi, W., Matey, V. and Val, A.L. 2010. Impact of ontogenetic changes in branchial morphology on gill function in Arapaima gigas. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:322-332.

66) Clark, T.D., Rummer, J.L., Sepulveda, C.A., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2010. 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 180:73-82.

65) Nendick, L, Grant, A., Gardner, M., Sackville, M., Brauner, C.J. and Farrell, A.P. 2009. Swimming performance and associated ionic disturbance of juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) determined using different acceleration profiles. Journal of Fish Biology 75(7): 1626-1638.

64) Tang, S., Thorarensen, H., Brauner, C.J., Wood, C.M., and Farrell, A.P. 2009. Modeling the accumulation of CO2 during high density, re-circulating transport of adult Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, from observations aboard a sea-going commercial live-haul vessel. Aquaculture. 296:102-109.

63) Baker, D.W., May, C. and Brauner, C.J. 2009. A validation of intracellular pH measurements in fish exposed to hypercarbia: The effect of duration of tissue storage and efficacy of the metabolic inhibitor tissue homogenate method. Journal of Fish Biology 75:268-275.

62) Sardella, B.A., Baker, D.W. and Brauner, C.J. 2009. The effects of variable water salinity and ionic composition on the plasma status of the Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 179(6):721-728.

61) Tang, S., Brauner, C.J., Farrell, A.P. 2009. Using bulk oxygen uptake to assess the welfare of adult Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, during commercial live-haul transport. Aquaculture 286:318-323.

60) Hanson, L.M., Baker, D.W., Kuchel, L.J., Farrell, A.P., Val, A.L., and Brauner, C.J. 2009. Intrinsic mechanical properties of the perfused armoured catfish heart with special reference to the effects of hypercapnic acidosis on maximum cardiac performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:1270-1276.

59) Grant, A.M, Gardner, M., Nendick, L., Sackville, M., Farrell, A.P. and Brauner, C.J. 2009. Growth and ionoregulatory ontogeny of wild and hatchery-caught juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) from the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:221-228.

58) Baker, D.W., Morgan, J.D., Wilson, J.M., Matey, V., Huynh, K.T. and Brauner, C.J. 2009. Complete intracellular pH protection during extracellular pH depression is associated with hypercarbia tolerance in white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative Comparative Physiology. 296:1868-1880.

57) Du, J.-Z., Wang, Y., Brauner, C., Richards, J. and Chen, X. 2008. “Diversity in a Changing Environment.” The International Conference of Comparative Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology and 6th Chinese Comparative Physiology Conference, 2007. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology 148:293-295.

56) Niu, C.J., Rummer, J.L., Brauner, C.J. and Schulte, P.M. 2008. Heat shock protein (Hsp 70) induced by a mild heat shock slightly moderates plasma osmolarity increases upon seawater transfer in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A Molecular and Integrative Physiology. C Toxicology and Pharmacology. 148:437-444.

55) Mojazi Amiri, B., Baker, D.W., Morgan, J.D. and Brauner, C.J. 2008. Early salinity tolerance in two sizes of juvenile white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, is size dependent. Aquaculture. 286:121-126.

54) Sardella, B.A., and Brauner, C.J. 2008. The effect of elevated salinity on ‘California’ Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus x O. urolepis hornorum) metabolism. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 148:430-436.

53) Grant, A.M., Baker, D., Higgs, D.A., Brauner, C.J., Richards, J.G., Balfry, S.K. and Schulte, P.M. 2008. Effects of dietary canola oil level on growth, fatty acid composition and osmoregulatory ability of juvenile fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Aquaculture 277:303-312.

52) Matey, V., Richards, J.G., Wang, Y., Wood, C.M., Rogers, J., Davies, R., Murray, B.W., Chen, X-Q, Du, J.and Brauner, C.J. 2008. The effect of hypoxia on gill morphology and ionoregulatory status in the Lake Qinghai scaleless carp, Gymnocypris przewalskii. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:1063-1074.

51) Huang, S.S.Y., Fu, C.H.L., Higgs, D.A., Balfry, S.K., Schulte, P.M. and Brauner, C.J. 2008. Effects of dietary canola oil level on growth performance, fatty acid composition and ionoregulatory development of spring chinook salmon parr, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Aquaculture 274:109-117.

50) Sardella, B.A., Kültz, D., Cech, J.Jr. and Brauner, C.J. 2008. Salinity-dependent changes in Na+/K+-ATPase content of mitochondria-rich cells contribute to differences in thermal tolerance of Mozambique tilapia. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 178:249-256.

49) Sardella, B.A., Matey, V. and Brauner, C.J. 2007. Coping with multiple stressors: Physiological mechanisms and strategies in fishes of the Salton Sea. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:518-527.

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