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60. Kraskura, K.,* E.A. Hardison*, A.G. Little, T. Dressler*, T.S. Prystay*, B. Hendricks*, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson, S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason. Sex-specific differences in swimming, aerobic metabolism and recovery from exercise in adult coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) across ecologically relevant temperatures. Philosophical Transactions B In Press

59. Twardek W.M.*, A. Ekstrom, E.J. Eliason, R.J. Lennox, N.W.R. Lapointe, S.J. Cooke. 2021. Field assessments of heart rate dynamics during spawning migration of wild and hatchery reared chinook salmon. Philosophical Transactions B In Press

58. Hinch, S.G., N.N. Bett, E.J. Eliason, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson. 2021. Exceptionally high mortality of adult female salmon: a large-scale emerging trend and a conservation concern. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences In Press

57. McKenzie D.J., Y. Zhang*, E.J. Eliason, P.M. Schulte, G. Claireaux, F.R. Blasco, J.J.H. Nati, A.P. Farrell. 2020. Intraspecific variation in tolerance of warming in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology In Press

56. Nadler, L., E. Bengston, E. Eliason, C. Hassibi, S. Helland-Riise, I. Johansen, G. Kwan, M. Tresguerres, A. Turner, K. Weinersmith, Ø. Øverli, R. Hechinger. A brain-infecting parasite impacts host metabolism both during exposure and after infection is established. Functional Ecology 35: 105-116

55. Steell, S.C., S.J. Cooke, E.J. Eliason. Artificial light at night does not alter heart rate or locomotory behaviour in Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus): insights into light pollution and physiological disturbance using biologgers. Conservation Physiology 8 coaa097

54. McElroy, M.E., T.L. Dressler, G.C. Titcomb, E.A. Wilson, K. Deiner, T.L. Dudley, E.J. Eliason, N.T. Evans, S.D. Gaines, K.D. Lafferty, G.A. Lamberti, Y. Li, D.M. Lodge, M.S. Love, A.R. Mahon, M.E. Pfrender, M. Renshaw, K.A. Selkoe, C.L. Jerde. Calibrating environmental DNA metabarcoding to conventional surveys for measuring fish species richness. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 276

53. Eliason, E.J., M. Dick, D.A. Patterson, K.A. Robinson, J. Lotto, S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke. Sex-specific differences in physiological recovery and short-term behaviour following fisheries capture in adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77: 1749-1757

52. Little, A.G., E. Hardison, K. Kraskura, T. Dressler, T. Prystay, B. Hendriks, J.N. Pruitt, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson, S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason. Reduced lactate dehydrogenase activity in the heart and suppressed sex hormone levels are associated with female-biased mortality during thermal stress in Pacific salmon. Journal of Experimental Biology jeb214841

51. Dick, M., K. Robinson, D.A. Patterson, E.J. Eliason, S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke. Adult sockeye salmon gastrically-tagged near spawning grounds exhibit lower survival rates throughout spawning period than externally-tagged conspecifics. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40: 939-951

50. Lawrence, M.J., G.D. Raby, A.K. Teffer, K.M. Jeffries, A.J. Danylchuk, E.J. Eliason, C.T. Hasler, T.D. Clark, S.J. Cooke. 2020 Best practices for non-lethal blood sampling of fish via the caudal vasculature. Journal of Fish Biology 97: 4-15

49. Little, A., T. Dressler, K. Kraskura, E. Hardison, B. Hendricks, T. Prystay, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson, S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason. 2020. Maxed out: Optimizing accuracy, precision and power for field measures of maximum metabolic rate in fishes. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 93: 243-254

48. Prystay, T.S., R. deBruijn, K. Peiman, S.G. Hinch, D.A. Patterson, A.P. Farrell, E.J. Eliason, S.J. Cooke. Cardiac performance of free-swimming wild sockeye salmon during the reproductive period. Integrative Organismal Biology 2: obz031

47. Banet, A., S. Healy, E.J. Eliason, E. Roualdes, D. Patterson, S. Hinch. Simulated maternal stress reduces offspring aerobic swimming performance in Pacific salmon. Conservation Physiology 7: coz095; doi:10.1093/conphys/coz095

46. Steell, S.C., T.E. Van Leeuwen, J.W. Brownscombe, S.J. Cooke, E.J. Eliason. 2019. An appetite for invasion: digestive physiology, thermal performance, and food intake in lionfish (Pterois spp.). Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb209437

45. Jerde, C.L., K. Kraskura, E.J. Eliason, S. Csik, A.C. Stier, M.L. Taper. 2019. Strong evidence for an intraspecific metabolic scaling coefficient near 0.89 in fish. Frontiers in Physiology 10: 1166

44. Muelbert, J.H., N.J. Nidzieko, A.T. Rosario Acosta, S. Beaulieu, A.F. Bernardino, E. Boikova, T.G. Bornman, B. Cataletto, K. Deneudt, E. Eliason, A.C. Kraberg, M. Nakaoka, A.Pugnetti, O.Ragueneau, M. Scharfe, T. Soltwedel, H.M. Sosik, A. Stanisci, K.B. Stefanova, P. Stephan, A.C. Stier, J. Wikner, A. Zingone. 2019. ILTER – the International Long-Term Ecological Research network as a platform for global coastal and ocean observation. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 527

43. Lennox, R.J., C. Paukert, K. Aarestrup, M. Auger-Methe, L. Baumgartner, K. Birnie-Gauvin, K. Bøe, K. Brink, J. Brownscombe, Y. Chen, J. Grimsrud Davidsen, E. Eliason, A. Filous, B. Gillanders, I. Helland, A. Horodysky, S.R. Januchowski-Hartley, S.K. Lowerre-Barbieri, M. Lucas, E. Martins, K. Murchie, P. Pompeu, M. Power, R.Raghavan, F. Rahel, D. Secor, J. Thiem, E.B. Thorstad, H. Ueda, F.G. Whoriskey, S. Cooke. 2019. One hundred pressing questions on the future of global fish migration science, conservation, and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 286

42. Lawrence, M.J., E.J. Eliason, A.J. Zolderdo, D. Lapointe, C. Best, K.M. Gilmour, S.J. Cooke. 2019.Cortisol modulates metabolism and energy mobilization in wild pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 45: 1813-1828

41. Pretorius, J., J.L.L. Lichtenstein, E.J. Eliason, A.C. Stier, J.N. Pruitt. Predator-induced selection on urchin activity level depends on urchin body size. Ethology In Press

40. Prystay, T.S., M.J. Lawrence, A.J. Zolderdo, J.W. Brownscombe, R. de Bruijn, E.J. Eliason, S.J. Cooke. 2019. Exploring relationships between cardiovascular activity and parental care behavior in nesting smallmouth bass: a field study using heart rate biologgers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 234: 18-27

39. Anttila, K., A.P. Farrell, D.A. Patterson, S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason. 2019. Cardiac SERCA activity in sockeye salmon populations: an adaptive response to migration conditions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:1-5

38. Reid, A.J., A.K. Carlson, I.F. Creed, E.J. Eliason, P.A. Gell, P.T.J. Johnson, K.A. Kidd, T.J. MacCormack, J.D. Olden, S.J. Ornerod, J.P. Smol, W.W. Taylor, K. Tockner, J.C. Vernaire, D. Dudgeon, S.J. Cooke. 2019. Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity. Biological Reviews 94: 849-873

37. Lennox, R., E.J. Eliason, T. Havn, M. Rognli, E. Thorstad, S.J. Cooke, O. Diserud, F. Whoriskey, A.P. Farrell, I. Uglem. 2018. Bioenergetic consequences of warming rivers to adult Atlantic salmon Salmo salar during their spawning migration. Freshwater Ecology 63: 1381-1393

36. Healy, S.J., S.G. Hinch, A.L. Bass, D.W. Welch, E.L. Rechisky, E.J. Eliason, A.G. Lotto. N.B. Furey, K.M. Miller. 2018. Transcriptomic profiles relate to migration fate in hatchery steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75(11): 2053-2068

35. Dick, M., E.J. Eliason, D.A. Patterson, K.A. Robinson, S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke. 2018. Short-term physiological response profiles of tagged migrating adult sockeye salmon: a comparison of gastric insertion and external tagging methods. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147(2): 300-315

34. McGaw, I.J., C. Steell, T. Van Leeuwen, E.J. Eliason, and S.J. Cooke. 2018. Application of miniature heart-rate data loggers for use in free moving decapod crustaceans: method development and validation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 91: 731-739

33. Lawrence, M.J., E.J. Eliason, J.W. Brownscombe, K.M. Gilmour, J.W. Mandelman, L.F.G. Gutowsky, S.J. Cooke. 2018.Influence of supraphysiological cortisol manipulation on predator avoidance behaviours and physiological responses to a predation threat in a wild marine teleost fish. Integrative Zoology 13(2): 206-218

32. Minke-Martin, V., S.G. Hinch, D.C. Braun, N.J. Burnett, M.T. Casselman, E.J. Eliason, C.T. Middleton. 2018. Physiological condition and migratory experience affect fitness-related outcomes in adult female sockeye salmon Ecology of Freshwater Fish 27: 296-309

31. Prystay, T.S., E.J. Eliason, M.J. Lawrence, M. Dick, J.W. Brownscombe, D.A. Patterson, G.T. Crossin, S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke. 2017. The influence of water temperature on sockeye salmon heart rate recovery following simulated fisheries interactions. Conservation Physiology 5: cox050; doi:10.1093/conphys/cox050

30. Healy, S.J., S.G. Hinch, N.B. Furey, A.D. Porter, E.L. Rechisky, D.W. Welch, E.J. Eliason, A.G. Lotto. 2017. Route-specific movements and survival during marine outmigration of hatchery steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts in coastal British Columbia. Marine Ecological Progress Series 577: 131-147

29. Brownscombe, J.W., S.J. Cooke, D.A. Algera, K.C. Hanson, E.J. Eliason, N.J. Burnett, A.J. Danylchuk, S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell. 2017. The ecology of exercise in wild fish – integrating concepts of individual physiological capacity, behaviour and fitness through diverse case studies. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57: 281-292

28. Eliason, E.J., M.K. Gale, C Whitney, A. Lotto, S.G. Hinch. 2017. Intraspecific differences in endurance swim performance and cardiac size in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) parr tested at three temperatures. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 425-432

27. Wilson, A., P. Szekeres, M. Violich, L. Gutowsky, E.J. Eliason, S.J. Cooke. 2017. Personality in the deep-sea: Activity syndromes and metabolism in giant marine isopods. Deep-Sea Research Part I 121: 237-244

26. Lawrence, M.J., E.J. Eliason, J.W. Brownscombe, K.M. Gilmour, J.W. Mandelman, S.J. Cooke. 2017. An experimental evaluation of the role of the stress axis in mediating predator-prey interactions in wild marine fish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 207: 21-29

25. Leggatt, R., C.A. Biagi, D. Sakhrani, R. Dominelli, E.J. Eliason, A.P. Farrell, R.H. Devlin. 2017. Fitness component assessments of wild-type and growth hormone transgenic coho salmon reared in a seawater mesocosms. Aquaculture 473: 31-42

24. Whitney, J.E., R. Al-Chokhachy, D.B. Bunnell, C.A. Caldwell, S.J. Cooke, E.J. Eliason, M. Rogres, A.J. Lynch, C.P. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts on North American Inland Fishes. Fisheries 41: 332-345

23. Pzekeres, P., E.J. Eliason, D. Lapointe, M.R. Donaldson, J.W. Brownscombe, S.J. Cooke. 2016. On the neglected cold side of climate change and what it means to fish. Climate Research 69: 239-245

22. Eliason, E.J., A.P. Farrell. 2016. Oxygen uptake in Pacific salmon: When ecology and physiology meet. Journal of Fish Biology 88:359-388

21. Raby, G.D., M.R. Donaldson, S.G. Hinch, T.D. Clark, E.J. Eliason, K.M. Jeffries, K.V. Cook, A. Teffer, A.L. Bass, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke. 2015. Fishing for effective conservation: context and biotic variation key to understanding the survival of Pacific salmon after catch-and-release. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55:554-576

20. Gale, M.K., S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke, M.R. Donaldson, E.J. Eliason, K.M. Jeffries, E.G. Martins, D.A. Patterson. 2014. Observable impairments predict mortality of captured and released sockeye salmon at various temperatures. Conservation Physiology 2: 10.1093/conphys/cou029

19. Farrell, A.P., E.J. Eliason, T.D. Clark, M.F. Steinhausen. 2014. Oxygen removal from water versus arterial oxygen delivery: calibrating the Fick equation in Pacific salmon. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 184: 855-864

18. Eliason, E.J., A.P. Farrell. 2014. Effect of hypoxia on specific dynamic action and postprandial cardiovascular physiology in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 171: 44-50

17. Anttila, K., E.J. Eliason, K.H. Kaukinen, K.M. Miller, A.P. Farrell. 2014. Facing warm temperatures during migration- cardiac mRNA responses of two adult sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka populations to warming and swimming challenges. Journal of Fish Biology 84: 1439-1456

16. Eliason, E.J., T.D. Clark, S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell. 2013. Cardiorespiratory performance and blood chemistry during swimming and recovery in different populations of adult sockeye salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 166: 385-397

15. Eliason, E.J., T.D. Clark, S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell. 2013. Cardiorespiratory collapse at high temperature in swimming adult sockeye salmon. Conservation Physiology 1: doi:10.1093/conphys/cot008

14. Eliason, E.J., S.M. Wilson, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, S.G. Hinch. 2013. Low cardiac and aerobic scope in a coastal population of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka with a short upriver migration. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 2104-2112

13. Wilson, S.M., S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke. 2012. Calibrating acoustic acceleration transmitters for estimating energy use by wild adult Pacific salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 164: 491-498

12. Jeffries, K.J., S.G. Hinch, T. Sierocinski, T.D. Clark, E.J. Eliason, M. Donaldson, S. Li, P. Pavlidis, K. Miller. 2012. Consequences of high temperatures and premature mortality on the transcriptome and blood physiology of wild adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Ecology and Evolution 2: 1747-1764

11. Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, M.R. Donaldson, T.D. Clark, E.J. Eliason, G.T. Crossin, G.D. Raby, K.M. Jeffries, M. Lapointe, K. Miller, D.A. Patterson, A.P. Farrell. 2012. Conservation physiology in practice: How physiological knowledge has improved our ability to sustainably manage Pacific salmon during up-river migration. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B. 367: 1757-1769

10. Gale, M.K., S.G. Hinch, E.J. Eliason, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson. 2011. Physiological impairment of adult sockeye salmon in fresh water after simulated capture-and-release across a range of temperatures. Fisheries Research 112: 85-95

COVER Adult sockeye salmon (weight ~2.5 kg; length ~60 cm) migrating to spawning grounds in the Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. Sockeye salmon populations in the Fraser River, British Columbia, are physiologically adapted to their specific upriver migration conditions. In a Report on page 109, Eliason et al. suggest that cardiac adaptations help protect one salmon population from cardiac collapse at high temperatures. Photo: Robert Polo;

9. Eliason, E.J., T.D. Clark, M.J. Hague, L.M. Hanson, Z.S. Gallagher, K.M. Jeffries, M.K. Gale, D.A. Patterson, S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell. 2011. Differences in thermal tolerance among sockeye salmon populations. Science 332: 109-112 Featured on the cover of Science

8. Eliason, E.J., B. Djordjevic, S. Trattner, J. Pickova, A. Karlsson, A.P. Farrell, A. Kiessling. 2010. The effect of hepatic passage on postprandial plasma lipid profile of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after a single meal. Aquaculture Nutrition 16: 536-543

7. Farrell, A.P., E.J. Eliason, E. Sandblom, T.D. Clark. 2009. Fish cardiorespiratory physiology in an era of climate change. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 835-851

6. Clark, T. D., E.J. Eliason, E. Sandblom, S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell. 2008. Calibration of a hand-held haemoglobin analyser for use on fish blood. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 2587-2595

5. Eliason, E.J., D.A. Higgs, A.P. Farrell. 2008. Postprandial gastrointestinal blood flow, oxygen consumption and heart rate in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 149: 380-388

4. Steinhausen, M. F., E. Sandblom, E.J. Eliason, C.V. Verhille, A. P. Farrell. 2008. The effect of acute temperature increases on the cardiorespiratory performance of resting and swimming sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 3915-3926

3. Eliason, E.J., D.A. Higgs, A.P. Farrell. 2007. Effect of isoenergetic diets with different protein and lipid content on the growth performance and heat increment of rainbow trout. Aquaculture 272: 723-736

2. Eliason, E.J., A. Kiessling, A. Karlsson, B. Djordjevic, A.P. Farrell. 2007. Validation of the hepatic portal vein cannulation technique using Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. Journal of Fish Biology 71: 290-297

1. Karlsson, A., E.J. Eliason, L.T. Mydland, A.P. Farrell, A. Kiessling. 2006. Postprandial changes in plasma free amino acid levels obtained simultaneously from the hepatic portal vein and the dorsal aorta in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 4885-4894


Book Chapters

5. Eliason, E.J., A. Ekström, A. Grans, G. Cox, E. Sandblom. 2021. Cardiovascular System in Methods in Fish Biology Second Edition In Press

4. Cooke, S.J., G.D. Raby, N.N. Bett, A.K. Teffer, N.J. Burnett, K.M. Jeffries, E.J. Eliason, E.G. Martins, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, V.M. Nguyen, N. Young, A.P. Farrell and S.G. Hinch. 2021. On conducting management-relevant mechanistic science for upriver migrating adult Pacific salmon. in Madliger, C.L., C.E. Franklin, O.P. Love and S.J. Cooke, Editors. Conservation Physiology: Applications for wildlife conservation and management. Oxford University Press, UK. pages 35-55

3. Farrell, A.P. and Eliason, E.J. 2021. Circulation in Vertebrates in eLS Wiley Online Library

2. Eliason, E.J. and J.A.W. Stecyk. 2020. The Cardiovascular System in The Physiology of Fishes Fifth Edition pages 47-61

1. Eliason, E.J. and Anttila, K. 2017. Temperature and the Cardiovascular System in Fish Physiology, The Cardiovascular System Volume 36B pages 235-297


Editorial Commentaries

Eliason, E.J. 2009. Hot fish need boxer briefs. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:iv
Eliason, E.J. 2009. Fish: the guts of the carbon cycle. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:v-vi
Eliason, E.J. 2009. Diffusion influences cell design. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:iv
Eliason, E.J. 2009. Sperm find big eggs best. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:v-vi
Eliason, E.J. 2010. Lymphatics assist circulation during hypoxia. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:iv
Eliason, E.J. 2010. Alligators, like birds, breathe one way only. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:iv
Eliason, E.J. 2010. Billfishes are closely related to flatfish. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:iv
Eliason, E.J. 2010. Goby stabilizes upwelling system. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:v