How do coral reef fishes develop into athletes?

Downie, Adam Tyler (2021) How do coral reef fishes develop into athletes? PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Adam Downie studied the development of swimming abilities of coral reef fishes during their larval phase. He found that reef fish larvae require high oxygen uptake rates to support development and swimming, mediated by genetic, cellular, and muscle-tissue changes. These physiological mechanisms are important for understanding how reef fish larvae swim toward and transition to life on the reef.

Item ID: 69570
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: anthropogenic stress, developmental biology, early life history, fish evolution, fish exercise physiology, ontogeny, performance, phylogenetic comparative methods, recruitment strategies, swimming methodology, teleosts
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Adam Tyler Downie.
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For this thesis, Adam Downie received the Dean's Award for Excellence 2022.

Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Downie, Adam T., Illing, Bjorn, Faria, Ana, and Rummer, Jodie L. (2020) Swimming performance of marine fish larvae: review of a universal trait under ecological and environmental pressure. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 30 (1). pp. 93-108.

Chapter 3: Downie, Adam T., Leis, Jeffrey M., Cowman, Peter F., McCormick, Mark I., and Rummer, Jodie L. (2021) The influence of habitat association on swimming performance in marine teleost fish larvae. Fish and Fisheries. (In Press)

Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 05:10
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310405 Evolutionary ecology @ 50%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300504 Fish physiology and genetics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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