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Professor Rod Wilson

Professor Rod Wilson

Professor of Integrative Animal Physiology

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 +44 (0) 1392 724652

 Geoffrey Pope 223

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Dr Rod Wilson in the lab

Dr Rod Wilson in the lab

Overview

I am a comparative physiologist and my research uses multi-disciplinary approaches, from transcriptomics to social behaviour, to provide a more holistic understanding of homeostasis in animals, with a particular focus upon fish. This includes studies of how anthropogenic and natural environmental changes impact upon physiology and behaviour, but also the reverse process - how animal physiology can influence the global environment, for example via ocean biogeochemical cyles. I am Academic Lead for the 13 academics and their teams within the Environmental Biology research group in Biosciences.

Qualifications

1985-1989 PhD in Fish Physiology and Ecotoxicology, University of Birmingham
1982-1985 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham

Career

2016-present Professor of Integrative Animal Physiology, Biosciences, CLES, University of Exeter

2009-2016 Associate Professor, Biosciences, CLES, University of Exeter

2000-2009 Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter

1993-1995 Wellcome Trust RA, School of Biosciences, University of Manchester

1990-1992 NSERC RA, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Canada

1989-1990 NERC RA, Department of Physiology, University of Birmingham

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Dr Rod Wilson

Dr Rod Wilson

Research

Research interests

My research area covers comparative and integrative physiology, specifically the mechanisms by which animals respond to environmental change to maintain homeostasis. In particular my focus is upon ion, water and acid-base balance, respiratory gas exchange and nitrogenous waste excretion and how these mechanisms are integrated with each other and with behaviour, and how they are disturbed under the influence of environmental toxicants such as metals. I primarily use fish as model organisms, but also invertebrates and mammals, and techniques ranging from molecular genetics to in vivo physiology, combined with behaviour in the lab and in the wild. My multi-disciplinary approach aims to provide a more holistic understanding of homeostasis in animals.

Research projects

Current projects include:

1) The physiological mechanisms and integration of salt, water and acid-based balance in marine and freshwater fish. A novel physiological process we have discovered in marine fish is that high levels of Ca2+ in the seawater they drink triggers the secretion of bicarbonate from their intestine, in turn causing the precipitation of solid calcium carbonate (i.e. like limestone) in their gut. This is essential for survival as it prevents fish absorbing excess calcium and provides a novel mechanism for absorbing precious water in this paradoxically dehydrating environment. It may also help to avoid the absorption of toxic metals via the gut. I also have a great interest in freshwater fish from highly acidic rivers (e.g. the Amazon Rio Negro) or metal-rich areas, and the physiological adaptations they have for life in these extreme environments.

2) The link between physiology and behaviour (particularly related to social hierarchies) in freshwater fish, especially salmonids. The social rank of individual fish within a hierarchy can have a profound influence on its physiology and susceptibility to aquatic toxicants. Conversely, some neurotoxic metals and endocrine disrupting chemicals can profoundly interfere with social behaviour. My approach is to integrate the study of physiology and behaviour in the lab and the field, to better understand a) how social behaviour influences physiology and development (e.g. which salmonids migrate to sea versus remain resident in freshwater rivers), and b) how various environmental toxicants can disrupt social behaviour causing a sub-lethal impact upon population success.

Research networks

Active international collaborators
Dr Jim Barry (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California, USA)
Dr Jonathan Wilson (CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal)
Dr Colin Brauner (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Dr Menachem Goren (University of Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Dr Martin Grosell (Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Miami, Florida, USA)
Prof. Frank Millero (Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Miami, Florida, USA)
Prof. Patrick Walsh (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Dr. Rick Gonzalez (University of San Diego, California, USA)
Dr Svante Winberg (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

Dr. Mauricio Urbina (University of Concepcion, Chile)

Dr. Lei Chou (Univ. of Brussels, Belgium)

 

Active national collaborators
Prof. Andrew Cossins (University of Liverpool)
Prof.  Simon Jennings (Cefas, Lowestoft)
Dr Kath Sloman (University of Plymouth)
Dr Tom Hutchinson (Plymouth University)
Dr Stewart Owen (Astra Zeneca, Alderly Edge)
Dr Gordon Cramb (University of St. Andrews)
Prof. Chris Perry (Geography, University of Exeter)

Research grants

  • 2016 BBSRC
    Optimising ammonia to improve sustainability in highly buffered recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • 2015 BBSRC
    Using physiology to optimise water quality and the sustainability of intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • 2013 NERC
    UKOARP AVA Scheme C: To broadcast or brood; the impact of reproduction strategy on sensitivity to ocean acidification
  • 2013 NERC
    Carbonate sediment production by marine fish: quantifying production across carbonate provinces and applications to global marine carbonate modelling
  • 2012 NERC
    UKOARP AVA Scheme B: Impacts of OA on vertical flux of fish-derived carbonates
  • 2012 BBSRC
    Using integrative acid-base physiology to improve the efficiency and sustainability of fish production
  • 2012 Skretting Fish Feeds
    Using integrative acid-base physiology to improve the efficiency and sustainability of fish production (Industrial Partnership Award)
  • 2011 NERC
    Fish Carbonates - Their dissolution potential under elevated hydrostatic pressure
  • 2011 NERC
    SD4: Improved understanding of population, community and ecosystem impacts of ocean acidification for commercially important species
  • 2010 NERC
    Fish carbonates - their nature and fate within the marine inorganic carbon cycle
  • 2009 NERC
    The production and fate of fish-derived carbonate crystals in tropical shallow marine environments
  • 2009 BBSRC ISIS
    Evolutionary lessons from the physiology of teleosts fish in a 'Cretaceous' Sea
  • 2007 BBSRC
    Novel driving forces for water transport & osmoregulation: carbonate precipitation and osmotic coefficients
  • 2007 BBSRC
    Effects of pressure on gut carbonate precipitation in deep-sea teleost fish
  • 2005 BBSRC
    Novel integration of gas exchange, osmotic and acid-base regulation in hyper-salinities
  • 2004 NERC
    Osmoregulation in non-indigenous fish species - potential for invasion via estuaries
  • 2003 The Environment Agency
    Dartmoor acid rivers - water chemistry & salmonid populations
  • 2003 The Royal Society
    Novel mechanism of water transport in marine fish intestine.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Ellis RP, Davison W, Queirós AM, Kroeker KJ, Calosi P, Dupont S, Spicer JI, Wilson RW, Widdicombe S, Urbina MA, et al (In Press). Does sex really matter? Explaining intraspecies variation in ocean acidification responses. Biol Lett, 13(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ellis RP, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (In Press). Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture. Glob Chang Biol, 23(6), 2141-2148. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rogers NJ, Urbina MA, Reardon EE, McKenzie DJ, Wilson RW (2016). A new analysis of hypoxia tolerance in fishes using a database of critical oxygen level (P crit). Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McKenzie DJ, Axelsson M, Chabot D, Claireaux G, Cooke SJ, Corner RA, De Boeck G, Domenici P, Guerreiro PM, Hamer B, et al (2016). Conservation physiology of marine fishes: state of the art and prospects for policy. Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Schmitz OJ, Raymond PA, Estes JA, Kurz WA, Holtgrieve GW, Ritchie ME, Schindler DE, Spivak AC, Wilson RW, Bradford MA, et al (2014). Animating the Carbon Cycle. ECOSYSTEMS, 17(2), 344-359. Author URL.
Wilson RW (2014). Chapter 3.6 Fish. IUCN,  Switzerland, Gland. 13 pages.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ellis RP, Davison W, Queirós AM, Kroeker KJ, Calosi P, Dupont S, Spicer JI, Wilson RW, Widdicombe S, Urbina MA, et al (In Press). Does sex really matter? Explaining intraspecies variation in ocean acidification responses. Biol Lett, 13(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ellis RP, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (In Press). Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture. Glob Chang Biol, 23(6), 2141-2148. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Roberts CM, O'Leary BC, McCauley DJ, Cury PM, Duarte CM, Lubchenco J, Pauly D, Sáenz-Arroyo A, Sumaila UR, Wilson RW, et al (In Press). Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 114(24), 6167-6175. Abstract.  Author URL.
Salter MA, Harborne AR, Perry CT, Wilson RW (In Press). Phase heterogeneity in carbonate production by marine fish influences their roles in sediment generation and the inorganic carbon cycle. Scientific Reports Full text.
Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 590, 155-169. Abstract.  Full text.
Porteus CS, Hubbard PC, Uren Webster TM, van Aerle R, Canário AVM, Santos EM, Wilson RW (2018). Near-future CO<inf>2</inf>levels impair the olfactory system of a marine fish. Nature Climate Change, 8(8), 737-743. Abstract.  Full text.
Mangan S, Urbina MA, Findlay HS, Wilson RW, Lewis C (2017). Fluctuating seawater pH/pCO2 regimes are more energetically expensive than static pH/pCO2 levels in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Proc Biol Sci, 284(1865). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rogers NJ, Urbina MA, Reardon EE, McKenzie DJ, Wilson RW (2016). A new analysis of hypoxia tolerance in fishes using a database of critical oxygen level (P crit). Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McKenzie DJ, Axelsson M, Chabot D, Claireaux G, Cooke SJ, Corner RA, De Boeck G, Domenici P, Guerreiro PM, Hamer B, et al (2016). Conservation physiology of marine fishes: state of the art and prospects for policy. Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Middlemiss KL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2016). Effects of seawater alkalinity on calcium and acid-base regulation in juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus) during a moult cycle. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 193, 22-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Whittamore JM, Genz J, Grosell M, Wilson RW (2016). Measuring intestinal fluid transport in vitro: Gravimetric method versus non-absorbable marker. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 194, 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Eaton L, Sloman KA, Wilson RW, Gill AB, Harborne AR (2016). Non-consumptive effects of native and invasive predators on juvenile Caribbean parrotfish. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 99(5), 499-508. Abstract.  Full text.
Lewis C, Ellis RP, Vernon E, Elliot K, Newbatt S, Wilson RW (2016). Ocean acidification increases copper toxicity differentially in two key marine invertebrates with distinct acid-base responses. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Middlemiss KL, Daniels CL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2015). Combined effects of UV irradiation, ozonation, and the probiotic Bacillus spp. on growth, survival, and general fitness in European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Aquaculture, 444, 99-107. Abstract.
Daniels CL, Wills B, Ruiz-Perez M, Miles E, Wilson RW, Boothroyd D (2015). Development of sea based container culture for rearing European lobster (Homarus gammarus) around South West England. Aquaculture, 448, 186-195. Abstract.
Middlemiss KL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2015). Microbial proliferation on gill structures of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus) during a moult cycle. Helgoland Marine Research, 69(4), 401-410. Abstract.
Schmitz OJ, Raymond PA, Estes JA, Kurz WA, Holtgrieve GW, Ritchie ME, Schindler DE, Spivak AC, Wilson RW, Bradford MA, et al (2014). Animating the Carbon Cycle. ECOSYSTEMS, 17(2), 344-359. Author URL.
Pope EC, Ellis RP, Scolamacchia M, Scolding JWS, Keay A, Chingombe P, Shields RJ, Wilcox R, Speirs DC, Wilson RW, et al (2014). European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, in a changing ocean. Biogeosciences, 11(9), 2519-2530. Abstract.
Cooper CA, Regan MD, Brauner CJ, De Bastos ESR, Wilson RW (2014). Osmoregulatory bicarbonate secretion exploits H+-sensitive haemoglobins to autoregulate intestinal O2 delivery in euryhaline teleosts. Journal of Comparative Physiology B Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper CA, Regan MD, Brauner CJ, De Bastos ESR, Wilson RW (2014). Osmoregulatory bicarbonate secretion exploits H<sup>+</sup>-sensitive haemoglobins to autoregulate intestinal O<inf>2</inf> delivery in euryhaline teleosts. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 184(7), 865-876. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Abstract.
Schmitz OJ, Raymond PA, Estes JA, Kurz WA, Holtgrieve GW, Ritchie ME, Schindler DE, Spivak AC, Wilson RW, Bradford MA, et al (2013). Animating the Carbon Cycle. Ecosystems, 1-16. Full text.
Wilkes L, Owen SF, Readman GD, Sloman KA, Wilson RW (2012). Does structural enrichment for toxicology studies improve zebrafish welfare?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Wilkes L, Owen SF, Readman GD, Sloman KA, Wilson RW (2012). Does structural enrichment for toxicology studies improve zebrafish welfare?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 139(1-2), 143-150. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: Crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentology
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentolology, in press
Al-Jandal NJ, Wilson RW (2011). A comparison of osmoregulatory responses in plasma and tissues of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) following acute salinity challenges. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 159(2), 175-181. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson RW, Reardon EE, Perry CT (2011). A fishy tale: a missing part of the inorganic ocean carbon cycle. The Biochemist(June), 30-34. Author URL.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HL, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(10), 3865-3869. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson RW (2011). Role of the gut. , 2, 1419-1428. Abstract.
Al-Jandal NJ, Whittamore JM, Santos EM, Wilson RW (2011). The influence of 17β-estradiol on intestinal calcium carbonate precipitation and osmoregulation in seawater-acclimated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Exp Biol, 214(Pt 16), 2791-2798. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper CA, Whittamore JM, Wilson RW (2010). Ca2+-driven intestinal HCO(3)(-) secretion and CaCO3 precipitation in the European flounder in vivo: influences on acid-base regulation and blood gas transport. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 298(4), R870-R876. Abstract.  Author URL.
Whittamore JM, Cooper CA, Wilson RW (2010). HCO (3)(-) secretion and CaCO3 precipitation play major roles in intestinal water absorption in marine teleost fish in vivo. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 298(4), R877-R886. Abstract.  Author URL.
Saxby A, Adams L, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2010). The effect of group size on the behaviour and welfare of four fish species commonly kept in home aquaria. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 125(3-4), 195-205. Abstract.
Saxby A, Adams L, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2010). The effect of group size on the behaviour and welfare of four fish species commonly kept in home aquaria. Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Wilson RW, Millero FJ, Taylor JR, Walsh PJ, Christensen V, Jennings S, Grosell M (2009). Contribution of Fish to the Marine Inorganic Carbon Cycle. SCIENCE, 323(5912), 359-362. Author URL.
Jennings S, Wilson RW (2009). Fishing impacts on the marine inorganic carbon cycle. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(5), 976-982. Abstract.
Ghosh J, Wilson RW, Kudoh T (2009). Normal development of the tomato clownfish Amphiprion frenatus: live imaging and in situ hybridization analyses of mesodermal and neurectodermal development. J. Fish Biol., 75, 2287-2298. Abstract.
Sloman KA, Baker D, Winberg S, Wilson RW (2008). Are there physiological correlates of dominance in natural trout populations?. Animal Behaviour, 76(4), 1279-1287. Abstract.
Scott DM, Rabineau J, Wilson RW, Hodgson DJ, Brown JA (2008). Can pikeperch colonise new freshwater systems via estuaries? Evidence from behavioural salinity tests. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59(8), 694-702. Abstract.
Mélin, F. Blanchard, J.L. Forster, R.M. (2008). Global-scale predictions of community and ecosystem properties from simple ecological theory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 1375-1383.
Scott DM, Wilson RW, Brown JA (2007). Can sunbleak Leucaspius delineatus or topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva disperse through saline waters?. Journal of Fish Biology, 71(SUPPL. D), 70-86. Abstract.
Wilson, R.W. (2007). Post-prandial alkaline tide in freshwater teleost fish: Effects of meal anticipation on physiological recovery from acid-base and ion regulatory disturbances of feeding.<em>Proofs of this manuscript are available from Chris Cooper C.A.Cooper@ex.ac.uk</em>. Journal of Experimental Biology
Taylor JR, Whittamore JM, Wilson RW, Grosell M (2007). Postprandial acid-base balance and ion regulation in freshwater and seawater-acclimated European flounder, Platichthys flesus. J Comp Physiol B, 177(6), 597-608. Abstract.  Author URL.
Whittamore, J.M. Wilson, R.W. Grosell, M. (2007). Postprandial acid-base balance in freshwater and seawater-acclimated European flounder. Integrative & Comparative Biology, 45(6), 1081-1081.
Brown, J.A. Wilson, R.W. (2007). The osmoregulatory ability of the European invasive species sunbleak Leucaspius delineatus and topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva at elevated salinities, and their likely dispersal via brackish waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 1606-1614.
Wilson, R.W. (2007). Three species of fish from an eutrophic, seasonally alkaline lake are not more tolerant to acute high pH exposure in the laboratory. Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 551-566.
Gonzalez, R.J. Wilson, R.W. (2005). A pharmacological examination of Na+ and Cl- transport in two species of freshwater fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 78(2), 259-272.
Grosell M, Wood CM, Wilson RW, Bury NR, Hogstrand C, Rankin C, Jensen FB (2005). Bicarbonate secretion plays a role in chloride and water absorption of the European flounder intestine. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 288(4 57-4). Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wilson JM, Grosell M (2005). Erratum: Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - Why and how? (Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biomembranes (2002) 1566 (182-193) PII: S0005-2736(02)00600-4 and DOI: 10.1016/S0005-2736(02)00600-4). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1712(2).
Wilson RW, Wilson JM, Grosell M (2005). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - Why and how? (vol 1566, pg 182, 2002). BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES, 1712(2), 222-222. Author URL.
Lucas, M.L. Wilson, R.W. (2005). The effect of chronic exposure to high pH on the sodium balance, nitrogen excretion and behaviour of fish from a freshwater eutrophic lake: a laboratory and field study. Aquatic Toxicology, 73(1), 31-43.
Scott DM, Lucas MC, Wilson RW (2005). The effect of high pH on ion balance, nitrogen excretion and behaviour in freshwater fish from an eutrophic lake: a laboratory and field study. Aquat Toxicol, 73(1), 31-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gilmour KM, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2005). The integration of behaviour into comparative physiology. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 78(5), 609-678. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Bury NR, Grosell M, Wood CM (2004). Bicarbonate secretion plays a role in chloride and water absorption of the European flounder intestine. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 288(4), R936-R946.
Wilson RW, Grosell M (2003). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish - source of bicarbonate, pH sensitivity, and consequences for whole animal acid-base and calcium homeostasis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1618(2), 163-174.
Matsuo, A. YO, R.W. Wilson, R.J. (2003). Protection by natural blackwater against disturbances in ion fluxes caused by low pH exposure in freshwater stingrays endemic to the Rio Negro. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 76, 12-27.
Wood, C.M. Bury, N.R. Wilson, R.W. (2002). Binding and movement of Ag in the intestinal epithelium of a marine teleost fish, European flounder. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Toxicology & Pharmacology, 133, 125-135.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. Patrick, M.L. (2002). Diverse strategies for ion regulation in fish collected from the ion-poor, acidic Rio Negro. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 37-47.
Wilson RW, Grosell M, Wilson JM (2002). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - why and how?. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1566(1-2), 182-193.
Ferreira, R.L. Gonzalez, R.J. Wood, C.M. (2002). Ion regulatory patterns of mosquito larvae collected from breeding sites in the Amazon rain forest. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 215-222.
Matsuo, A.Y.O. Gonzalez, R.J. (2002). Mechanisms of ion transport in Potamotrygon, a stenohaline freshwater elasmobranch native to the ion-poor blackwaters of the Rio Negro. Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(19), 3039-3054.
Lecklin, T. Busk, M. Bury, N.R. (2002). Physiological impact of salinity at organism and red blood cell levels in the European flounder (P. flesus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 274, 159-174.
Jensen FB, Lecklin T, Busk M, Bury NR, Wilson RW, Wood CM, Grosell M (2002). Physiological impact of salinity increase at organism and red blood cell levels in the European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 274(2), 159-174. Abstract.
Gonzalez, R.J. Wood, C.M. Wilson, R.W. (2002). The characterization of ion regulation in Amazonian mosquito larvae: Evidence of phenotypic plasticity, population-based disparity, and novel mechanisms of ion uptake. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 223-236.
Wilson RW, Bury NR, Grosell M, Wood CM (2001). Intestinal iron uptake in the European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(21), 3779-3787.
Wilson, R.W. (2001). Patterns of ion regulation in acidophilic fish native to the ion-poor, acidic Rio Negro. Journal of Fish Biology, 58, 1680-1690.
Allin CJ, Wilson RW (2000). Effects of pre-acclimation to aluminium on the physiology and swimming behaviour of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during a pulsed exposure. Aquat Toxicol, 51(2), 213-224. Abstract.  Author URL.
Allin CJ, Wilson RW (1999). Behavioural and metabolic effects of chronic exposure to sublethal aluminum in acidic soft water in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 56(4), 670-678. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wood CM, Gonzalez RJ, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1999). Ion and acid-base balance in three species of Amazonian fish during gradual acidification of extremely soft water. Physiol Biochem Zool, 72(3), 277-285. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gonzalez RJ, Wood CM, Wilson RW, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1998). Effects of water pH and calcium concentration on ion balance in fish of the Rio Negro, Amazon. Physiological Zoology, 71(1), 15-22. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wareing M, Kibble J, Green R (1998). Potassium permeability in the absence of fluid reabsorption in proximal tubule of the anesthetized rat. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 274(6 43-6). Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wareing M, Kibble J, Green R (1998). Potassium permeability in the absence of fluid reabsorption in proximal tubule of the anesthetized rat. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 274(6), F1109-F1112. Author URL.
Wood CM, Wilson RW, Gonzalez RJ, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1998). Responses of an Amazonian teleost, the tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), to low pH in extremely soft water. Physiological Zoology, 71(6), 658-670. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wareing M, Green R (1997). The role of active transport in potassium reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubule of the anaesthetized rat. J Physiol, 500 ( Pt 1), 155-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ishiguro H, Steward MC, Wilson RW, Case RM (1996). Bicarbonate secretion in interlobular ducts from guinea-pig pancreas. Journal of Physiology, 495(1), 179-191. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wood CM, Houlihan DF (1996). Growth and protein turnover during acclimation to acid and aluminum in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 53(4), 802-811. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Gilmour KM, Henry RP, Wood CM (1996). Intestinal base excretion in the seawater-adapted rainbow trout: a role in acid-base balance?. Journal of Experimental Biology, 199(10), 2331-2343. Abstract.

Chapters

Wilson RW (2014). Fish. In Laffoley D, Baxter J, Thevenon F, Oliver J (Eds.) The Significance and Management of Natural Carbon Stores in the Open Ocean, Switzerland: IUCN, 81-94.  Author URL.
Scott, D.M. Wilson, R.W. (2007). Do estuaries act as saline-bridges to allow invasion of new freshwater systems by non-indigenous fish species?. In Gherardi F (Ed) Biological Invaders in Inland Waters: Profiles, Distribution and Threats, Springer.
Wilson, R.W. (2005). Anthropogenic effects on behavioural physiology in fish. In Sloman, K, Wilson, RW, Balshine, S (Eds.) Behaviour - Interactions with Fish Physiology, Academic Press, 413-468.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. (2004). Environmental effects on ion regulation in tropical fish. In Val AL (Ed) Physiology of Tropical Fish, Academic Press, 397-442.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. (2004). Ion regulation in tropical fishes from ion-poor, acidic blackwaters. In Val AL (Ed) Physiology of Tropical Fish, Fish Physiology Vol. 21 - Academic Press pp. 397-442:.

Conferences

Saxby AL, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2009). Welfare Implications of stocking density on two fish species (Paracheirodon innesi and Tanichthys albonubes) kept in home aquaria.  Author URL.
Gilmour KM, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2005). The integration of behaviour into comparative physiology.  Abstract.  Author URL.

Reports

Wilson RW (2014). Chapter 3.6 Fish. IUCN,  Switzerland, Gland. 13 pages.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Ellis RP, Davison W, Queirós AM, Kroeker KJ, Calosi P, Dupont S, Spicer JI, Wilson RW, Widdicombe S, Urbina MA, et al (In Press). Does sex really matter? Explaining intraspecies variation in ocean acidification responses. Biol Lett, 13(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ellis RP, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (In Press). Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture. Glob Chang Biol, 23(6), 2141-2148. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Roberts CM, O'Leary BC, McCauley DJ, Cury PM, Duarte CM, Lubchenco J, Pauly D, Sáenz-Arroyo A, Sumaila UR, Wilson RW, et al (In Press). Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 114(24), 6167-6175. Abstract.  Author URL.
Salter MA, Harborne AR, Perry CT, Wilson RW (In Press). Phase heterogeneity in carbonate production by marine fish influences their roles in sediment generation and the inorganic carbon cycle. Scientific Reports Full text.

2018

Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 590, 155-169. Abstract.  Full text.
Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Dataset for Yarlett et al. (2018) "Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates" published in MEPS.  Full text.
Porteus CS, Hubbard PC, Uren Webster TM, van Aerle R, Canário AVM, Santos EM, Wilson RW (2018). Near-future CO<inf>2</inf>levels impair the olfactory system of a marine fish. Nature Climate Change, 8(8), 737-743. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Mangan S, Urbina MA, Findlay HS, Wilson RW, Lewis C (2017). Fluctuating seawater pH/pCO2 regimes are more energetically expensive than static pH/pCO2 levels in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Proc Biol Sci, 284(1865). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Rogers NJ, Urbina MA, Reardon EE, McKenzie DJ, Wilson RW (2016). A new analysis of hypoxia tolerance in fishes using a database of critical oxygen level (P crit). Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McKenzie DJ, Axelsson M, Chabot D, Claireaux G, Cooke SJ, Corner RA, De Boeck G, Domenici P, Guerreiro PM, Hamer B, et al (2016). Conservation physiology of marine fishes: state of the art and prospects for policy. Conserv Physiol, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Middlemiss KL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2016). Effects of seawater alkalinity on calcium and acid-base regulation in juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus) during a moult cycle. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 193, 22-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Whittamore JM, Genz J, Grosell M, Wilson RW (2016). Measuring intestinal fluid transport in vitro: Gravimetric method versus non-absorbable marker. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 194, 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Eaton L, Sloman KA, Wilson RW, Gill AB, Harborne AR (2016). Non-consumptive effects of native and invasive predators on juvenile Caribbean parrotfish. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 99(5), 499-508. Abstract.  Full text.
Lewis C, Ellis RP, Vernon E, Elliot K, Newbatt S, Wilson RW (2016). Ocean acidification increases copper toxicity differentially in two key marine invertebrates with distinct acid-base responses. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Middlemiss KL, Daniels CL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2015). Combined effects of UV irradiation, ozonation, and the probiotic Bacillus spp. on growth, survival, and general fitness in European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Aquaculture, 444, 99-107. Abstract.
Daniels CL, Wills B, Ruiz-Perez M, Miles E, Wilson RW, Boothroyd D (2015). Development of sea based container culture for rearing European lobster (Homarus gammarus) around South West England. Aquaculture, 448, 186-195. Abstract.
Middlemiss KL, Urbina MA, Wilson RW (2015). Microbial proliferation on gill structures of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus) during a moult cycle. Helgoland Marine Research, 69(4), 401-410. Abstract.

2014

Schmitz OJ, Raymond PA, Estes JA, Kurz WA, Holtgrieve GW, Ritchie ME, Schindler DE, Spivak AC, Wilson RW, Bradford MA, et al (2014). Animating the Carbon Cycle. ECOSYSTEMS, 17(2), 344-359. Author URL.
Wilson RW (2014). Chapter 3.6 Fish. IUCN,  Switzerland, Gland. 13 pages.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pope EC, Ellis RP, Scolamacchia M, Scolding JWS, Keay A, Chingombe P, Shields RJ, Wilcox R, Speirs DC, Wilson RW, et al (2014). European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, in a changing ocean. Biogeosciences, 11(9), 2519-2530. Abstract.
Wilson RW (2014). Fish. In Laffoley D, Baxter J, Thevenon F, Oliver J (Eds.) The Significance and Management of Natural Carbon Stores in the Open Ocean, Switzerland: IUCN, 81-94.  Author URL.
Cooper CA, Regan MD, Brauner CJ, De Bastos ESR, Wilson RW (2014). Osmoregulatory bicarbonate secretion exploits H+-sensitive haemoglobins to autoregulate intestinal O2 delivery in euryhaline teleosts. Journal of Comparative Physiology B Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper CA, Regan MD, Brauner CJ, De Bastos ESR, Wilson RW (2014). Osmoregulatory bicarbonate secretion exploits H<sup>+</sup>-sensitive haemoglobins to autoregulate intestinal O<inf>2</inf> delivery in euryhaline teleosts. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 184(7), 865-876. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Abstract.

2013

Schmitz OJ, Raymond PA, Estes JA, Kurz WA, Holtgrieve GW, Ritchie ME, Schindler DE, Spivak AC, Wilson RW, Bradford MA, et al (2013). Animating the Carbon Cycle. Ecosystems, 1-16. Full text.

2012

Wilkes L, Owen SF, Readman GD, Sloman KA, Wilson RW (2012). Does structural enrichment for toxicology studies improve zebrafish welfare?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Wilkes L, Owen SF, Readman GD, Sloman KA, Wilson RW (2012). Does structural enrichment for toxicology studies improve zebrafish welfare?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 139(1-2), 143-150. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: Crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentology
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentolology, in press

2011

Al-Jandal NJ, Wilson RW (2011). A comparison of osmoregulatory responses in plasma and tissues of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) following acute salinity challenges. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 159(2), 175-181. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson RW, Reardon EE, Perry CT (2011). A fishy tale: a missing part of the inorganic ocean carbon cycle. The Biochemist(June), 30-34. Author URL.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HL, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(10), 3865-3869. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson RW (2011). Role of the gut. , 2, 1419-1428. Abstract.
Al-Jandal NJ, Whittamore JM, Santos EM, Wilson RW (2011). The influence of 17β-estradiol on intestinal calcium carbonate precipitation and osmoregulation in seawater-acclimated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Exp Biol, 214(Pt 16), 2791-2798. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Cooper CA, Whittamore JM, Wilson RW (2010). Ca2+-driven intestinal HCO(3)(-) secretion and CaCO3 precipitation in the European flounder in vivo: influences on acid-base regulation and blood gas transport. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 298(4), R870-R876. Abstract.  Author URL.
Whittamore JM, Cooper CA, Wilson RW (2010). HCO (3)(-) secretion and CaCO3 precipitation play major roles in intestinal water absorption in marine teleost fish in vivo. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 298(4), R877-R886. Abstract.  Author URL.
Saxby A, Adams L, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2010). The effect of group size on the behaviour and welfare of four fish species commonly kept in home aquaria. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 125(3-4), 195-205. Abstract.
Saxby A, Adams L, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2010). The effect of group size on the behaviour and welfare of four fish species commonly kept in home aquaria. Applied Animal Behaviour Science

2009

Wilson RW, Millero FJ, Taylor JR, Walsh PJ, Christensen V, Jennings S, Grosell M (2009). Contribution of Fish to the Marine Inorganic Carbon Cycle. SCIENCE, 323(5912), 359-362. Author URL.
Jennings S, Wilson RW (2009). Fishing impacts on the marine inorganic carbon cycle. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(5), 976-982. Abstract.
Ghosh J, Wilson RW, Kudoh T (2009). Normal development of the tomato clownfish Amphiprion frenatus: live imaging and in situ hybridization analyses of mesodermal and neurectodermal development. J. Fish Biol., 75, 2287-2298. Abstract.
Saxby AL, Snellgrove D, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2009). Welfare Implications of stocking density on two fish species (Paracheirodon innesi and Tanichthys albonubes) kept in home aquaria.  Author URL.

2008

Sloman KA, Baker D, Winberg S, Wilson RW (2008). Are there physiological correlates of dominance in natural trout populations?. Animal Behaviour, 76(4), 1279-1287. Abstract.
Scott DM, Rabineau J, Wilson RW, Hodgson DJ, Brown JA (2008). Can pikeperch colonise new freshwater systems via estuaries? Evidence from behavioural salinity tests. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59(8), 694-702. Abstract.
Mélin, F. Blanchard, J.L. Forster, R.M. (2008). Global-scale predictions of community and ecosystem properties from simple ecological theory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 1375-1383.

2007

Scott DM, Wilson RW, Brown JA (2007). Can sunbleak Leucaspius delineatus or topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva disperse through saline waters?. Journal of Fish Biology, 71(SUPPL. D), 70-86. Abstract.
Scott, D.M. Wilson, R.W. (2007). Do estuaries act as saline-bridges to allow invasion of new freshwater systems by non-indigenous fish species?. In Gherardi F (Ed) Biological Invaders in Inland Waters: Profiles, Distribution and Threats, Springer.
Wilson, R.W. (2007). Post-prandial alkaline tide in freshwater teleost fish: Effects of meal anticipation on physiological recovery from acid-base and ion regulatory disturbances of feeding.<em>Proofs of this manuscript are available from Chris Cooper C.A.Cooper@ex.ac.uk</em>. Journal of Experimental Biology
Taylor JR, Whittamore JM, Wilson RW, Grosell M (2007). Postprandial acid-base balance and ion regulation in freshwater and seawater-acclimated European flounder, Platichthys flesus. J Comp Physiol B, 177(6), 597-608. Abstract.  Author URL.
Whittamore, J.M. Wilson, R.W. Grosell, M. (2007). Postprandial acid-base balance in freshwater and seawater-acclimated European flounder. Integrative & Comparative Biology, 45(6), 1081-1081.
Brown, J.A. Wilson, R.W. (2007). The osmoregulatory ability of the European invasive species sunbleak Leucaspius delineatus and topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva at elevated salinities, and their likely dispersal via brackish waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 1606-1614.
Wilson, R.W. (2007). Three species of fish from an eutrophic, seasonally alkaline lake are not more tolerant to acute high pH exposure in the laboratory. Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 551-566.

2005

Gonzalez, R.J. Wilson, R.W. (2005). A pharmacological examination of Na+ and Cl- transport in two species of freshwater fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 78(2), 259-272.
Wilson, R.W. (2005). Anthropogenic effects on behavioural physiology in fish. In Sloman, K, Wilson, RW, Balshine, S (Eds.) Behaviour - Interactions with Fish Physiology, Academic Press, 413-468.
Grosell M, Wood CM, Wilson RW, Bury NR, Hogstrand C, Rankin C, Jensen FB (2005). Bicarbonate secretion plays a role in chloride and water absorption of the European flounder intestine. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 288(4 57-4). Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wilson JM, Grosell M (2005). Erratum: Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - Why and how? (Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biomembranes (2002) 1566 (182-193) PII: S0005-2736(02)00600-4 and DOI: 10.1016/S0005-2736(02)00600-4). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1712(2).
Wilson RW, Wilson JM, Grosell M (2005). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - Why and how? (vol 1566, pg 182, 2002). BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES, 1712(2), 222-222. Author URL.
Lucas, M.L. Wilson, R.W. (2005). The effect of chronic exposure to high pH on the sodium balance, nitrogen excretion and behaviour of fish from a freshwater eutrophic lake: a laboratory and field study. Aquatic Toxicology, 73(1), 31-43.
Scott DM, Lucas MC, Wilson RW (2005). The effect of high pH on ion balance, nitrogen excretion and behaviour in freshwater fish from an eutrophic lake: a laboratory and field study. Aquat Toxicol, 73(1), 31-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gilmour KM, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2005). The integration of behaviour into comparative physiology. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 78(5), 609-678. Abstract.
Gilmour KM, Wilson RW, Sloman KA (2005). The integration of behaviour into comparative physiology.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Wilson RW, Bury NR, Grosell M, Wood CM (2004). Bicarbonate secretion plays a role in chloride and water absorption of the European flounder intestine. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 288(4), R936-R946.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. (2004). Environmental effects on ion regulation in tropical fish. In Val AL (Ed) Physiology of Tropical Fish, Academic Press, 397-442.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. (2004). Ion regulation in tropical fishes from ion-poor, acidic blackwaters. In Val AL (Ed) Physiology of Tropical Fish, Fish Physiology Vol. 21 - Academic Press pp. 397-442:.

2003

Wilson RW, Grosell M (2003). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish - source of bicarbonate, pH sensitivity, and consequences for whole animal acid-base and calcium homeostasis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1618(2), 163-174.
Matsuo, A. YO, R.W. Wilson, R.J. (2003). Protection by natural blackwater against disturbances in ion fluxes caused by low pH exposure in freshwater stingrays endemic to the Rio Negro. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 76, 12-27.

2002

Wood, C.M. Bury, N.R. Wilson, R.W. (2002). Binding and movement of Ag in the intestinal epithelium of a marine teleost fish, European flounder. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Toxicology & Pharmacology, 133, 125-135.
Wilson, R.W. Wood, C.M. Patrick, M.L. (2002). Diverse strategies for ion regulation in fish collected from the ion-poor, acidic Rio Negro. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 37-47.
Wilson RW, Grosell M, Wilson JM (2002). Intestinal bicarbonate secretion by marine teleost fish - why and how?. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1566(1-2), 182-193.
Ferreira, R.L. Gonzalez, R.J. Wood, C.M. (2002). Ion regulatory patterns of mosquito larvae collected from breeding sites in the Amazon rain forest. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 215-222.
Matsuo, A.Y.O. Gonzalez, R.J. (2002). Mechanisms of ion transport in Potamotrygon, a stenohaline freshwater elasmobranch native to the ion-poor blackwaters of the Rio Negro. Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(19), 3039-3054.
Lecklin, T. Busk, M. Bury, N.R. (2002). Physiological impact of salinity at organism and red blood cell levels in the European flounder (P. flesus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 274, 159-174.
Jensen FB, Lecklin T, Busk M, Bury NR, Wilson RW, Wood CM, Grosell M (2002). Physiological impact of salinity increase at organism and red blood cell levels in the European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 274(2), 159-174. Abstract.
Gonzalez, R.J. Wood, C.M. Wilson, R.W. (2002). The characterization of ion regulation in Amazonian mosquito larvae: Evidence of phenotypic plasticity, population-based disparity, and novel mechanisms of ion uptake. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 75, 223-236.

2001

Wilson RW, Bury NR, Grosell M, Wood CM (2001). Intestinal iron uptake in the European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(21), 3779-3787.
Wilson, R.W. (2001). Patterns of ion regulation in acidophilic fish native to the ion-poor, acidic Rio Negro. Journal of Fish Biology, 58, 1680-1690.

2000

Allin CJ, Wilson RW (2000). Effects of pre-acclimation to aluminium on the physiology and swimming behaviour of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during a pulsed exposure. Aquat Toxicol, 51(2), 213-224. Abstract.  Author URL.

1999

Allin CJ, Wilson RW (1999). Behavioural and metabolic effects of chronic exposure to sublethal aluminum in acidic soft water in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 56(4), 670-678. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wood CM, Gonzalez RJ, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1999). Ion and acid-base balance in three species of Amazonian fish during gradual acidification of extremely soft water. Physiol Biochem Zool, 72(3), 277-285. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Gonzalez RJ, Wood CM, Wilson RW, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1998). Effects of water pH and calcium concentration on ion balance in fish of the Rio Negro, Amazon. Physiological Zoology, 71(1), 15-22. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wareing M, Kibble J, Green R (1998). Potassium permeability in the absence of fluid reabsorption in proximal tubule of the anesthetized rat. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 274(6 43-6). Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wareing M, Kibble J, Green R (1998). Potassium permeability in the absence of fluid reabsorption in proximal tubule of the anesthetized rat. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 274(6), F1109-F1112. Author URL.
Wood CM, Wilson RW, Gonzalez RJ, Patrick ML, Bergman HL, Narahara A, Val AL (1998). Responses of an Amazonian teleost, the tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), to low pH in extremely soft water. Physiological Zoology, 71(6), 658-670. Abstract.

1997

Wilson RW, Wareing M, Green R (1997). The role of active transport in potassium reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubule of the anaesthetized rat. J Physiol, 500 ( Pt 1), 155-164. Abstract.  Author URL.

1996

Ishiguro H, Steward MC, Wilson RW, Case RM (1996). Bicarbonate secretion in interlobular ducts from guinea-pig pancreas. Journal of Physiology, 495(1), 179-191. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Wood CM, Houlihan DF (1996). Growth and protein turnover during acclimation to acid and aluminum in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 53(4), 802-811. Abstract.
Wilson RW, Gilmour KM, Henry RP, Wood CM (1996). Intestinal base excretion in the seawater-adapted rainbow trout: a role in acid-base balance?. Journal of Experimental Biology, 199(10), 2331-2343. Abstract.

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Refresh publications

External Engagment and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

29th Annual Rosenstiel Award for "Outstanding Achievement and Distinction in Marine Biology, Biological Oceanographic and Fisheries Science" ($10k prize presented at Miami University in April 2005) www.rsmas.miami.edu/rosenstiel_award/award3a.html


Committee/panel activities

NERC Peer Review College

NERC strategy panels

Expert Witness UK Environment Agency


Editorial responsibilities

Journal Editor

Assistant Editor for the Journal of Fish Biology (2000 - present)

Co-Editor for Serial Advances in Experimental Biology (2005-present)

Journal Reviewing

American Journal of Physiology
Animal Behaviour
Aquatic Toxicology
Biochimica Biophysica Acta
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
British Journal of Nutrition
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Continental Shelf Research
Environmental Science and Technology
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
Hormones and Behaviour
Hydrobiologia
Journal of Biological Systems
Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Comparative Physiology
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Nature
Neotropical Ichthyology
Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Physiological Genomics
PLoS ONE
Science
Science of the Total Environment
Zoological Science


Invited lectures

Institutional Seminars

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK (November 2012)

University of Washington, USA - The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries: Ocean Acidification (March 2011)

University of British Columbia, Canada (March 2011)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, California, USA (May 2009)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), California, USA (April 2009)

University of British Columbia, Canada (March 2009)

University of San Diego, California, USA (February 2009)

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (September 2008)

University of East Anglia, UK (September 2008)

McMaster University, Canada (August 2008)

Plymouth University, UK - (November 2007)

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences, Lowestoft, UK - (January 2006)

Plymouth Marine Laboratories, Plymouth, UK - (November 2005)

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Florida, USA - (Apr 2005)

School of Biosciences, University of Miami, USA - (Apr 2003)

Durham University, UK - Dept. of Biological Sciences (Nov 2002)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark - August Krogh Institute, (April 2002)

Conference invited presentations

Wilson, R.W., Landin, J., Wilkes, L., Leaver, L. Owen, S.F., Sloman, K. (2012) To enrich or not to enrich? Evidence for cold and warm water laboratory fish. ASAB/SEB/NC3Rs Symposium, London, UK (July 2012).

*Wilson, R.W. (2012). The marine teleost intestine: a very multi-functional organ. Society for Experimental Biology, Salzburg, Austria (June 2012).

*Wilson, R.W. (2012). The marine teleost intestine: Key roles in ion, water, acid–base and respiratory gas transfers. SEB Woodstock 2012, Tuscany, Italy (24-26 June, 2012).

*Wilson, R.W. (2012). The nature and fate of carbonate production by marine fish. Yale Climate & Energy Institute 2012 Conference on "Managing Species for Regulating the Carbon Cycle". Yale University, New Haven, USA (April 2012).

Yale University, New Haven, USA (April 2012).

*Wilson, R.W. (2011). How physiology & behaviour integrate to provide homeostasis in fish. 1st Conference on the Conservation Physiology of Marine Fishes. CIMAR, Porto, Portugal, (26-28 September, 2011).

*Wilson, R.W., Cobb, C.S., Whittamore, J.M., Perry, C.T., Salter, M. (2010). Carbonate Formation in Fish Guts: Roles and Consequences. American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World Conference. Colorado, USA (4-7 August, 2010).

*Wilson, R.W., Cobb, C.S., Whittamore, J.M., Perry, C.T., Salter, M., Jennings, S. (2010). The implications of fishing and climate change for gut carbonate production by marine teleost fish and the global inorganic carbon cycle. Society for Experimental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic (30 June – 3 July, 2010).

*Wilson, R.W., Landin, J., Wilkes, L., Leaver, L. Owen, S.F., Winberg, S., Sloman, K. (2009). Not all fish are the same: Enrichment and welfare criteria must be species-specific and objectively qualified. International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE), Torquay, UK (July 2009).

*Wilson, R.W., Cooper, C.A., Goren, M. (2008). Acid-base regulation in a vertebrate salinity extremophile. Symposium on  Ion and Acid-base Regulation, International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, Portland, USA (28 July – 1 Aug, 2008).

*Wilson, R.W., Cooper, C.A., Goren, M. (2008). Anatomically separated acid-base regulation and respiratory gas exchange in a vertebrate salinity-extremophile. Society for Experimental Biology, Marseille, France (30 June – 3 July, 2010).

Wilson, R.W. (2006) Teleost adaptations to salinity extremes - the importance of integrative physiology. European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ESCPB) - Stress in Systems Biology, Antwerp, Belgium (September 2006)

Wilson, R.W. (2006) Calcium carbonate production by fish - a novel role in the marine carbon cycle? - A tribute to Rick Playle. Canadian Society for Zoologists, Edmonton, Canada (May 2006)

Wilson, R.W. (2005) Drinking and precipitation by the sea - osmotic, ion and acid-base homeostasis in marine fish. Society for Experimental Biology, Barcelona, Spain (July 2005)

Wilson, R.W. & Gude, A (2004) Social hierarchy and gender-related behavioural physiology - response to endocrine disruptors in freshwater fish. International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, Manaus, Brazil (Aug 2004)

Wilson, R.W. & Grosell, M (2003) Seawater calcium, bicarbonate secretion and water absorption in the marine teleost intestine. SEB, Southampton, (April 2003)

Wilson, R.W. & Grosell, M (2002). The critical role of carbonic anhydrase in calcium homeostasis and water absorption in marine teleost fish. IUPS, San Diego, USA (August 2002)

Wilson, R.W., C.M. Wood, N.R.Bury, C. Hogstrand, F.B. Jensen, J.C. Rankin, M. Busk, T. Lecklin, M. Grosell. (2001) Salinity, bicarbonate and drinking: facilitating gut water absorption in marine teleosts. Drink or Die Symposium, ICCE meeting, Sorrento, Italy (May 2001)


Workshops/Conferences organised

Conferences organised

'Non-native fishes: Integrated biology of establishment success and dispersal' for the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, at Exeter, UK (July 2007) - (150 delegates; co-organised with J.A. Brown & D.M. Scott).

Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology at Exeter, UK (March 2000) – (960 delegates)

Symposia organised

Life in a warmer and higher CO2 world”; Society for Experimental Biology, Valencia, Spain (July 2013)

Physiology of the multi-functional gut”; Society for Experimental Biology, Salzburg, Austria (July 2012)

The multi-functional gut”; Society for Experimental Biology, Marseilles, France (July 2012)
 

Ion sensing and Ion Regulation”; Society for Experimental Biology, Cantebury, UK (April 2006)

'Integrating behaviour and physiology' Society for Experimental Biology, Heriot-Watt, UK (March 2004) - co-organised with K. Sloman & K. Gilmour

'Dogmas and Controversies in the Handling of Nitrogenous Wastes' Society for Experimental Biology, Southampton, UK (March 2003)

'Epithelial Ion Transport - Tribute to Hans Ussing' Society for Experimental Biology, Swansea, UK (March 2002) - co-organised with M. Grosell

Teaching

From 2007-08 I have coordinated and taught the following undergraduate modules: BIO1324 Fundamental Skills for Biosciences; BIO1320 Animal and Plant Physiology; and BIO2082 Animal Ecophysiology. I also co-teach in the following undergraduate modules: BIO1327 Diversity of Animal Plants and Protists; BIO2071 Research Skills and Bioethics; BIO2080 Cornwall Biodiversity Field Course; BIO3067 Ecotoxicology

This includes coordinating and teaching on the following Masters modules: BIOM509 Professional Skills; BIOM520 Fisheries Science; BIOM521 Marine Fisheries Science - Practical Field Skills; BIOM522 - Freshwater and Estuarine Environments - Practical Field Skills; BIOM523 Aquatic Environmental Perturbations; BIOM524 Aquatic Conservation and Management; BIOM526 Masters Research Project in Aquatic Biology and Resource Management.

Modules

2018/19


Dr Rod Wilson

Dr Rod Wilson

Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr Chris Cooper (BBSRC) 2005-2008 'Novel integration of gas exchange, osmotic and acid-base regulation in hyper-salinities'
  • Dr Ali Kerridge (URF) 2005
  • Dr Stewart Owen (NERC) 1998-2001 'Integrated behavioural, metabolic and physiological approach to metal toxicity in fish'
  • Dr Cosima Porteus (Newton International Post-Doctoral Fellow)
  • Dr Dawn Scott (NERC) 2004-2007 'Osmoregulation in non-indigenous fish species - potential for invasion via estuaries'
  • Dr Jon Whittamore (BBSRC) 2008-11 'Novel driving forces for water transport & osmoregulation: carbonate precipitation and osmotic coefficients'

Postgraduate researchers

  • Noura Al-Jandal (Kuwait Research Institute) 2006-present 'Endocrine disruption of osmoregulation and reproduction in euryhaline fish'
  • Frances Cary (NERC Industrial CASE - Astra Zeneca & Syngenta) 2000-04 'Endocrine disruption of ecdysteroid-regulated development in insects - in vitro and in vivo'
  • William Davison
  • Julie Ghosh MSc: 'The effects of elevated CO2 on fertilisation and embryo development in marine teleost fish'
  • Jenny Landin (Great Western Research - Astra Zeneca Brixham Environmental Laboratory) 2007-present 'Using fish behaviour and physiology to determine welfare and enrichment criteria for aquatic environmental protection research - cold water species'
  • Daniel Montgomery
  • Jefferson Murua (BBSRC CASE - Westcountry Rivers Trust) 2005-present 'Role of social rank in development, physiology and reproductive strategy in Salmonids'
  • Dawn Scott (Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, South West Water, Environment Agency, English Nature) 1999-2003 'Physiology and behaviour of fish in eutrophic freshwaters'
  • Nicholas Thompson MSc 'The effects of elevated CO2 on gut carbonate production in marine teleost fish'
  • Jon Whittamore (BBSRC Committee Studentship) 2004-present 'Multiple whole organism roles of calcium-sensing receptors in marine teleost fish'
  • Luanne Wilkes (BBSRC CASE - Astra Zeneca Brixham Environmental Laboratory) 2007-present 'Using fish behaviour and physiology to determine welfare and enrichment criteria for aquatic environmental protection research - warm water species'
  • Robert Yarlett

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