Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl
Bachelors: B.Sc. Guelph
Masters: M.Sc. Guelph
Doctoral: Ph.D. Dalhousie
Telephone: (709) 864-2692
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I am a comparative physiologist whose main research interest is to understand how environmental and physiological variables interact to affect fish biology. Central to this research are the role that blood oxygen transport, cardiac function, stress (catecholamines, cortisol, the ?-adrenergic system, stress proteins) and humoral and/or biochemical factors play in mediating fish "performance" (swimming ability, growth, reproductive success, metabolic capacity etc.) under varied environmental conditions. I use a variety of marine and freshwater fishes in my research, and the questions I address often have implications for fish ecology and/or aquaculture.
Costa, I. A. S. F.; Driedzic, W.R.; Gamperl, A.K. (2013). Metabolic and cardiac responses of cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) to seasonal and acute changes in temperature. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 86 (2) 233-244. (Click here for Abstract)
Moreau, D.T.R.; Conway, C.; Gamperl, A.K.; Fletcher, G.L.; Fleming, I.A. (2012). Potential for ecological effects and gene flow resulting from growth hormone transgenic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) interactions with wild populations. Transgenic Research. 21 (4) 908-908.
Burt, K.: Hamoutene, D.; Perez-Casanova, J.; Gamperl, A.K.; Volkoff, H. (2012). The effect of intermittent hypoxia on growth, appetite and some aspects of the Immune response in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquacul. Res. 1 (14)
Hori, T.S.; Rise, M.L.; Johnson, S.C.; Afonso, L.O.B.; Gamperl, A.K. (2012). The mRNA expression of cortisol axis related genes differs in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) categorized as high or low responders. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 175 (2) 311-320. (Click here for Abstract)
Hori, T.S.; Gamperl, A.K.; Hastings, C.E.; Vander Voort, G.E.; Robinson, J.A.B.; Johnson, S.C.; Afonso, L.O.B. (2012). Inter-individual and - family differences in the cortisol responsiveness of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquaculture. 324 165-173. (Click here for Abstract)
Hori, T.S.; Gamperl, A.K.; Booman, M.; Nash, G.W.; Rise, M.L. (2012). A moderate increase in ambient temperature modulates the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) spleen transcriptome response to intraperitoneal viral mimic injection. BMC Genomics. 13 (431) (Click here for Abstract)
Lurman, G.J.;Petersen, L.H.; Gamperl, A.K. (2012). In situ cardiac performance of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) at cold temperatures: long-term acclimation, acute thermal challenge and the role of adrenaline. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215 (22) 4006-4014. (Click here for Abstract)
Hori, T.S.; Gamperl, A.K.; Booman, M.; Nash, G.; Johnson, S.C.; Afonso, L.O.B.; Rise, M.L. (2012). Stress physiology and immune-relevant gene expression of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua subjected to elevated temperatures. Genome. 55 (10) 715-715.
Keen, A.N.; Gamperl, A.K. (2012). Blood oxygenation and cardiorespiratory function in steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) challenged with an acute temperature increase and zatebradine-induced bradycardia. Journal Of Thermal Biology. 37 (3) 201-210. (Click here for Abstract)
Gamperl, A.K.; Swafford, B.L.; Rodnick, K.J. (2011). Elevated temperature, per se, does not limit the ability of rainbow trout to increase stroke volume. Journal Of Thermal Biology. 36 (1) 7-14. (Click here for Abstract)