Recent Publications

Harrison, J.F., C.J. Klok and J.S. Waters. 2014. Critical PO2 is size-independent in insects: implications for the metabolic theory of ecology. Current Opinion in Insect Science 5:xx-yy.

Farzin, M., T. Albert, N. Pierce, J.M. VandenBrooks, T. Dodge and J.F. Harrison. 2014. Acute and chronic effects of atmospheric oxygen on the feeding behavior of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology. 68:23-29

Henry, J. and J.F. Harrison. 2014. Body size effects on the oxygen-sensitivity of dragonfly flight. Journal of Experimental Biology 217:3447-3456 doi:10.1242/jeb.095828.

Dejian Zhao, Zhenyu Zhang, Arianne Cease, Jon Harrison, and Le Kang. 2013. Efficient utilization of aerobic metabolism helps Tibetan locusts conquer hypoxia. BMC Genomics 14:631 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-631.

Callier, V., Shingleton, A.W., Brent, C.S., Ghosh, S.M., Kim, J. and J.F. Harrison. 2013. The role of reduced oxygen in the developmental physiology of growth and metamorphosis initiation in Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:4334-4340. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.093120

Harrison, J.F., Cease, A.J., VandenBrooks, J.M., Albert, T. and G. Davidowitz. 2013. Caterpillars selected for large body size and short development time are more susceptible to oxygen-related stress. Ecology and Evolution 3:1305-1316.

Klok, C.J. and J.F. Harrison. 2013. The temperature-size rule in arthropods: independent of macro-scale environmental variables but size-dependent. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53:557-570.

Harrison, J.F., Waters, J.S., Cease, A.J., VandenBrooks, J.M., Callier, V., Klok, C.J., Shaffer, K. and J.J. Socha. 2013. How locusts breathe. Physiology 28:18-27.

Zhao, D.J., Z.Y. Zhang, J. Harrison and L. Kang. 2012. Genome-wide analysis of transcriptional changes in the thoracic muscle of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, exposed to hyobaric hypoxia. Journal of Insect Physiology 58:1424-1431.

Lease, H., C.J. Klok, A. Kaiser and J.F. Harrison. 2012. Body size is not critical for critical PO2 in scarabaeid and tenebrionid beetles. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:2524-2533.

Cease, A.J., J.J. Elser, C.F. Ford, S. Hao, L. Kang and J.F. Harrison. 2012. Heavy livestock grazing promotes locust outbreaks by lowering plant nitrogen content. Science 335:467-469.

Vandenbrooks, J.M., E.E. Munoz, M.D. Weed, C.F. Ford, M.A. Harrison and J.F. Harrison. 2012. Impacts of paleo-oxygen levels on the size, development, reproduction, and tracheal systems of Blatella germanica. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 39:83-93.

C. Jaco Klok, Alexander Kaiser, Jake J. Socha, Wah-Keat Lee and Jon F. Harrison. In press. Multigenerational effects of rearing atmospheric oxygen level on the tracheal dimensions and diffusing capacities of pupal and adult Drosophila melanogaster. Advances in Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Heinrich, E.C., M. Farzin, C.J. Klok and J.F. Harrison. 2011. The effect of developmental stage on the sensitivity of cell and body size to hypoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:1429-1427.

Schilman, P.E., J.S. Waters, J.F. Harrison and J.R.B. Lighton. 2011. Effects of temperature on responses to anoxia and oxygen reperfusion in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:1271-1275.

Harrison, J.F. and G.G. Haddad. 2011. Effects of oxygen on growth and size: synthesis of molecular, organismal and evolutionary studies with Drosophila melanogaster. Annual Review of Physiology 73:13.1-13.9.

Blatch, S.A., K.W. Meyer and J.F. Harrison. 2010. Effects of dietary folic acid level and symbiotic folate production on fitness and development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Fly 4:1-8.

Rascón, B. and J.F. Harrison. 2010. Lifespan and oxidative stress show a non-linear response to atmospheric oxygen in Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3441-3448.

Waters, J.S., C.T. Holbrook, J.H. Fewell and J.F. Harrison. 2010. Allometric scaling of metabolism, growth and activity of whole colonies of the seed harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. American Naturalist 176:501-510.

Cease, A.J., S. Hao, L. Kang, J.J. Elser and J.F. Harrison. 2010. Are color or high rearing density related to migratory polyphenism in the band-winged grasshopper, Oedaleus asiaticus? Journal of Insect Physiology 56:926-936.

Klok, C.J., A. Kaiser, J.R.B. Lighton and Harrison, J.F.  2010. Critical oxygen partial pressures and maximal tracheal conductances for Drosophila melanogaster reared for multiple generations in hypoxia or hyperoxia.  Journal of Insect Physiology 56:461-469.

Harrison, J.F., A. Kaiser and J.M. VandenBrooks. 2010. Atmospheric oxygen level and the evolution of insect size. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 277:1937-1946. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.0001.

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