Recent Publications

Frazier, M.R., J.F. Harrison, S.D. Kirkton and S.P. Roberts.  2008. Cold rearing improves cold flight performance in Drosophila via changes in wing morphology.  Journal of Experimental Biology 211:2116-2122.

Socha, J.J., W.K. Lee, J.F. Harrison, J.S. Waters, K. Fezzaa and M.W. Westneat.  2008.   Correlated patterns of tracheal compression and convective gas exchange in a carabid beetle.  Journal of Experimental Biology  211:3409-3420.

Harrison, J.F., A. Kaiser and J. Vandenbrooks.  2008.  Mysteries of oxygen and insect size.  4th CPB Meeting in Africa: Mara 2008. “Molecules to migration: The pressures of life” (Ed S. Morris & A. Vosloo). Medimond Publishing Co, via Maserati 6/2, 40124 Bologna, Italy. Pages 293-302.

 Klok, C.J. and J.F. Harrison.  2009.  Atmospheric hypoxia limits selection for large body size in insects.  PLoS ONE 4(1): e3876. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003876.

Harrison, J.F.  2009.  Respiratory System.  Pages 889-895 in: “Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd ed.”.  Editors, V.H. Resh and R. Carde, Elsevier, San Diego.

Harrison, J.F.  2009.  Tracheal System.  Pages 1011-1015 in: “Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd ed.”.  Editors, V.H. Resh and R. Carde, Elsevier, San Diego.

Bradley, T.J., A.D. Briscoe, S.G. Brady, H.L. Contreras, B.N. Danforth, R. Dudley, D. Grimaldi, J.F. Harrison, A. Kaiser, C. Merlin, S.M. Reppert, J.M. VandenBrooks and S.P. Yanoviak.  2009. Episodes in insect evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49(5):590-606.

Klok, C.J., A.J. Hubb and J.F. Harrison.  2009. Single and multigenerational responses of body mass to atmospheric oxygen concentration in Drosophila melanogaster: evidence for roles of plasticity and evolution.  Journal of  Evolutionary Biology 22: 2496-2504.

Greenlee, K.J., J.R. Henry, S.D. Kirkton, M.W. Westneat, K. Fezzaa, W.K. Lee and J.F. Harrison.  2009. Synchrotron imaging of the grasshopper tracheal system:  morphological components of tracheal hypermetry and the effect of age and stage on abdominal air sac volumes and convection. American Journal of Physiology: Comparative, Regulatory and Integrative Physiology 297:1343-1350.

Sato, H., C.W. Berry, Y. Peeri, E. Baghoomian, B.E. Casey, G. Lavella, J.M. VandenBrooks, J.F. Harrison and M.M. Maharbiz. 2009. Remote radio control of insect flight. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 3:24. doi:10.3389/neuro.07.024.2009

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

Lease, H., C.J. Klok, A. Kaiser and J.F. Harrison. In press. Body size is not critical for critical PO2 in scarabaeid and tenebrionid beetles. Journal of Experimental Biology.

 Waters, J. S. and J. F. Harrison (2012). Insect Metabolic Rates. Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach. R. M. Sibly, J. H. Brown and A. Kodric-Brown, Wiley-Blackwell: 198-211.

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, et al. (2012). “Heavy Livestock Grazing Promotes Locust Outbreaks by Lowering Plant Nitrogen Content.” Science 335(6067): 467-469.

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