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  1. Mandic, M., B. Speers-Roesch, J. G. Richards 2013. Hypoxia tolerance in sculpins is associated with high anaerobic enzyme activity in brain but not in liver or muscle. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 92-105
  2. Speers-Roesch, B., M. Mandic, D.J.E. Groom, J.G. Richards 2013. Critical oxygen tensions as predictors of hypoxia tolerance and tissue metabolic responses during hypoxia exposure in fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 449: 239-249
  3. Speers-Roesch, B., S.L. Lague, A. P. Farrell, J.G. Richards 2013. Effects of fatty acid provision during severe hypoxia on routine and maximal performance of the in situ tilapia heart. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 183: 773-785
  4. Hickey, A.J., G.M. Renshaw, B. Speers-Roesch, J.G. Richards, Y. Wang, A.P. Farrell, C.J. Brauner 2012. A radical approach to beating hypoxia: depressed free radical release from heart fibres of the hypoxia-tolerant epaulette shark (Hemiscyllum ocellatum). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 182: 91-100
  5. Lague, S. L., B. Speers-Roesch, J.G. Richards, A.P. Farrell 2012. Exceptional cardiac anoxia tolerance in tilapia (Oreochromis hybrid). Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 1354-1365


Ben Speers-Roesch


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Research area: Comparative Physiology
Supervisor: J. Richards
History: B.Sc. (University of Guelph); M.Sc. (University of Guelph)

Metabolic and cardiorespiratory physiology of fishes; mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance and metabolic depression; energy metabolism; cardiac function and metabolism; biology of sharks, rays, and chimaeras; evolutionary, environmental, and comparative animal physiology



NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

For Research


IODE War Memorial Scholarship

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Zoology Graduate Fellowship

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Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship

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NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship

For Research

Last updated 5 October 2013