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  1. Andrade, D., Corcoran, A., Marshall, L.H. and Milsom, W.K 2006. Hypothermia-induced respiratory arrest and recovery in hamsters. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. (In preparation)
  2. Boon, J.A., Antignano, F.L., Stewart, S.L. and Milsom, W.K 2006. Respiratory chemoreflexes and effects of cortical activation state: role of NMDA-type glutamate receptor mediated processes. (In Preparation)
  3. Borg, K.A., Sharam, S. and Milsom, W.K 2006. Inter- and intra-individual variability in ventilation and respiratory chemosensitivity in stickelback and zebrafish. Physiol. Zool. Biochem. (In preparation)
  4. Dodd, G.A.A., Scott, G.R. and Milsom, W.K 2006. Ventilatory roll off during sustained hypercapnia is gender specific in pekin ducks. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 156:47-60
  5. Florindo, L.H., Leite, C.A.C., Kalinin, A.L., Reid, S.G., Milsom, W.K. and Rantin, F.T 2006. The role of branchial and orobranchial O2 chemoreceptors in the control of aquatic surface respiration (ASR) in the neotropical fish tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum): Prolonged and acute responses to hypoxia. J.Exp. Biol. 209:1709-1715


William K. Milsom

Professor Emeritus

Office phone: 604-822-2310
Web page: Home page
Research area: Comparative Physiology
Lab Members: Y. Dzal, C. Fung, S. Jenkin, S. Lague
History: BSc Hons (University of Alberta); MSc (University of Washington); PhD (University of British Columbia)

Work in my lab is directed at determining the physiological basis of biodiversity in vertebrates. What are the physiological adaptations that individual species possess that allow them to live in different environments? In particular we study respiratory, cardiovascular, thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations for life in environments with low / high levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature, food and water. We are particularly interested in the neural control of these processes and their function in unanesthetized, freely behaving animals.



2009 August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship

For Research

The August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiology Society's Comparative and Evolutionary Section is awarded to a distinguished scientist who has made major and meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the APS Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section. * It is the most prestigious award of the section. The awardee will deliver an honorary award lecture at EB and will be recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Luncheon and Business Meeting at the EB meeting Read more »

Last updated 6 January 2016