Colin J. Brauner

Full Professor

The primary goal of my research program is to investigate environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish.

The primary goal of my research program is to investigate environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. The ultimate goal is to understand how evolutionary pressures have shaped physiological systems among vertebrates and to determine the degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. This information is crucial for basic biology and understanding the diversity of biological systems, but much of my research conducted to date can also be applied to issues of aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, as well as fisheries management.

Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research

2016
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For Research

A.J. Wiggs Memorial Lecturer, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

2013
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For Research

UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

2009
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For Research

J.C. Stevenson Memorial Lecturer, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR).

2006
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For Research

President’s Medal, Society for Experimental Biology, UK

2003
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For Research
Ionome and elemental transport kinetics shaped by parallel evolution in threespine stickleback
Ecology Letters 645:653
Seth M. Rudman, Jared M. Goos, Joseph B. Burant, Kevin V. Brix, Taylor C. Gibbons, Colin J. Brauner, and Punidan D. Jeyasingh
2019