Publications

  1. Rácz, A., Dwyer, T., Killen, S.S. In Press. Overview of a disease outbreak and introduction of a step-by step protocol for the eradication of Mycobacterium haemophilum in a zebrafish system. Zebrafish. PDF

  2. Cooper, B., Adriaenssens, B., Killen, S.S. 2018. Individual variation in the compromise between social group membership and exposure to preferred temperatures. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20180884. 10.1098/rspb.2018.0884. PDF

  3. Nadler, L.E., Killen, S.S., Domenici, P., McCormick, M.I. In Press, Role of water flow regime in the swimming behaviour and escape performance of a schooling fish. Biology Open.

  4. Wang, E., Ramesh, K, Killen, S.S., Viola, I.M. 2018. On the nonlinear dynamics of self-sustained limit-cycle oscillations in a flapping-foil energy harvester. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 83: 339-357 PDF

  5. McLean, S., Persson, A., Norin, T., Killen, S.S. 2018. Metabolic costs of feeding predicatively alter the spatial distribution of individuals in fish schools. Current Biology. 28: 1144-1149 PDF

  6. Fu, S.J., Peng, J., Killen, S.S. 2018. Digestive and locomotor capacity show opposing responses to changing food availability in an ambush predatory fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. jeb.173187 doi: 10.1242/jeb.173187 PDF

  7. Norin, T., Mills, S.C., Crespel, A., Cortese, D., Killen, S.S., Beldade, R. 2018. Heat-induced anemone bleaching increases the metabolic rate of symbiont anemonefish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20180282. PDF

  8. Parsons, K.J., Son, Y.H., Crespel, A., Thambithurai, D., Killen, S.S., Harris, M., Albertson, C. 2018. Conserved but flexible covariance structure in the zebrafish skull: Implications for craniofacial evolvability. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20172671. PDF

  9. Thambithurai, D., Hollins, J., Van Leeuwen, T., Rácz, A., Lindström, J. Parsons, K., Killen, S.S. 2018. Shoal size as a key determinant for vulnerability to capture under a simulated fishery scenario. Ecology and Evolution. 8:6505–6514. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4107. PDF

  10. Halsey, L.G., Killen, S.S., Clark, T.D., Norin, T. 2018. Exploring key issues of aerobic scope interpretation in ectotherms: absolute vs. factorial. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. PDF

  11. Guzzo, M.M, Van Leeuwen, T.E., Hollins, J, Koeck, B., Newton, M., Webber, D.M., Smith, F.I., Bailey, D.M., Killen, S.S. 2018. Field testing a novel high residence positioning system for monitoring the fine-scale movements of aquatic organisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. PDF

  12. Hollins, J., Thambithurai, D., Koeck, B., Crespel, A., Bailey, D.M., Cooke, S.J., Lindström, J., Parsons, K.J., Killen, S.S. 2018. A physiological perspective on fisheries-induced evolution. Evolutionary Applications. PDF

  13. Nati, J.J.H, Lindström, J., Yeomans, W., Killen, S.S. 2018. Physiological and behavioural responses to hypoxia in an invasive freshwater fish species and a native competitor. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. PDF

  14. Halsey, L.G., Wright, S., Rácz, A. Metcalfe, J.D., Killen, S. S. 2018. How does school size affect tail-beat frequency in turbulent water? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 218: 63-69. PDF

  15. Jutfelt, F., Norin, T., Ern, R. Overgaard, J., Wang, T., McKenzie, D.J., Lefevre, S., Nilsson, G.E., Metcalfe, N.B., Hickey, A.J.R., Brijs, J., Speers-Roesch, B., Roche, D.G., Gamperl, A.K., Raby, G.D., Morgan, R. Esbaugh, A.J., Gräns, A., Axelsson, M., Ekström, A., Sandblom, E., Binning, S.A., Hicks, J.W., Seebacher, F., Jørgensen, C., Killen, S.S., Schulte, P.M., Clark, T.D. 2018. Oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance: blurring ecology and physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221: jeb169615 doi: 10.1242/jeb.169615 PDF

  16. Killen, S.S., Esbaugh, A.J., Martins, N.D., Rantin, F.T., McKenzie, D.J. 2018. Aggression supersedes individual oxygen demand to drive group air-breathing in a social catfish. Journal of Animal Ecology. 87: 223-234. PDF

  17. Killen, S.S., Calsbeek, R.G, Williams, T. 2017. The ecology of exercise: mechanisms underlying individual variation in behavior, activity, and performance. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 57: 185-194. PDF

  18. Zeng, L.Q., Zhang, A.G., Killen, S.S., Cao, Z.D., Wang, Y.X., Fu, S.J. 2017. Standard metabolic rate predicts growth trajectory of juvenile crucian carp (Carassius auratus) under changing food availability. Biology Open. 6: 1305-1309 PDF

  19. McKenzie, D.J, Blasco, F.R., Belao, TC, Martins, N.D., Killen, S.S., Taylor, E.W., Rantin, F.T. 2017. Physiological determinants of individual variation in sensitivity to an organophosphate pesticide in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Aquatic Toxicology. 189: 108-114. PDF

  20. Killen, S.S., Marras, S., Nadler, L.E., Domenici, P. 2017. The role of physiological traits in assortment among and within fish shoals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 372: 20160236. PDF

  21. Auer, S., Killen, S.S., Rezende, E. 2017. Resting versus active: a meta-analysis of the intra- and inter-specific associations between minimum, sustained, and maximum metabolic rates in vertebrates. Functional Ecology. 31: 1728–1738. PDF

  22. Killen, S.S., Norin, T., Halsey, L.G. 2017. Do method and species lifestyle affect measures of maximum metabolic rate in fish? Journal of Fish Biology. 90: 1037–1046 DOI: 10.1111/jfb.1319 PDF

  23. Costantini, D., Smith, S., Killen, S.S., Nielsen, J., Steffensen, S.F. 2017. The Greenland shark: a new challenge for the oxidative stress theory of ageing? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 203: 227-232 PDF

  24. Van Leeuwen, T.E., Killen, S.S., Metcalfe, N.B., Adams, C. E. 2016. Differences in early developmental rate and yolk conversion efficiency in offspring of trout with alternative life histories. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12281 PDF

  25. Nadler, L.E., Killen, S.S., McCormick, M.I., Watson, S.-A., Munday, P.L. 2016. Effect of elevated carbon dioxide on shoal familiarity and metabolism in a coral reef fish. Conservation Physiology. 10.1093/conphys/cow052 PDF

  26. Nati, J.J.H, Lindström, J., Halsey, L.G., Killen, S.S. 2016. Is there a trade-off between peak performance and performance breadth across temperatures for aerobic scope in teleost fishes? Biology Letters. 12: 20160191. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0191 PDF

  27. McKenzie, D.J., M. Axelsson, D. Chabot, G. Claireaux, S.J. Cooke, R.A. Corner, G. De Boeck, P. Domenici, P.M. Guerreiro, B. Hamer, C. Jørgensen, S.S. Killen, S. Lefevre, S. Marras, B. Michaelidis, G.E. Nilsson, M.A. Peck, A. Perez-Ruzafa, A.D. Rijnsdorp, H.A. Shiels, J.F. Steffensen, J.C. Svendsen, M.B.S. Svendsen, L.R. Teal, J. van der Meer, T. Wang, J.M. Wilson, R.W. Wilson and J.D. Metcalfe. 2016. Conservation physiology of marine fishes: State of the art and prospects for policy. Conservation Physiology. 4 (1): cow046. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cow046 PDF

  28. Nadler, L.E., Killen, S.S., McClure, E.C., Munday, P.L., McCormick, M.I. 2016. Shoaling reduces metabolic rate in a gregarious coral reef fish species. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 2802-2805 doi: 10.1242/jeb.139493 PDF

  29. Treberg, J.R., Killen, S.S., MacCormack, T.J., Lamarre, S., Enders, E.C. 2016. Estimates of metabolic rate and major constituents of metabolic demand in fishes under field conditions: Methods, proxies, and new perspectives. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 202: 10-22. PDF

  30. Polverino, G., Bierbach, D., Killen, S.S., Uusi-Heikkilä, S., Arlinghaus, R. 2016. Body length rather than routine metabolic rate and body condition correlates with risk-taking behaviour in juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of Fish Biology. 89:2251-2267 PDF

  31. Palacios, M., Killen, S.S., Nadler, L., White, J.R., McCormick, M.I. 2016. Top-predators negate the effect of mesopredators on prey physiology. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85: 1078–1086 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12523 PDF

  32. Killen, S.S., Glazier, D.G., Rezende, E.L., Clark, T.D., Atkinson, D., Willener, A., Halsey, L.G. 2016. Ecological influences and morphological correlates of resting and maximal metabolic rates across teleost fish species. American Naturalist. 187:592-606 DOI: 10.1086/685893 PDF

  33. Ward, T., Algera, D., Gallagher, A., Hawkins, E., Horodysky, A. Jorgensen, C., Killen, S.S., McKenzie, D.J. Metcalfe, J., Peck, M., Vu, M., Cooke, S.J. 2016. Understanding the individual to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Conservation Physiology. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow005 PDF

  34. Killen, S.S., Fu, C., Wu, Q., Wang, Y.-W., and Fu, S-J. 2016. The relationship between metabolic rate and sociability is altered by food-deprivation. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12634 PDF

  35. Killen, S.S., Adriaenssens, B., Marras, S., Claireaux, G., Cooke, S.J. 2016. Context-dependency of trait repeatability and its relevance for management and conservation of fish populations. Conservation Physiology. 4: cow007 DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow007 PDF

  36. Metcalfe, N.B., Van Leeuwen, T.E., Killen, S.S. 2016. Does individual variation in the metabolic phenotype predict behaviour and performance in fish? Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12699. Invited Article. IF = 1.73 PDF

  37. McKenzie, D.J., De Campos Belao, T., Killen, S.S., Rantin, T. 2015. To boldly gulp: standard metabolic rate and boldness have context-
    dependent influences on risk-taking to breathe air in a catfish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218, 3762-3770 PDF

  38. Killen, S.S., Croft, D.P., Salin, K., Darden, S.K. 2015. Male sexually coercive behaviour drives increased swimming efficiency in female guppies. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12527 IF = 4.86 PDF

  39. Killen, S.S., Nati, J., Suski, C.D. 2015. Vulnerability of individual fish to capture by trawling is influenced by capacity for anaerobic metabolism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. IF = 5.68 PDF

  40. Stanley, R.R.E., Bradbury, I.R., DiBacco, C.D., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Thorrold, S., Killen, S.S. 2015. Environmentally mediated trends in otolith composition of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv070 IF = 2.53 PDF

  41. Uusi-Heikkilä, S., Whiteley, A.R., Kuparinen, A., Matsumura, S., Venturelli, P.A., Wolter, C., Slate, J., Primmer, C.R., Meinelt, C., Killen, S.S., Bierbach, D., Polverino, G., Ludwig, A., Arlinghaus, R. 2015. The evolutionary legacy of size-selective harvest extends from genes to populations. Evolutionary Applications. 8:597-620. IF = 4.57 PDF

  42. Killen, S.S., Reid, D., Marras, S., Domenici, P. 2015. The interplay between aerobic metabolism and antipredator performance: preparedness to escape is related to recovery rate after exercise. Frontiers in Physiology. 6: 111. doi:10.3389/fphys.2015.00111. IF = NA, new journal. PDF

  43. Marras, S.*, Killen, S.S.*, Lindstrom, J., McKenzie, D.J, Steffensen, J.F., Domenici, P. 2015. Fish swimming in schools save energy regardless of their spatial position. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 69:219–226. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1834-4. *these authors contributed equally. IF = 3.05 PDF

  44. Careau, V.C., Killen, S.S., Metcalfe, N.B. 2015. Adding fuel to the “fire of life”: energy budgets across levels of variation in ectotherms and endotherms. In: Martin, L. B., Woods, H. A., and Ghalambor, C. (eds). Integrative Organismal Biology. Wiley Scientific. PDF

  45. Cooke, S.C., Killen, S.S., Metcalfe, J.D., McKenzie, D.J., Mouillot, D., Jørgensen, C., Peck, M.A. 2014. Conservation physiology across scales: insights from the marine realm. Conservation Physiology. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cou024. IF = NA, new journal. PDF

  46. Killen, S.S. 2014. Growth trajectory influences temperature preference in fish through an effect on metabolic rate. Journal of Animal Ecology. 83: 1513–1522. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12244. IF = 4.84 PDF

  47. Killen, S.S., Mitchell, M.D., Rummer, J.L., Chivers, D.P., Ferrari, M.C.O., Meekan, M., McCormick, M.I. 2014. Aerobic scope predicts dominance during early life in a tropical damselfish. Functional Ecology. 28: 1367–1376. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12296. IF = 4.86 PDF

  48. Killen S.S., Marras, S., McKenzie, D.J. 2014. Fast growers sprint slower: effects of food deprivation and re-feeding on sprint swimming performance in individual juvenile European sea bass. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 859-865. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.097899. IF = 3.24 PDF

  49. Killen S.S., Marras, S., Metcalfe, N.B., McKenzie, D.J., Domenici, P. 2013. Environmental stressors alter relationships between physiology and behaviour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28:651-658. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.05.005. IF = 15.39 PDF

  50. Marras S., Killen S.S., Domenici, D., Claireaux, G., McKenzie, D.J. 2013. Relationships among traits of aerobic and anaerobic swimming performance in individual European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72815. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072815. IF = 3.73 PDF

  51. Ryan, M.R., Killen, S.S., Snelgrove, P.V., Gregory, R.S. 2012. Predators and distance between habitat patches modify gap crossing behaviour of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua, L. 1758). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 422-23: 81-87. IF = 2.48 PDF

  52. Killen, S.S., Marras, S., Steffensen, J.F., McKenzie, D.J. 2012. Aerobic capacity influences the spatial position of individuals within fish schools. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279: 357-364. Featured as a Research Highlight in Nature. IF = 5.68 PDF

  53. Killen, S.S., Marras, S., Ryan, M.R., Domenici, P, McKenzie, D.J. 2012. A relationship between metabolic rate and risk-taking behaviour is revealed during hypoxia in juvenile European sea bass. Functional Ecology. 26: 134-143. IF = 4.86 PDF

  54. Burton, T., Killen, S.S., Armstrong, J.D., Metcalfe, N.B. 2011. What causes intra-specific variation in resting metabolic rate and what are its ecological consequences? Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278: 3465-3473. Rated “Recommended” by Faculty of 1000. IF = 5.68 PDF

  55. Killen, S.S., Marras, S., McKenzie, D.J. 2011. Fuel, fasting, fear: routine metabolic rate and food deprivation exert synergistic effects on risk-taking in individual juvenile European sea bass. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80: 1024–1033. One of 20 most cited papers in Journal of Animal Ecology in 2011. IF = 4.84 PDF

  56. Marras, S., Killen, S.S., Claireaux, G., Domenici, P., McKenzie, D.J. 2011. Behavioural and kinematic components of the fast-start escape response in fish: individual variation and temporal repeatability. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 3102-3110. IF = 3.24 PDF

  57. Killen, S.S. 2011. Energetics of Foraging Decisions and Prey Handling. In: Farrell A.P (ed.) Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, volume 3, pp. 1158-1595. San Diego: Academic Press. Invited Chapter. PDF

  58. Killen, S.S., Atkinson, D., Glazier, D.S. 2010. The scaling of metabolic rate with body mass in fishes depends on lifestyle and temperature. Ecology Letters. 13: 184-193. Rated “Must Read” by Faculty of 1000. IF = 17.95 PDF

  59. Avery, T.S., Killen, S.S., Hollinger, T. R. 2009. The relationship of embryonic development, mortality, hatching success, and larval quality to normal or abnormal early embryonic cleavage in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. Aquaculture. 289: 265-273. IF = 1.83 PDF

  60. Killen, S.S., Brown, J.A., Gamperl, A.K. 2008. Lack of metabolic thermal compensation during the early life stages of ocean pout Zoarces americanus: A benthic, cold-water marine species. Journal of Fish Biology. 72: 763-772. IF = 1.73 PDF

  61. Killen, S.S., Gamperl, A.K., Brown, J.A. 2007. Ontogeny of predator-sensitive foraging and routine metabolism in larval shorthorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus scorpius. Marine Biology. 152: 1249-1261. IF = 2.47 PDF

  62. Killen, S.S., Brown, J.A., Gamperl, A.K. 2007. The effect of prey density on foraging mode selection in juvenile lumpfish: balancing food-intake with the metabolic cost of foraging. Journal of Animal Ecology. 76: 814-825. IF = 4.84 PDF

  63. Suski, C.D., Kieffer, J.D., Killen, S.S., Tufts, B.L. 2007. Sub-lethal ammonia toxicity in largemouth bass. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 146: 381-389. IF = 2.37 PDF

  64. Killen, S.S., Costa, I., Brown, J.A., Gamperl, A.K. 2007. Little left in the tank: metabolic scaling in marine teleosts and its implications for aerobic scope. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274: 431-438. IF = 5.68 PDF

  65. Killen, S.S., Brown, J.A. 2006. Energetic cost of reduced foraging under predation threat in newly hatched ocean pout. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 321: 255-266. IF = 2.55 PDF

  66. Killen, S.S., Suski, C.D., Cooke, S.J., Philipp, D.P., Tufts, B.L. 2006. Factors contributing to the physiological disturbance in walleyes during simulated live-release angling tournaments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 135: 557-569. IF = 1.55 PDF

  67. Suski, C.D., Killen, S.S., Kieffer, J.D., Tufts, B.L. 2006. The influence of environmental temperature and oxygen concentration on the recovery of largemouth bass from exercise: implications for live-release angling tournaments. Journal of Fish Biology. 68: 120-136. IF = 1.83 PDF

  68. Suski, C.D., Cooke, S.J., Killen, S.S., Wahl, D.H., Philipp, D.P. Tufts, B.L. 2005. Behaviour of walleye, Sander vitreus, and largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, exposed to different wave intensities and boat operating conditions during livewell confinement. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 12: 19-26. IF = 1.14 PDF

  69. Suski, C.D., Killen, S.S., Cooke, S.J., Kieffer, J.D., Philipp, D.P., Tufts, B.L. 2004. Physiological significance of the weigh-in during live-release angling tournaments for largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 133: 1291-1303. IF = 1.55 PDF

  70. Killen, S.S., Suski, C.D., Morrissey, M.B., Dyment, P., Furimsky, M., Tufts, B.L. 2003. Physiological responses of walleyes to live-release angling tournaments. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 23:1237-1245. IF = 1.18 PDF

  71. Suski, C.D., Killen, S.S., Morrissey, M.B., Lund, S.G., Tufts, B.L. 2003. Physiological changes in largemouth bass caused by live-release angling tournaments in southeastern Ontario. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 23:760-769. IF = 1.18 PDF