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Barbara Block

Barbara Block

Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Academic Appointments

Professor, Biology

Honors & Awards

Rolex Award for Enterprise, Rolex (2012)
Walter B. Cannon Award, American Physiological Society (2008)
Pew Marine Conservation Fellow, Pew Foundation (1997)
MacArthur Fellow, MacArthur Foundation (1996)
Presidents Medal, Society for Experimental Biology, London (1994)
Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (1989)

Professional Education

B.A., University of Vermont, Zoology (1980)
Ph.D, Duke University, Zoology (1986)

Publications

Andruszkiewicz, E. A., Starks, H. A., Chavez, F. P., Sassoubre, L. M., Block, B. A., & Boehm, A. B. (2017). Biomonitoring of marine vertebrates in Monterey Bay using eDNA metabarcoding. PLOS ONE, 12(4).

White, T. D., Carlisle, A. B., Kroodsma, D. A., Block, B. A., Casagrandi, R., De Leo, G. A., … McCauley, D. J. (2017). Assessing the effectiveness of a large marine protected area for reef shark conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 207, 64–71.

Estess, E. E., Klinger, D. H., Coffey, D. M., Gleiss, A. C., Rowbotham, I., Seitz, A. C., … Farwell, C. (2017). Bioenergetics of captive yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). AQUACULTURE, 468, 71–79.

Brette, F., Shiels, H. A., Galli, G. L. J., Cros, C., Incardona, J. P., Scholz, N. L., & Block, B. A. (2017). A Novel Cardiotoxic Mechanism for a Pervasive Global Pollutant. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7.

Carlisle, A. B., Kochevar, R. E., Arostegui, M. C., Ganong, J. E., Castleton, M., Schratwieser, J., & Block, B. A. (2017). Influence of temperature and oxygen on the distribution of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Central Pacific. FISHERIES OCEANOGRAPHY, 26(1), 34–48.

Chapple, T. K., Chambert, T., Kanive, P. E., Jorgensen, S. J., Rotella, J. J., Anderson, S. D., … Block, B. A. (2016). A novel application of multi-event modeling to estimate class segregation in a highly migratory oceanic vertebrate. ECOLOGY, 97(12), 3494–3502.

Sassoubre, L. M., Yamahara, K. M., Gardner, L. D., Block, B. A., & Boehm, A. B. (2016). Quantification of Environmental DNA (eDNA) Shedding and Decay Rates for Three Marine Fish. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 50(19), 10456–64.

Hazen, E. L., Carlisle, A. B., Wilson, S. G., Ganong, J. E., Castleton, M. R., Schallert, R. J., … Block, B. A. (2016). Quantifying overlap between the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and predicted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6.

Klinger, D. H., Dale, J. J., Gleiss, A. C., Brandt, T., Estess, E. E., Gardner, L., … Block, B. A. (2016). The effect of temperature on postprandial metabolism of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 195, 32–38.

Wilson, S. G., Jonsen, I. D., Schallert, R. J., Ganong, J. E., Castleton, M. R., Spares, A. D., … Block, B. A. (2015). Tracking the fidelity of Atlantic bluefin tuna released in Canadian waters to the Gulf of Mexico spawning grounds. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, 72(11), 1700–1717.

Klinger, D. H., Dale, J. J., Machado, B. E., Incardona, J. P., Farwell, C. J., & Block, B. A. (2015). Exposure to Deepwater Horizon weathered crude oil increases routine metabolic demand in chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 98(1-2), 259–266.

Whitlock, R. E., Hazen, E. L., Walli, A., Farwell, C., Bograd, S. J., Foley, D. G., … Block, B. A. (2015). Direct quantification of energy intake in an apex marine predator suggests physiology is a key driver of migrations. Science Advances, 1(8).

Madigan, D. J., Carlisle, A. B., Gardner, L. D., Jayasundara, N., Micheli, F., Schaefer, K. M., … Block, B. A. (2015). Assessing niche width of endothermic fish from genes to ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(27), 8350–8355.

Dale, J. J., Gray, M. D., Popper, A. N., Rogers, P. H., & Block, B. A. (2015). Hearing thresholds of swimming Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY A-NEUROETHOLOGY SENSORY NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL PHYSIOLOGY, 201(5), 441–454.

Carlisle, A. B., Litvin, S. Y., Hazen, E. L., Madigan, D. J., Goldman, K. J., Lea, R. N., & Block, B. A. (2015). Reconstructing habitat use by juvenile salmon sharks links upwelling to strandings in the California Current. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 525, 217–228.

Lilly, L. E., Bonaventura, J., Lipnick, M. S., & Block, B. A. (2015). Effect of temperature acclimation on red blood cell oxygen affinity in Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 181, 36–44.

Cermeno, P., Quilez-Badia, G., Ospina-Alvarez, A., Sainz-Trapaga, S., Boustany, A. M., Seitz, A. C., … Block, B. A. (2015). Electronic Tagging of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus, L.) Reveals Habitat Use and Behaviors in the Mediterranean Sea. PLOS ONE, 10(2).

Carlisle, A. B., Goldman, K. J., Litvin, S. Y., Madigan, D. J., Bigman, J. S., Swithenbank, A. M., … Block, B. A. (2015). Stable isotope analysis of vertebrae reveals ontogenetic changes in habitat in an endothermic pelagic shark. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 282(1799).

Estess, E. E., Coffey, D. M., Shimose, T., Seitz, A. C., Rodriguez, L., Norton, A., … Farwell, C. (2014). Bioenergetics of captive Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). AQUACULTURE, 434, 137–44.

Madigan, D. J., Baumann, Z., Carlisle, A. B., Hoen, D. K., Popp, B. N., Dewar, H., … Fisher, N. S. (2014). Reconstructing transoceanic migration patterns of Pacific bluefin tuna using a chemical tracer toolbox. ECOLOGY, 95(6), 1674–83.

Incardona, J. P., Gardner, L. D., Linbo, T. L., Brown, T. L., Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M., … Scholz, N. L. (2014). Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(15), E1510–E1518.

Roe, J. H., Morreale, S. J., Paladino, F. V., Shillinger, G. L., Benson, S. R., Eckert, S. A., … Spotila, J. R. (2014). Predicting bycatch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 281(1777).

Brette, F., Machado, B., Cros, C., Incardona, J. P., Scholz, N. L., & Block, B. A. (2014). Crude Oil Impairs Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Fish. SCIENCE, 343(6172), 772–776.

Bradley, C. J., Madigan, D. J., Block, B. A., & Popp, B. N. (2014). Amino Acid Isotope Incorporation and Enrichment Factors in Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus orientalis. PLOS ONE, 9(1).

Jayasundara, N., Gardner, L. D., & Block, B. A. (2013). Effects of temperature acclimation on Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) cardiac transcriptome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 305(9), R1010–R1020.

Whitlock, R. E., Walli, A., Cermeno, P., Rodriguez, L. E., Farwell, C., & Block, B. A. (2013). Quantifying energy intake in Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) using the heat increment of feeding. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 216(21), 4109–23.

Maxwell, S. M., Hazen, E. L., Bograd, S. J., Halpern, B. S., Breed, G. A., Nickel, B., … Costa, D. P. (2013). Cumulative human impacts on marine predators. Nature Communications, 4, 2688-?

Incardona, J. P., Swarts, T. L., Edmunds, R. C., Linbo, T. L., Aquilina-Beck, A., Sloan, C. A., … Scholz, N. L. (2013). Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon: Comparable toxicity of both crude oils to fish early life stages. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, 142, 303–16.

Clark, T. D., Farwell, C. J., Rodriguez, L. E., Brandt, W. T., & Block, B. A. (2013). Heart rate responses to temperature in free-swimming Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 216(17), 3208–14.

Gleiss, A. C., WHITLOCK, R. E., Dale, J. J., Clark, T. D., & Block, B. A. (2013). Influence of Ambient Temperature on Specific Dynamic Action in Bluefin Tuna. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB), SAN FRANCISCO,CA,CA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

Hazen, E. L., Jorgensen, S., Rykaczewski, R. R., Bograd, S. J., Foley, D. G., Jonsen, I. D., … Block, B. A. (2013). Predicted habitat shifts of Pacific top predators in a changing climate. NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE, 3(3), 234–38.

Teo, S. L. H., Sandstrom, P. T., Chapman, E. D., Null, R. E., Brown, K., Klimley, A. P., & Block, B. A. (2013). Archival and acoustic tags reveal the post-spawning migrations, diving behavior, and thermal habitat of hatchery-origin Sacramento River steelhead kelts (Oncorhynchus mykiss). ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES, 96(2-3), 175–87.

Del Raye, G., Jorgensen, S. J., Krumhansl, K., Ezcurra, J. M., & Block, B. A. (2013). Travelling light: white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / The Royal Society, 280(1766), 20130836-?

Jorgensen, S. J., Arnoldi, N. S., Estess, E. E., Chapple, T. K., Rueckert, M., Anderson, S. D., & Block, B. A. (2012). Eating or Meeting? Cluster Analysis Reveals Intricacies of White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Migration and Offshore Behavior. PLOS ONE, 7(10).

Gardner, L. D., Jayasundara, N., Castilho, P. C., & Block, B. (2012). Microarray gene expression profiles from mature gonad tissues of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus in the Gulf of Mexico. BMC GENOMICS, 13.

Madigan, D. J., Carlisle, A. B., Dewar, H., Snodgrass, O. E., Litvin, S. Y., Micheli, F., & Block, B. A. (2012). Stable Isotope Analysis Challenges Wasp-Waist Food Web Assumptions in an Upwelling Pelagic Ecosystem. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2.

Bailey, H., Fossette, S., Bograd, S. J., Shillinger, G. L., Swithenbank, A. M., Georges, J.-Y., … Hays, G. C. (2012). Movement Patterns for a Critically Endangered Species, the Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Linked to Foraging Success and Population Status. PLOS ONE, 7(5).

Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., Castilho, P. C., & Block, B. A. (2012). Thermal dependence of cardiac SR Ca2+-ATPase from fish and mammals. JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY, 37(3), 217–223.

Bailey, H., Benson, S. R., Shillinger, G. L., Bograd, S. J., Dutton, P. H., Eckert, S. A., … Spotila, J. R. (2012). Identification of distinct movement patterns in Pacific leatherback turtle populations influenced by ocean conditions. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 22(3), 735–47.

Winship, A. J., Jorgensen, S. J., Shaffer, S. A., Jonsen, I. D., Robinson, P. W., Costa, D. P., & Block, B. A. (2012). State-space framework for estimating measurement error from double-tagging telemetry experiments. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 3(2), 291–302.

Jayasundara, N., Gardner, L. D., Towle, D. T., & Block, B. A. (2012). Warm fish with cold hearts: Cardiac thermal plasticity of Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB)/Symposium on New Frontiers from Marine Snakes to Marine Ecosystems, CHARLESTON,SC,SC: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

Carlisle, A. B., Kim, S. L., Semmens, B. X., Madigan, D. J., Jorgensen, S. J., Perle, C. R., … Block, B. A. (2012). Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Understand the Migration and Trophic Ecology of Northeastern Pacific White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). PLOS ONE, 7(2).

Armsworth, P. R., Block, B. A., Eagle, J., & Roughgarden, J. E. (2011). The role of discounting and dynamics in determining the economic efficiency of time-area closures for managing fishery bycatch. THEORETICAL ECOLOGY, 4(4), 513–526.

Carlisle, A. B., Perle, C. R., Goldman, K. J., & Block, B. A. (2011). Seasonal changes in depth distribution of salmon sharks (Lamna ditropis) in Alaskan waters: implications for foraging ecology. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, 68(11), 1905–1921.

Da Silva, D., Costa, D. C. F., Alves, C. M., Block, B. A., & Landeira-Fernandez, A. M. (2011). Temperature dependence of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase from rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, 79(3), 789–800.

Chapple, T. K., Jorgensen, S. J., Anderson, S. D., Kanive, P. E., Klimley, A. P., Botsford, L. W., & Block, B. A. (2011). A first estimate of white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, abundance off Central California. BIOLOGY LETTERS, 7(4), 581–583.

Block, B. A., Jonsen, I. D., Jorgensen, S. J., Winship, A. J., Shaffer, S. A., Bograd, S. J., … Costa, D. P. (2011). Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. NATURE, 475(7354), 86–90.

Anderson, S. D., Chapple, T. K., Jorgensen, S. J., Klimley, A. P., & Block, B. A. (2011). Long-term individual identification and site fidelity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California using dorsal fins. MARINE BIOLOGY, 158(6), 1233–1237.

Galli, G. L. J., Lipnick, M. S., Shiels, H. A., & Block, B. A. (2011). Temperature effects on Ca2+ cycling in scombrid cardiomyocytes: a phylogenetic comparison. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 214(7), 1068–1076.

Shiels, H. A., Di Maio, A., Thompson, S., & Block, B. A. (2011). Warm fish with cold hearts: thermal plasticity of excitation-contraction coupling in bluefin tuna. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 278(1702), 18–27.

Shillinger, G. L., Swithenbank, A. M., Bailey, H., Bograd, S. J., Castelton, M. R., Wallace, B. P., … Block, B. A. (2011). Vertical and horizontal habitat preferences of post-nesting leatherback turtles in the South Pacific Ocean. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 422, 275–289.

Dewar, H., Prince, E. D., Musyl, M. K., Brill, R. W., Sepulveda, C., Luo, J., … McNaughton, L. M. (2011). Movements and behaviors of swordfish in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans examined using pop-up satellite archival tags. FISHERIES OCEANOGRAPHY, 20(3), 219–41.

Mladineo, I., & Block, B. A. (2010). Expression of cytokines IL-1 beta and TNF-alpha in tissues and cysts surrounding Didymocystis wedli (Digenea, Didymozoidae) in the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY, 29(3), 487–493.

Clark, T. D., Brandt, W. T., Nogueira, J., Rodriguez, L. E., Price, M., Farwell, C. J., & Block, B. A. (2010). Postprandial metabolism of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 213(14), 2379–2385.

Boustany, A. M., Matteson, R., Castleton, M., Farwell, C., & Block, B. A. (2010). Movements of pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in the Eastern North Pacific revealed with archival tags. PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY, 86(1-2), 94–104.

Teo, S. L. H., & Block, B. A. (2010). Comparative Influence of Ocean Conditions on Yellowfin and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Catch from Longlines in the Gulf of Mexico. PLOS ONE, 5(5).

Mladineo, I., Bott, N. J., Nowak, B. F., & Block, B. A. (2010). Multilocus phylogenetic analyses reveal that habitat selection drives the speciation of Didymozoidae (Digenea) parasitizing Pacific and Atlantic bluefin tunas. PARASITOLOGY, 137(6), 1013–1025.

Jorgensen, S. J., Reeb, C. A., Chapple, T. K., Anderson, S., Perle, C., Van Sommeran, S. R., … Block, B. A. (2010). Philopatry and migration of Pacific white sharks. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 277(1682), 679–688.

Lawson, G. L., Castleton, M. R., & Block, B. A. (2010). Movements and diving behavior of Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus in relation to water column structure in the northwestern Atlantic. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 400, 245–65.

Young, H. S., Shaffer, S. A., McCauley, D. J., Foley, D. G., Dirzo, R., & Block, B. A. (2010). Resource partitioning by species but not sex in sympatric boobies in the central Pacific Ocean. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 403, 291–301.

Galli, G. L. J., Lipnick, M. S., & Block, B. A. (2009). Effect of thermal acclimation on action potentials and sarcolemmal K+ channels from Pacific bluefin tuna cardiomyocytes. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 297(2), R502–R509.

Walli, A., Teo, S. L. H., Boustany, A., Farwell, C. J., Williams, T., Dewar, H., … Block, B. A. (2009). Seasonal Movements, Aggregations and Diving Behavior of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Revealed with Archival Tags. PLOS ONE, 4(7).

Mladineo, I., & Block, B. A. (2009). Expression of Hsp70, Na+/K+ ATP-ase, HIF-1 alpha, IL-1 beta and TNF-alpha in captive Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) after chronic warm and cold exposure. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 374(1), 51–57.

Castilho, P. C., Buckley, B. A., Somero, G., & Block, B. A. (2009). Heterologous hybridization to a complementary DNA microarray reveals the effect of thermal acclimation in the endothermic bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 18(10), 2092–2102.

Chapple, T. K., Jorgensen, S. J., Anderson, S. D., Van Sommeran, S., Klimley, A. P., Botsford, L. W., & Block, B. A. (2009). A comparison of spatial and temporal habitat use by male and female migrating Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the eastern Pacific. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, SALT LAKE CITY,UT: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

Boustany, A. M., Reeb, C. A., & Block, B. A. (2008). Mitochondrial DNA and electronic tracking reveal population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). MARINE BIOLOGY, 156(1), 13–24.

Shillinger, G. L., Palacios, D. M., Bailey, H., Bograd, S. J., Swithenbank, A. M., Gaspar, P., … Block, B. A. (2008). Persistent leatherback turtle migrations present opportunities for conservation. PLOS BIOLOGY, 6(7), 1408–1416.

Weng, K. C., Foley, D. G., Ganong, J. E., Perle, C., Shillinger, G. L., & Block, B. A. (2008). Migration of an upper trophic level predator, the salmon shark Lamna ditropis, between distant ecoregions. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 372, 253–264.

Blank, J. M., Morrissette, J. M., Farwell, C. J., Price, M., Schallert, R. J., & Block, B. A. (2007). Temperature effects on metabolic rate of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 210(23), 4254–4261.

Castilho, P. C., Landeira-Femandez, A. M., Morrissette, J., & Block, B. A. (2007). Elevated Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA2) activity in tuna hearts: Comparative aspects of temperature dependence. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 148(1), 124–132.

Weng, K. C., Boustany, A. M., Pyle, P., Anderson, S. D., Brown, A., & Block, B. A. (2007). Migration and habitat of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. MARINE BIOLOGY, 152(4), 877–894.

Stokesbury, M. J. W., Cosgrove, R., Boustany, A., Browne, D., Teo, S. L. H., O'Dor, R. K., & Block, B. A. (2007). Results of satellite tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, off the coast of Ireland. Presented at the 6th Conference on Fish Telemetry, LISBON,PORTUGAL: SPRINGER.

Blank, J. M., Farwell, C. J., Morrissette, J. M., Schallert, R. J., & Block, B. A. (2007). Influence of swimming speed on metabolic rates of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY, 80(2), 167–177.

Teo, S. L. H., Boustany, A., Dewar, H., Stokesbury, M. J. W., Weng, K. C., Beemer, S., … Block, B. A. (2007). Annual migrations, diving behavior, and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, on their Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds. MARINE BIOLOGY, 151(1), 1–18.

Stevenson, C., Katz, L. S., Micheli, F., Block, B., Heiman, K. W., Perle, C., … Witting, J. (2007). High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands. CORAL REEFS, 26(1), 47–51.

Weng, K. C., Castilho, P. C., Morrissette, J. M., Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., Holts, D. B., Schallert, R. J., … Block, B. A. (2005). Satellite tagging and cardiac physiology reveal niche expansion in salmon sharks. SCIENCE, 310(5745), 104–106.

Block, B. A., Teo, S. L. H., Walli, A., Boustany, A., Stokesbury, M. J. W., Farwell, C. J., … Williams, T. D. (2005). Electronic tagging and population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna. NATURE, 434(7037), 1121–1127.

Block, B. A. (2005). Physiological ecology in the 21st Century: Advancements in biologging Science. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 45(2), 305–320.

Castilho, P. C., Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., Morrissette, J. M., Schallert, R., Weng, K., & Block, B. A. (2004). Salmon shark (Lamna ditrops): An endothermic fish from polar area with higher SERCA2 activity. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 44(6), 534–534.

Shiels, H. A., Blank, J. M., Farrell, A. P., & Block, B. A. (2004). Electrophysiological properties of the L-type Ca2+ current in cardiomyocytes from bluefin tuna and Pacific mackerel. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 286(4), R659–R668.

Blank, J. M., Morrissette, J. M., Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., Blackwell, S. B., Williams, T. D., & Block, B. A. (2004). In situ cardiac performance of Pacific bluefin tuna hearts in response to acute temperature change. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 207(5), 881–890.

Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., Morrissette, J. M., Blank, J. M., & Block, B. A. (2004). Temperature dependence of the Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA2) in the ventricles of tuna and mackerel. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 286(2), R398–R404.

Morrissette, J. M., Franck, J. P. G., & Block, B. A. (2003). Characterization of ryanodine receptor and Ca2+-ATPase isoforms in the thermogenic heater organ of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 206(5), 805–812.

Blank, J. M., Morrissette, J. M., Davie, P. S., & Block, B. A. (2002). Effects of temperature, epinephrine and Ca2+ on the hearts of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 205(13), 1881–1888.

Boustany, A. M., Davis, S. F., Pyle, P., Anderson, S. D., Le Boeuf, B. J., & Block, B. A. (2002). Satellite tagging - Expanded niche for white sharks. NATURE, 415(6867), 35–36.

Block, B. A., Dewar, H., Blackwell, S. B., Williams, T. D., Prince, E. D., Farwell, C. J., … Fudge, D. (2001). Migratory movements, depth preferences, and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna. SCIENCE, 293(5533), 1310–1314.

Marcinek, D. J., Bonaventura, J., Wittenberg, J. B., & Block, B. A. (2001). Oxygen affinity and amino acid sequence of myoglobins from endothermic and ectothermic fish. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 280(4), R1123–R1133.

Morrissette, J., Xu, L., Nelson, A., Meissner, G., & Block, B. A. (2000). Characterization of RyR1-slow, a ryanodine receptor specific to slow-twitch skeletal muscle. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 279(5), R1889–R1898.

Shiels, H. A., Freund, E. V., Farrell, A. P., & Block, B. A. (1999). The sarcoplasmic reticulum plays a major role in isometric contraction in atrial muscle of yellowfin tuna. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 202 (Pt 7), 881–90.

Morrissette, J. M., Xu, L., Nelson, A., Meissner, G., & Block, B. A. (1999). Characterization of Ryr1-slow, a ryanodine receptor specific to slow-twitch skeletal muscle. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 76(1), A302–A302.

Dewar, H., Deffenbaugh, M., Thurmond, G., Lashkari, K., & Block, B. A. (1999). Development of an acoustic telemetry tag for monitoring electromyograms in free-swimming fish. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 202 (Pt 19), 2693–9.

Block, B. A., Dewar, H., Farwell, C., & Prince, E. D. (1998). A new satellite technology for tracking the movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 95(16), 9384–9389.

Franck, J. P. C., Morrissette, J., Keen, J. E., Londraville, R. L., Beamsley, M., & Block, B. A. (1998). Cloning and characterization of fiber type-specific ryanodine receptor isoforms in skeletal muscles of fish. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 275(2), C401–C415.

Block, B. A., OBrien, J., & Franck, J. (1996). The role of ryanodine receptor isoforms in the structure and function of the vertebrate triad. Presented at the 49th Annual Symposium of the Society-of-General-Physiologists on Organellar Ion Channels and Transporters, WOODS HOLE,MA: ROCKEFELLER UNIV PRESS.

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