Our lab studies the basic mechanisms by which ions, nutrients, respiratory gases metabolic wastes, and acid-base equivalents are transported across environmental and internal surfaces in fish and crustaceans, and how these processes are impacted by environmental stressors. In our applied research program, the stressors of interest are waterborne and dietary metals, and our goal is to use data on physiological responses to develop models that can be used to generate more protective and cost-effective environmental regulations for metals. While our starting point is always basic mechanistic physiology, we use tools of molecular biology, proteomics, cell biology, organismic physiology, behavioral analysis, field studies, geochemistry, and modeling to address these questions.
2005 and In Press
Bucking, C. and Wood, C.M. (2005). Renal
regulation of plasma glucose in the freshwater rainbow trout. In Press
Glover, C.N. and Wood, C.M. (2005). The
disruption of Daphnia magna sodium metabolism by humic substances: mechanisms
of action and effect of humic substance source. Physiological and Biochemical
Zoology. In Press
Glover, C.N. and Wood, C.M. (2005).
Accumulation and elimination of silver in Daphnia magna
and the effect of natural
organic matter. Aquat. Toxicol. In Press.
Sharma, S. and Wood, C.M. (2005). Heterogeneity in physicochemical
properties explain differences in silver toxicity amelioration by natural
organic matter to Daphnia magna. Environ. Toxicol. And Chem. In Press.
Glover, C.N., Playle, R.C. and Wood,
C.M. (2005). Heterogeneity of natural organic matter (NOM) amelioration of
silver toxicity to Daphnia magna
: effect of NOM source and silver-NOM equilibration
time. Environ. Toxicol. And Chem. In Press.
Smith, R.W., Wood, C.M., Cash, P., Diao,
L and Pärt, P. (2005). Apolipoprotein A1 is a significant determinant of
epithelial integrity in rainbow trout gill cell cultures: a study in functional
proteomics. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta- Proteins and Proteomics. In Press
Sloman, K., McDonald, D.M., Barimo, J.F.,
Lepage, O., Winberg, S., Wood, C.M. and Walsh, P.J. (2005). Does
pulsatile urea excretion serve as a social signal in the gulf toadfish, Opsanus
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. In Press
Bianchini, A., Rouleau, C., and Wood, C.M.
(2005). Silver accumulation in Daphnia
magna in the presence of reactive sulphide. Aquat.
Toxicol. In Press
Kjoss, V.A., Kamunde, C.N., Niyogi, S.,
Grosell, M., and Wood, C.M.
(2005). Dietary Na does not
reduce dietary Cu uptake by juvenile rainbow trout.
J. Fish Biol. 66:
P.L., Chow-Fraser, P., Ranville, J.F., Ross, P.E., and Wood, C.M. (2005).
Daphnia need to be gut cleared too: The effect of exposure to and ingestion of
metal-contaminated sediment on the gut clearance patterns of D. magna.
Aquat. Toxicol. 71: 143 -154.
C.N. and Wood, C.M. (2005) Physiological characterization of a pH- and
calcium dependent sodium uptake mechanism in the freshwater crustacean, Daphnia
magna. J. Exp. Biol. In Press