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  • Newton, K.C., J. Wraith and K.A. Dickson. 2015. Digestive enzyme activities are higher in the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, than in ectothermic sharks as a result of visceral endothermy. Journal of Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 41: 887-898.

  • Dickson, K.A., J.M. Donley, M.W. Hansen and J. Hopkinson Peters. 2012. Maximum sustainable speed, energetics, and swimming kinematics of a tropical carangid fish, the green jack (Caranx caballus). Journal of Fish Biology 80: 2494-2516.

  • Dickson, K.A. 2011. Physiology of Tuna. In Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, edited by A.P. Farrell. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

  • Runcie, R.M., H. Dewar, D. Hawn, L.R. Frank and K.A. Dickson. 2009. Evidence for cranial endothermy in the opah (Lampris guttatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 461-470.

  • Sepulveda, C.S., K.A. Dickson, D. Bernal and J.B. Graham. 2008. Elevated red myotomal muscle temperatures in the most basal tuna species, Allothunnus fallai. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 241-249.

  • Sepulveda, C.S., K.A. Dickson, L. Frank and J.B. Graham. 2007. Cranial endothermy and a putative brain heater in the most basal tuna species, Allothunnus fallai. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 1720-1733.

  • Polasek, L.K., K.A. Dickson and R.W. Davis. 2006. Metabolic indicators in the skeletal muscles of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 290: R1720-R1727.

  • Duong, C., C. Sepulveda, J. Graham and K. Dickson. 2006. Mitochondrial proton leak rates in the slow, oxidative myotomal muscle and liver of the endothermic shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and the ectothermic blue shark (Prionace glauca) and leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata). The Journal of experimental biology: 2678-85.

  • Graham, J. and K. Dickson. 2004. Tuna comparative physiology. The Journal of experimental biology: 4015-24.

  • Dickson, K. and J. Graham. 2004. Evolution and consequences of endothermy in fishes. Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ: 998-1018.

  • Dowis, H., C. Sepulveda, J. Graham and K. Dickson. 2003. Swimming performance studies on the eastern Pacific bonito Sarda chiliensis, a close relative of the tunas (family Scombridae) II. Kinematics. The Journal of experimental biology: 2749-58.

  • Dickson, K., J. Donley, C. Sepulveda and L. Bhoopat. 2002. Effects of temperature on sustained swimming performance and swimming kinematics of the chub mackerel Scomber japonicus. The Journal of experimental biology: 969-80.

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Educational Background

  • 1988 – Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (Marine Biology)

  • 1977 – B.A., Connecticut College (Zoology)

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  • Shape Analysis for Phenomics with 3D Imaging Data - Broader Impacts

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