Dr Nia Whiteley

Uwch Ddarlithydd

Contact info

Room: Room 527, 4th floor Brambell Building

Email: n.m.whiteley@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 388080

Web: ResearchGate, Google Scholar

 

I graduated in Zoology from Hull University in 1982 and spent a year as a trainee in the Science Reference Section, British Library, London, before embarking on a PhD in comparative physiology at the University of Birmingham (1984-88). My PhD work on the physiological responses of lobsters to aerial exposure was followed by several postdoctoral posts investigating molecular control of muscle growth in shore crabs (1988-89), physiological/metabolic responses of freshwater crayfish to natural fluctuations in environmental variables (1989-92), and the molecular/ physiological responses of the giant Antarctic isopod to life at temperatures close to freezing (1992-95). A research visit to the University of British Columbia, Canada, enabled me to collaborate on a project studying ion exchange mechanisms in salmon during seawater acclimation (1995-96), and led to a short term project on stress responses in Antarctic fish (1997) in the Dept of Physiology, Birmingham. After completing a temporary lectureship at the School of Biological Sciences, Birmingham,  I moved to Biological Sciences at Bangor in 1998, was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2010, and Reader in 2016.

My research focuses on the physiological and metabolic responses of aquatic organisms to environmental change, including underlying mechanisms and ecological implications. I use laboratory and field based studies to assess the physiological capacity of crustaceans to cope with environmental challenges, such fluctuations in temperature, salinity, O2 and CO2 levels. I specialise in studying acid-base balance, ion regulation, respiratory gas exchange, and protein turnover at different levels of biological organisation. I also examine the metabolic costs associated with such changes, and the repercussions on growth and life history traits. My work on the molecular regulation of muscle function in crustaceans, has led to an examination of changes in muscle genotype in amphipod gammarid crustaceans distributed along natural thermal gradients. Collaborative projects have examined physiological responses of marine invertebrates to elevated CO2 and warming, and the energetic costs of physiological adjustments to elevated CO2 and salinity (Saloa Project). We are currently using transgenerational studies to investigate the energetic costs associated with osmoregulation in marine amphipods.

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    Adrenergic responses of Antarctic fishes to extreme trauma.

    Whiteley, N. M. & Egginton, S., 1 Chwef 2000, Yn : Journal of Physiology - London. 523, Supplement S, t. 279P-280P

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    Characterisation of myosin heavy chain gene variants in the fast and slow muscle fibres of gammarid amphipods

    Whiteley, N. M., Magney, J. L., McCleary, S. J., Nia, S. K., El Haj, A. J. & Rock, J., 1 Hyd 2010, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 157, 2, t. 116-122

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    Comparison of the variable loop regions of myosin heavy chain genes from Antarctic and temperate isopods.

    Holmes, J. M., Whiteley, N. M., Magnay, J. L. & El Haj, A. J., 1 Maw 2002, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 131, 3, t. 349-359

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    Comparison of whole animal costs of protein synthesis among polar and temperate populations of the same species of gammarid amphipod

    Whiteley, N. & Rastrick, S., Mai 2017, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 207, t. 100-106 6 t.

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    Congeneric amphipods show differing abilities to maintain metabolic rates with latitude.

    Rastrick, S. P. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Maw 2011, Yn : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches. 84, 2, t. 154-165

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    Does temperature acclimation affect muscle function in marine crustaceans via changes in molecular diversity?

    Rock, J., Faulkner, L. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Rhag 2003, Yn : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 43, 6, t. 957

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    Effects of acclimation and acute temperature change on specific dynamic action and gastric processing in the green shore crab, Carcinus maenas

    McGaw, I. J. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Rhag 2012, Yn : Journal of Thermal Biology. 37, 8, t. 570-578

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    Effects of salinity on rates of protein synthesis and oxygen uptake in the post-larvae and juveniles of the tropical prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man).

    Intanai, I., Taylor, E. W. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Maw 2009, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 152, 3, t. 372-378

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    Effects of water salinity on acid-base balance in decapod crustaceans.

    Whiteley, N. M., Scott, J. L., Breeze, S. J. & McCann, L., 1 Maw 2001, Yn : Journal of Experimental Biology. 204, 5, t. 1003-1011

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    Environmental tolerances of Gammarid amphipods: Lessons from myosin heavy chain genes.

    Whiteley, N. M., Rock, J., Magnay, J., Beech, S., El Haj, A. & Goldspink, G., 1 Gorff 2008, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 150, 3, t. S159-S160

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    Estimating the energetic cost of fighting in shore crabs by noninvasive monitoring of heartbeat rate

    Rovero, F., Hughes, R. N., Whiteley, N. & Chelazzi, G., 1 Ebr 2000, Yn : Animal Behaviour. 59, 4, t. 705-713

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    Feeding plasticity more than metabolic rate drives the productivity of economically important filter feeders in response to elevated CO2 and reduced salinity

    Rastrick, S., Graham, H., Strohmeier, T., Whiteley, N. & Strand, Ø., 1 Rhag 2018, Yn : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 75, 6, t. 2117-2128

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    Future socio-economic and environmental sustainability of the Irish Sea requires a multi-disciplinary approach with industry and research collaboration, and cross-border partnership

    Mackenzie, C. L., Bell, M. C., Birchenough, S. N., Culloty, S. C., Sanderson, W. G., Whiteley, N. M. & Malham, S. K., 1 Rhag 2013, Yn : Ocean and Coastal Management. 85, Part A, t. 1-6

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    Genetic diversity of the feminising microsporidian parasite Dictyocoela: New insights into host-specificity, sex and phylogeography

    Wilkinson, T. J., Rock, J., Whiteley, N. M., Ovcharenko, M. O. & Ironside, J. E., 1 Awst 2011, Yn : International Journal for Parasitology. 41, 9, t. 959-966

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    Influence of Natural Thermal Gradients on Whole Animal Rates of Protein Synthesis in Marine Gammarid Amphipods

    Rastrick, S. P. & Whiteley, N. M., 27 Maw 2013, Yn : PLoS ONE. 8, 3, t. e60050

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    Ionoregulatory changes in the gill epithelia of coho salmon during seawater acclimation.

    Wilson, J. M., Whiteley, N. M. & Randall, D. J., 1 Ion 2002, Yn : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 75, 3, t. 237-249

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    Latitudinal variations in the physiology of marine gammarid amphipods

    Whiteley, N. M., Rastrick, S. P., Lunt, D. H. & Rock, J., 30 Ebr 2011, Yn : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 400, 1-2, t. 70-77

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    Linking functional molecular variation with environmental gradients: Myosin gene diversity in a crustacean broadly distributed across variable thermal environments.

    Rock, J., Magnay, J. L., Beech, S., El Haj, A. J., Goldspink, G., Lunt, D. H. & Whiteley, N. M., 15 Mai 2009, Yn : Gene. 437, 1-2, t. 60-70

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    Ocean Warming, More than Acidification, Reduces Shell Strength in a Commercial Shellfish Species during Food Limitation

    Mackenzie, C. L., Ormondroyd, G. A., Curling, S. F., Ball, R. J., Whiteley, N. M. & Malham, S. K., 8 Ion 2014, Yn : PLoS ONE. 9, 1, t. e86764

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    Phylogeography and environmental diversification of a highly adaptable marine amphipod, Gammarus duebeni.

    Rock, J., Ironside, J., Potter, T., Whiteley, N. M. & Lunt, D. H., 11 Ebr 2007, Yn : Heredity. 99, 1, t. 102-111

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    Physiological and ecological responses of crustaceans to ocean acidification

    Whiteley, N. M., 26 Mai 2011, Yn : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 430, t. 257-271

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    Physiological responses to digestion in low salinity in the crabs Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus

    Penney, C. M., Patton, R., Whiteley, N. M., Driedzic, W. R. & McGaw, I. J., 10 Tach 2015, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 191, t. 127-139

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    Polar cod, Boreogadus saida (Gadidae), show an intermediate stress response between Antarctic and temperate fishes.

    Whiteley, N. M., Christiansen, J. S. & Egginton, S., 1 Rhag 2006, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 145, 4, t. 493-501

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    Probing marine Gammarus (Amphipoda) taxonomy with DNA barcodes

    Oliveira Costa, F., Henzler, C. M., Lunt, D. H., Whiteley, N. & Rock, J., 10 Medi 2009, Yn : Systematics and Biodeiversity. 7, 4, t. 365-379

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    Protein synthesis and specific dynamic action in crustaceans: effects of temperature.

    Whiteley, N. M., Robertson, R. F., Meagor, J., El Haj, A. J. & Taylor, E. W., 1 Maw 2001, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 128, 3, t. 593-604

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    Sensitivity to near-future CO2 conditions in marine crabs depends on their compensatory capacities for salinity change

    Whiteley, N., Suckling, C., Ciotti, B., Brown, J., McCarthy, I., Gimenez Noya, J. & Hauton, C., 23 Hyd 2018, Yn : Scientific Reports. 8, 15639, t. 1-13 13 t., 8:15639.

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    Swimming alters responses to hypoxia in the Adriatic sturgeon Acipenser naccarii.

    McKenzie, D. J., Steffensen, J. F., Korsmeyer, K., Whiteley, N. M., Bronzi, P. & Taylor, E. W., 1 Chwef 2007, Yn : Journal of Fish Biology. 70, 2, t. 651-658

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    Temperature influences whole-animal rates of metabolism but not protein synthesis in a temperate intertidal isopod.

    Whiteley, N. M., Whiteley, N. & Faulkner, L. S., 1 Ion 2005, Yn : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 78, 2, t. 227-238

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    Validation of the flooding dose technique to determine fractional rates of protein synthesis in a model bivalve species, the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis L.)

    McCarthy, I. D., Nicholls, R., Malham, S. K. & Whiteley, N. M., 23 Hyd 2015, Yn : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 191, t. 166-173

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    The effects of temperature on ectotherm protein metabolism.

    Whiteley, N. M., Fraser, K. P., Esterhouse, T. E. (gol.) & Petrinos, L. B. (gol.), 1 Ion 2009, Protein Biosynthesis. 2009 gol. Nova Science Publishers

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    Physiological responses of marine invertebrates to thermal stress

    Whiteley, N. & Mackenzie, C., 11 Maw 2016, Stressors in the Marine Environment. : Physiological and Ecological Responses; Societal Implications. Solan, M. & Whiteley, N. (gol.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, t. 56-72 17 t.

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    Responses to Environmental Stresses: Oxygen, Temperature and pH

    Whiteley, N. & Taylor, T., 14 Maw 2015, Physiology: The Natural History of the Crustacea. Chang, E. & Thiel, M. (gol.). 1 gol. New York: Oxford University Press, Cyfrol 4. t. 320-358 39 t. (The Natural History of the Crustacea; Cyfrol 4).

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    Effects of climate change on biomineralization in a commercial shellfish species, Mytilus edulis L.

    Mackenzie, C. L., Ormondroyd, G. A., Curling, S. F., Ball, R. J., Whiteley, N. M. & Malham, S. K., 13 Maw 2013.

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    Minimal latitudinal variations in metabolic rate in temperate but not polar amphipod gammarids.

    Rastrick, S. P. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Ion 2008.

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    Minimal latitudinal variations in the metabolic rates of temperate but not polar gammarid amphipods.

    Rastrick, S. P. & Whiteley, N. M., 1 Ion 2008, 2008 gol. Unknown.

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