Professor Frank Seebacher

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2770
Fax +61 2 9351 4119

Website Room 415, A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
Evolutionary & Ecological Physiology Lab

Research interests

Leader of the EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY LAB, focusing on responses of animals to changing environments, and how these responses have evolved in space and time.

Areas of Interest: - Physiological Ecology - Evolutionary Physiology - Thermal Biology - Heat transfer - Ectothermy, Endothermy - Cardiac Function, Heart Rate - Reptiles - Crocodilians - Dinosaurs - Lizards

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • How does the interaction between environmental drivers determine the impact of global change on animals?; Seebacher F, Franklin C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Does physiological plasticity of individuals render populations resilient to climate change?; Seebacher F, Wilson R, Clobert J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Differential accumulation of algal biotoxins within diploid and triploid Pacific Oysters and Sydney Rock Oysters; Murray S, O'Connor W, Seebacher F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • LNK: LP110100516 Differential accumulation of algal biotoxins within diploid and triploid Pacific Oy; Hirshorn J, Seebacher F.

2010

  • Metabolic regulation in variable environments; Seebacher F; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2008

  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Booth D, Williams S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Williams S, Booth D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2007

  • Genetic mechanisms of metabolic control and thermal sensing during thermoregulation; Seebacher F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • Physiological thermoregulation and cardiovascular function in reptiles; Franklin C, Seebacher F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • The integrated gene analysis facility; et a, Seebacher F, Jermiin L; University of Sydney/Equipment Grant.
  • Responses of reptiles to fluctuating thermal environments: behaviour or biochemistry?; Robinson J, Seebacher F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • How do crocodiles respond to their environment: is metabolic acclimatisation important for Australian crocodiles; Seebacher F; Australian Geographic Society/Research Grant.
  • Not known; Seebacher F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2002

  • Metabolic Enzyme Activity in Reptiles: Do Turtles Show Seasonal Acclimatisation?; Seebacher F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
  • Evolutionary physiology: did nocturnal reptiles evolve a physiological mechanism of thermoregulation?; Seebacher F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).
  • The effect of frequency of fire on frog populations (for honours student Amy Gye); Seebacher F; World Conservation Union (Switzerland)/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sinclair, E., Ward, A., Seebacher, F., De Souza, C. (2014). Exercise changes behaviour. Behavioural Ecology, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Beaman, J., Little, A. (2014). Regulation of thermal acclimation varies between generations of the short-lived mosquitofish that developed in different environmental conditions. Functional Ecology, 28(1), 137-148. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Seebacher, F. (2014). Thyroid hormone regulates cardiac performance during cold acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(5), 718-725. [More Information]
  • Fraser, C., Coleman, R., Seebacher, F. (2014). Trying to fit in: are patterns of orientation of a keystone grazer set by behavioural responses to ecosystem engineers or wave action? Oecologia, 174(1), 67-75. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Ward, A., Wilson, R. (2013). Increased aggression during pregnancy comes at a higher metabolic cost. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(5), 771-776. [More Information]
  • Kasumovic, M., Seebacher, F. (2013). The active metabolic rate predicts a male spider's proximity to females and expected fitness. Biology Letters, 9(2), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Kunisue, T., Kannan, K., Seebacher, F. (2013). Thyroid hormone actions are temperature-specific and regulate thermal acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). B M C Biology, 11(26), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Seebacher, F. (2013). Thyroid hormone regulates muscle function during cold acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(18), 3514-3521. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Holmes, S., Roosen, N., Nouvian, M., Wilson, R., Ward, A. (2012). Capacity for thermal acclimation differs between populations and phylogenetic lineages within a species. Functional Ecology, 26(6), 1418-1428. [More Information]
  • Tattersall, G., Sinclair, B., Withers, P., Fields, P., Seebacher, F., Cooper, C., Maloney, S. (2012). Coping with thermal challenges: Physiological adaptations to environmental temperatures. Comprehensive Physiology, 2(3), 2151-2202. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2012). Determining environmental causes of biological effects: The need for a mechanistic physiological dimension in conservation biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1607-1614. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Walter, I. (2012). Differences in locomotor performance between individuals: Importance of parvalbumin, calcium handling and metabolism. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 663-670. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Pollard, S., James, R. (2012). How well do muscle biomechanics predict whole-animal locomotor performance? The role of Ca 2+ handling. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(11), 1847-1853. [More Information]
  • Adriaenssens, B., van Damme, R., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2012). Sex cells in changing environments: Can organisms adjust the physiological function of gametes to different temperatures? Global Change Biology, 18, 1797-1803. [More Information]
  • Grigaltchik, V., Ward, A., Seebacher, F. (2012). Thermal acclimation of interactions: Differential responses to temperature change alter predator-prey relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1744), 4058-4064. [More Information]
  • Glanville, E., Murray, S., Seebacher, F. (2012). Thermal adaptation in endotherms: climate and phylogeny interact to determine population-level responses in a wild rat. Functional Ecology, 26, 390-398. [More Information]
  • Boyles, J., Seebacher, F., Smit, B., McKechnie, A. (2011). Adaptive Thermoregulation in Endotherms May Alter Responses to Climate Change. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51(5), 676-690.
  • Sinclair, E., Ward, A., Seebacher, F. (2011). Aggression-induced fin damage modulates trade-offs in burst and endurance swimming performance of mosquitofish. Journal of Zoology, 283(4), 243-248. [More Information]
  • James, R., Tallis, J., Seebacher, F., Storey, K. (2011). Daily torpor reduces mass and changes stress and power output of soleus and EDL muscles in the Djungarian hamster, Phodopus sungorus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 2896-2902. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2011). Physiology of invasion: cane toads are constrained by thermal effects on physiological mechanisms that support locomotor performance. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(9), 1437-1444. [More Information]
  • Niehaus, A., Wilson, R., Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2011). Striped marsh frog (limnodynastes peronii) tadpoles do not acclimate metabolic performance to thermal variability. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(11), 1965-1970.
  • Guderley, H., Seebacher, F. (2011). Thermal acclimation, mitochondrial capacities and organ metabolic profiles in a reptile (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 181(1), 53-64. [More Information]
  • James, R., Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2011). Variation in expression of calcium-handling proteins is associated with inter-individual differences in mechanical performance of rat (Rattus norvegicus) skeletal muscle. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(21), 3542-3548. [More Information]
  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2010). Advantage to lower body temperatures for a small mammal (Rattus fuscipes) experiencing chronic cold. Journal of Mammalogy, 91(5), 1197-1204.
  • Walter, I., Hegarty, B., Seebacher, F. (2010). AMP-activated protein kinase controls metabolism and heat production during embryonic development in birds. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(18), 3167-3176. [More Information]
  • Reid, A., Seebacher, F., Ward, A. (2010). Learning to hunt: the role of experience in predator success. Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology, 147, 223-233.
  • Seebacher, F., Glanville, E. (2010). Low Levels of Physical Activity Increase Metabolic Responsiveness to Cold in a Rat (Rattus fuscipes). PLoS One, 5(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Lowe, K., FitzGibbon, S., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2010). Physiological and behavioural responses to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus sulcatus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 653-660. [More Information]
  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2010). Plasticity in body temperature and metabolic capacity sustains winter activity in a small endotherm (Rattus fuscipes). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 155, 383-391. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Brand, M., Else, P., Guderley, H., Hulbert, A., Moyes, C. (2010). Plasticity of Oxidative Metabolism in Variable Climates: Molecular Mechanisms. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 83(5), 721-732.
  • Franklin, C., Seebacher, F. (2009). Adapting to Climate Change. Science, 323(5916), 876-876.
  • Wilson, R., James, R., Bywater, C., Seebacher, F. (2009). Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax dispar. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(6), 853-858. [More Information]
  • Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2009). Endothermy in birds: underlying molecular mechanisms. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(15), 2328-2336.
  • Seebacher, F. (2009). Responses to temperature variation: integration of thermoregulation and metabolism in vertebrates. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(18), 2885-2891. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Murray, S., Else, P. (2009). Thermal Acclimation and Regulation of Metabolism in a Reptile (Crocodylus porosus): The Importance of Transcriptional Mechanisms and Membrane Composition. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 82(6), 766-775. [More Information]
  • Schnell, A., Seebacher, F. (2008). Can Phenotypic Plasticity Facilitate the Geographic Expansion of the Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 81(6), 733-742.
  • Schwartz, T., Murray, S., Seebacher, F. (2008). Novel reptilian uncoupling proteins: molecular evolution and gene expression during cold acclimation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 275(1637), 979-985.
  • Seebacher, F., James, R. (2008). Plasticity of muscle function in a thermoregulating ectotherm (Crocodylus porosus): biomechanics and metabolism. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (Print), 294(3), R1024-R1032.
  • Franklin, C., Davison, W., Seebacher, F. (2007). Antarctic fish can compensate for rising temperatures: thermal acclimation of cardiac performance in Pagothenia borchgrevinki. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(17), 3068-3074.
  • Rogers, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2007). Beneficial acclimation: sex specific thermal acclimation of metabolic capacity in the striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(16), 2932-2938.
  • Wilson, R., Angilletta, M., James, R., Navas, C., Seebacher, F. (2007). Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic encounters. The American Naturalist, 170(2), 284-291.
  • Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2007). Individual recognition in crayfish (Cherax dispar): the roles of strength and experience in deciding aggressive encounters. Biology Letters, 3(5), 471-474.
  • Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2007). Molecular mechanisms underlying the development of endothermy in birds (Gallus gallus): a new role of PGC-1 {alpha} ? American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (Print), 293(6), 2315-2322.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2007). Redistribution of blood within the body is important for thermoregulation in an ectothermic vertebrate (Crocodylus porosus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 177(8), 841-848. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Murray, S. (2007). Transient receptor potential ion channels control thermoregulatory behaviour in reptiles. PLoS One, 2(3), 1-7.
  • Angilletta, M., Bennett, A., Guderley, H., Navas, C., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2006). Coadaptation: A unifying principle in evolutionary thermal biology. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 79(2), 282-294.
  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2006). Compensation for environmental change by complementary shifts of thermal sensitivity and thermoregulatory behaviour in an ectotherm. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(24), 4869-4877.
  • Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2006). Fighting fit: thermal plasticity of metabolic function and fighting success in the crayfish Cherax destructor. Functional Ecology, 20(6), 1045-1053.
  • Sinclair, E., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Phenotypic flexibility in the metabolic response of the limpet Cellana tramoserica to thermally different microhabitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 335(1), 131-141. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Thermal biology of a viviparous lizard with temperature-dependant sex determination. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31(4), 292-301.
  • Seebacher, F., Schwartz, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Transition from ectothermy to endothermy: the development of metabolic capacity in a bird (Gallus gallus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1586), 565-570.
  • Seebacher, F., Davison, W., Lowe, C., Franklin, C. (2005). A falsification of the thermal specialization paradigm: compensation for elevated temperatures in Antarctic fishes. Biology Letters, 1(2), 151-154.
  • Seebacher, F. (2005). A review of thermoregulation and physiological performance in reptiles: what is the role of phenotypic flexibility? Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(7), 453-461. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C., Read, M. (2005). Diving behaviour of a reptile (Crocodylus johnstoni) in the wild: Interactions with heart rate and body temperature. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 78(1), 1-8.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2005). Physiological mechanisms of thermoregulation in reptiles: a review. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(8), 533-541. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Lowe, C., Davison, W. (2005). Thermal sensitivity of heart rate and insensitivity of blood pressure in the Antarctic notothenlid fish Pagothenia borckgrevinki. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(2), 97-105. [More Information]
  • Rogers, K., Seebacher, F., Thompson, M. (2004). Biochemical Acclimation Of Metabolic Enzymes In Response To Lowered Temperature In Tadpoles Of Limnodynastes Peronii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 137(4), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2004). Cardiovascular Mechanisms During Thermoregulation In Reptiles. International Congress Series, 1275, 242-249. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Shine, R. (2004). Evaluating Thermoregulation In Reptiles: The Fallacy Of The Inappropriately Applied Method. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 77(4), 688-695.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2004). Integration Of Autonomic And Local Mechanisms In Regulating Cardiovascular Responses To Heating And Cooling In A Reptile (Crocodylus Porosus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(7), 577-585. [More Information]
  • Goudkamp, J., Seebacher, F., Ahern, M., Franklin, C. (2004). Physiological Then-Noregulation In A Crustacean? Heart Rate Hysteresis In The Freshwater Crayfish Cherax Destructor. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 138(3), 399-403. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Sparrow, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Turtles (Chelodina Longicollis) Regulate Muscle Metabolic Enzyme Activity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Body Temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(3), 205-210. [More Information]
  • Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M., Salisbury, S. (2003). An alternative method for predicting body mass: the case of the Pleistocence marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29(3), 403-411.
  • Seebacher, F., Elsey, R., Trosclair, P. (2003). Body temperature null distributions in reptiles with nonzero heat capacity: Seasonal thermoregulation in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 76(3), 348-359.
  • Seebacher, F. (2003). Dinosaur body temperatures: the occurrence of endothermy and ectothermy. Paleobiology, 29(1), 105-122.
  • Iglesias, S., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Energetic cost of a meal in a frequent feeding lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 135(3), 377-382.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Facultative sex allocation in the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum, a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(4), 367-370.
  • Seebacher, F., Elsworth, P., Franklin, C. (2003). Ontogenetic changes of swimming kinematics in a semi-aquatic reptile (Crocodylus porosus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(1), 15-24.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). Prostaglandins are important in thermoregulation of a reptile (Pogona vitticeps). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 270(aug 7), S50-S53.
  • Seebacher, F., Guderley, H., Elsey, R., Trosclair, P. (2003). Seasonal acclimatisation of muscle metabolic enzymes in a reptile (Alligator mississippiensis). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(7), 1193-1200.
  • Elsworth, P., Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). Sustained swimming performance in crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): effects of body size and temperature. Journal of Herpetology, 37(2), 363-368.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). The effect of heat transfer mode on heart rate responses and hysteresis during heating and cooling in the estuarine crocodile Crocodylus porosus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(7), 1143-1151.
  • Seebacher, F., Alford, R. (2002). Shelter microhabitats determine body temperature and dehydration rates of a terrestrial amphibian (Bufo marinus). Journal of Herpetology, 36(1), 69-75.
  • Seebacher, F. (2001). A new method to calculate allometric length-mass relationships of dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21, 51-60.
  • Seebacher, F., Grigg, G. (2001). Changes in heart rate are important for thermoregulation in the varanid lizard Varanus varius. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 171, 395-400.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2001). Control of heart rate during thermoregulation in the heliothermic lizard Pogona barbata: importance of cholinergic and adrenergic mechanisms. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 204, 4361-4366.

Edited Journals

  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2012). Conservation physiology: integrating physiological mechanisms with ecology and evolution to predict responses of organisms to environmental change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences.

Conferences

  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2007). How important are changes in blood flow distribution for thermoregulation in a reptile (Crocodylus porosus)?
  • Seebacher, F. (2007). Thermoregulation and physiological performance in reptiles: What is the role of reversible phenotypic plasticity?

2014

  • Sinclair, E., Ward, A., Seebacher, F., De Souza, C. (2014). Exercise changes behaviour. Behavioural Ecology, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Beaman, J., Little, A. (2014). Regulation of thermal acclimation varies between generations of the short-lived mosquitofish that developed in different environmental conditions. Functional Ecology, 28(1), 137-148. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Seebacher, F. (2014). Thyroid hormone regulates cardiac performance during cold acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(5), 718-725. [More Information]
  • Fraser, C., Coleman, R., Seebacher, F. (2014). Trying to fit in: are patterns of orientation of a keystone grazer set by behavioural responses to ecosystem engineers or wave action? Oecologia, 174(1), 67-75. [More Information]

2013

  • Seebacher, F., Ward, A., Wilson, R. (2013). Increased aggression during pregnancy comes at a higher metabolic cost. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(5), 771-776. [More Information]
  • Kasumovic, M., Seebacher, F. (2013). The active metabolic rate predicts a male spider's proximity to females and expected fitness. Biology Letters, 9(2), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Kunisue, T., Kannan, K., Seebacher, F. (2013). Thyroid hormone actions are temperature-specific and regulate thermal acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). B M C Biology, 11(26), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Little, A., Seebacher, F. (2013). Thyroid hormone regulates muscle function during cold acclimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(18), 3514-3521. [More Information]

2012

  • Seebacher, F., Holmes, S., Roosen, N., Nouvian, M., Wilson, R., Ward, A. (2012). Capacity for thermal acclimation differs between populations and phylogenetic lineages within a species. Functional Ecology, 26(6), 1418-1428. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2012). Conservation physiology: integrating physiological mechanisms with ecology and evolution to predict responses of organisms to environmental change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences.
  • Tattersall, G., Sinclair, B., Withers, P., Fields, P., Seebacher, F., Cooper, C., Maloney, S. (2012). Coping with thermal challenges: Physiological adaptations to environmental temperatures. Comprehensive Physiology, 2(3), 2151-2202. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2012). Determining environmental causes of biological effects: The need for a mechanistic physiological dimension in conservation biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1607-1614. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Walter, I. (2012). Differences in locomotor performance between individuals: Importance of parvalbumin, calcium handling and metabolism. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 663-670. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Pollard, S., James, R. (2012). How well do muscle biomechanics predict whole-animal locomotor performance? The role of Ca 2+ handling. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(11), 1847-1853. [More Information]
  • Adriaenssens, B., van Damme, R., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2012). Sex cells in changing environments: Can organisms adjust the physiological function of gametes to different temperatures? Global Change Biology, 18, 1797-1803. [More Information]
  • Grigaltchik, V., Ward, A., Seebacher, F. (2012). Thermal acclimation of interactions: Differential responses to temperature change alter predator-prey relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1744), 4058-4064. [More Information]
  • Glanville, E., Murray, S., Seebacher, F. (2012). Thermal adaptation in endotherms: climate and phylogeny interact to determine population-level responses in a wild rat. Functional Ecology, 26, 390-398. [More Information]

2011

  • Boyles, J., Seebacher, F., Smit, B., McKechnie, A. (2011). Adaptive Thermoregulation in Endotherms May Alter Responses to Climate Change. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51(5), 676-690.
  • Sinclair, E., Ward, A., Seebacher, F. (2011). Aggression-induced fin damage modulates trade-offs in burst and endurance swimming performance of mosquitofish. Journal of Zoology, 283(4), 243-248. [More Information]
  • James, R., Tallis, J., Seebacher, F., Storey, K. (2011). Daily torpor reduces mass and changes stress and power output of soleus and EDL muscles in the Djungarian hamster, Phodopus sungorus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 2896-2902. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2011). Physiology of invasion: cane toads are constrained by thermal effects on physiological mechanisms that support locomotor performance. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(9), 1437-1444. [More Information]
  • Niehaus, A., Wilson, R., Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2011). Striped marsh frog (limnodynastes peronii) tadpoles do not acclimate metabolic performance to thermal variability. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(11), 1965-1970.
  • Guderley, H., Seebacher, F. (2011). Thermal acclimation, mitochondrial capacities and organ metabolic profiles in a reptile (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 181(1), 53-64. [More Information]
  • James, R., Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2011). Variation in expression of calcium-handling proteins is associated with inter-individual differences in mechanical performance of rat (Rattus norvegicus) skeletal muscle. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(21), 3542-3548. [More Information]

2010

  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2010). Advantage to lower body temperatures for a small mammal (Rattus fuscipes) experiencing chronic cold. Journal of Mammalogy, 91(5), 1197-1204.
  • Walter, I., Hegarty, B., Seebacher, F. (2010). AMP-activated protein kinase controls metabolism and heat production during embryonic development in birds. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(18), 3167-3176. [More Information]
  • Reid, A., Seebacher, F., Ward, A. (2010). Learning to hunt: the role of experience in predator success. Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology, 147, 223-233.
  • Seebacher, F., Glanville, E. (2010). Low Levels of Physical Activity Increase Metabolic Responsiveness to Cold in a Rat (Rattus fuscipes). PLoS One, 5(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Lowe, K., FitzGibbon, S., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2010). Physiological and behavioural responses to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus sulcatus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 653-660. [More Information]
  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2010). Plasticity in body temperature and metabolic capacity sustains winter activity in a small endotherm (Rattus fuscipes). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 155, 383-391. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Brand, M., Else, P., Guderley, H., Hulbert, A., Moyes, C. (2010). Plasticity of Oxidative Metabolism in Variable Climates: Molecular Mechanisms. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 83(5), 721-732.

2009

  • Franklin, C., Seebacher, F. (2009). Adapting to Climate Change. Science, 323(5916), 876-876.
  • Wilson, R., James, R., Bywater, C., Seebacher, F. (2009). Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax dispar. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(6), 853-858. [More Information]
  • Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2009). Endothermy in birds: underlying molecular mechanisms. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(15), 2328-2336.
  • Seebacher, F. (2009). Responses to temperature variation: integration of thermoregulation and metabolism in vertebrates. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(18), 2885-2891. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Murray, S., Else, P. (2009). Thermal Acclimation and Regulation of Metabolism in a Reptile (Crocodylus porosus): The Importance of Transcriptional Mechanisms and Membrane Composition. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 82(6), 766-775. [More Information]

2008

  • Schnell, A., Seebacher, F. (2008). Can Phenotypic Plasticity Facilitate the Geographic Expansion of the Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 81(6), 733-742.
  • Schwartz, T., Murray, S., Seebacher, F. (2008). Novel reptilian uncoupling proteins: molecular evolution and gene expression during cold acclimation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 275(1637), 979-985.
  • Seebacher, F., James, R. (2008). Plasticity of muscle function in a thermoregulating ectotherm (Crocodylus porosus): biomechanics and metabolism. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (Print), 294(3), R1024-R1032.

2007

  • Franklin, C., Davison, W., Seebacher, F. (2007). Antarctic fish can compensate for rising temperatures: thermal acclimation of cardiac performance in Pagothenia borchgrevinki. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(17), 3068-3074.
  • Rogers, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2007). Beneficial acclimation: sex specific thermal acclimation of metabolic capacity in the striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(16), 2932-2938.
  • Wilson, R., Angilletta, M., James, R., Navas, C., Seebacher, F. (2007). Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic encounters. The American Naturalist, 170(2), 284-291.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2007). How important are changes in blood flow distribution for thermoregulation in a reptile (Crocodylus porosus)?
  • Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2007). Individual recognition in crayfish (Cherax dispar): the roles of strength and experience in deciding aggressive encounters. Biology Letters, 3(5), 471-474.
  • Walter, I., Seebacher, F. (2007). Molecular mechanisms underlying the development of endothermy in birds (Gallus gallus): a new role of PGC-1 {alpha} ? American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (Print), 293(6), 2315-2322.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2007). Redistribution of blood within the body is important for thermoregulation in an ectothermic vertebrate (Crocodylus porosus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 177(8), 841-848. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F. (2007). Thermoregulation and physiological performance in reptiles: What is the role of reversible phenotypic plasticity?
  • Seebacher, F., Murray, S. (2007). Transient receptor potential ion channels control thermoregulatory behaviour in reptiles. PLoS One, 2(3), 1-7.

2006

  • Angilletta, M., Bennett, A., Guderley, H., Navas, C., Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2006). Coadaptation: A unifying principle in evolutionary thermal biology. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 79(2), 282-294.
  • Glanville, E., Seebacher, F. (2006). Compensation for environmental change by complementary shifts of thermal sensitivity and thermoregulatory behaviour in an ectotherm. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(24), 4869-4877.
  • Seebacher, F., Wilson, R. (2006). Fighting fit: thermal plasticity of metabolic function and fighting success in the crayfish Cherax destructor. Functional Ecology, 20(6), 1045-1053.
  • Sinclair, E., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Phenotypic flexibility in the metabolic response of the limpet Cellana tramoserica to thermally different microhabitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 335(1), 131-141. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Thermal biology of a viviparous lizard with temperature-dependant sex determination. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31(4), 292-301.
  • Seebacher, F., Schwartz, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Transition from ectothermy to endothermy: the development of metabolic capacity in a bird (Gallus gallus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1586), 565-570.

2005

  • Seebacher, F., Davison, W., Lowe, C., Franklin, C. (2005). A falsification of the thermal specialization paradigm: compensation for elevated temperatures in Antarctic fishes. Biology Letters, 1(2), 151-154.
  • Seebacher, F. (2005). A review of thermoregulation and physiological performance in reptiles: what is the role of phenotypic flexibility? Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(7), 453-461. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C., Read, M. (2005). Diving behaviour of a reptile (Crocodylus johnstoni) in the wild: Interactions with heart rate and body temperature. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 78(1), 1-8.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2005). Physiological mechanisms of thermoregulation in reptiles: a review. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(8), 533-541. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Lowe, C., Davison, W. (2005). Thermal sensitivity of heart rate and insensitivity of blood pressure in the Antarctic notothenlid fish Pagothenia borckgrevinki. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(2), 97-105. [More Information]

2004

  • Rogers, K., Seebacher, F., Thompson, M. (2004). Biochemical Acclimation Of Metabolic Enzymes In Response To Lowered Temperature In Tadpoles Of Limnodynastes Peronii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 137(4), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2004). Cardiovascular Mechanisms During Thermoregulation In Reptiles. International Congress Series, 1275, 242-249. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Shine, R. (2004). Evaluating Thermoregulation In Reptiles: The Fallacy Of The Inappropriately Applied Method. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 77(4), 688-695.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2004). Integration Of Autonomic And Local Mechanisms In Regulating Cardiovascular Responses To Heating And Cooling In A Reptile (Crocodylus Porosus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(7), 577-585. [More Information]
  • Goudkamp, J., Seebacher, F., Ahern, M., Franklin, C. (2004). Physiological Then-Noregulation In A Crustacean? Heart Rate Hysteresis In The Freshwater Crayfish Cherax Destructor. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 138(3), 399-403. [More Information]
  • Seebacher, F., Sparrow, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Turtles (Chelodina Longicollis) Regulate Muscle Metabolic Enzyme Activity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Body Temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(3), 205-210. [More Information]

2003

  • Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M., Salisbury, S. (2003). An alternative method for predicting body mass: the case of the Pleistocence marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29(3), 403-411.
  • Seebacher, F., Elsey, R., Trosclair, P. (2003). Body temperature null distributions in reptiles with nonzero heat capacity: Seasonal thermoregulation in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 76(3), 348-359.
  • Seebacher, F. (2003). Dinosaur body temperatures: the occurrence of endothermy and ectothermy. Paleobiology, 29(1), 105-122.
  • Iglesias, S., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Energetic cost of a meal in a frequent feeding lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 135(3), 377-382.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Facultative sex allocation in the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum, a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(4), 367-370.
  • Seebacher, F., Elsworth, P., Franklin, C. (2003). Ontogenetic changes of swimming kinematics in a semi-aquatic reptile (Crocodylus porosus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(1), 15-24.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). Prostaglandins are important in thermoregulation of a reptile (Pogona vitticeps). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 270(aug 7), S50-S53.
  • Seebacher, F., Guderley, H., Elsey, R., Trosclair, P. (2003). Seasonal acclimatisation of muscle metabolic enzymes in a reptile (Alligator mississippiensis). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(7), 1193-1200.
  • Elsworth, P., Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). Sustained swimming performance in crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): effects of body size and temperature. Journal of Herpetology, 37(2), 363-368.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2003). The effect of heat transfer mode on heart rate responses and hysteresis during heating and cooling in the estuarine crocodile Crocodylus porosus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(7), 1143-1151.

2002

  • Seebacher, F., Alford, R. (2002). Shelter microhabitats determine body temperature and dehydration rates of a terrestrial amphibian (Bufo marinus). Journal of Herpetology, 36(1), 69-75.

2001

  • Seebacher, F. (2001). A new method to calculate allometric length-mass relationships of dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21, 51-60.
  • Seebacher, F., Grigg, G. (2001). Changes in heart rate are important for thermoregulation in the varanid lizard Varanus varius. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 171, 395-400.
  • Seebacher, F., Franklin, C. (2001). Control of heart rate during thermoregulation in the heliothermic lizard Pogona barbata: importance of cholinergic and adrenergic mechanisms. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 204, 4361-4366.

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