Karine Salin

Karine SALIN

Research fellow in Ecophysiology and energy Metabolism






My research interests span on integrative approaches from molecules to the whole-organism to investigate how physiological mechanisms underlie life-history trajectories in animals. My studies examine whether energy metabolism and oxidative stress are proximate causes of life history variation and underlie trade-offs. I also focus on the importance of mitochondrial plasticity in responses to environmental change. My research is pushing the boundary of ecophysiological research by combining multidisciplinary cutting-edge approaches and technological breakthroughs.

Dupoue, A., Mello, D. F., Trevisan, R., Dubreuil, C., Queau, I., Petton, S., Huvet, A., Guevel, B., Com, E., Pernet, F., Salin, K., Fleury, E., & Corporeau, C. (2023). Intertidal limits shape covariation between metabolic plasticity, oxidative stress and telomere dynamics in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas). MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 191, 106149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2023.106149 Cite
Thoral, E., Roussel, D., Chinopoulos, C., Teulier, L., & Salin, K. (2021). Low oxygen levels can help to prevent the detrimental effect of acute warming on mitochondrial efficiency in fish. Biology Letters, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5289298 Cite
Hou, C., Metcalfe, N. B., & Salin, K. (2021). Is mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production proportional to oxygen consumption? A theoretical consideration. Bioessays, 43(4), e2000165. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202000165 Cite
Quemeneur, J.-B., Danion, M., Cabon, J., Collet, S., Zambonino-Infante, J.-L., & Salin, K. (2022). The relationships between growth rate and mitochondrial metabolism varies over time. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 16066. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-20428-9 Cite
Salin, K., Mathieu-Resuge, M., Graziano, N., Dubillot, E., Le Grand, F., Soudant, P., & Vagner, M. (2021). The relationship between membrane fatty acid content and mitochondrial efficiency differs within- and between- omega-3 dietary treatments. Marine Environmental Research, 163, 105205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105205 Cite
Hood, W. R., Austad, S. N., Bize, P., Jimenez, A. G., Montooth, K. L., Schulte, P. M., Scott, G. R., Sokolova, I., Treberg, J. R., & Salin, K. (2018). The Mitochondrial Contribution to Animal Performance, Adaptation, and Life-History Variation. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58(3), 480–485. https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/58/3/480/5049467. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy089 Cite
Salin, K., Villasevil, E. M., Anderson, G. J., Selman, C., Chinopoulos, C., & Metcalfe, N. B. (2018). The RCR and ATP/O Indices Can Give Contradictory Messages about Mitochondrial Efficiency. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58(3), 486–494. https://academic.oup.com/icb/advance-article/doi/10.1093/icb/icy085/5049469. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy085 Cite
Salin, K., Villasevil, E. M., Anderson, G. J., Auer, S. K., Selman, C., Hartley, R. C., Mullen, W., Chinopoulos, C., & Metcalfe, N. B. (2018). Decreased mitochondrial metabolic requirements in fasting animals carry an oxidative cost. Functional Ecology, 32(9), 2149–2157. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13125 Cite

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