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.

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://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy085 Cite
Hood, W. R., Austad, S. N., Bize, P., Jimenez, A. G., Montooth, K. L., Schulte, P. M., … Salin, K. (2018). The Mitochondrial Contribution to Animal Performance, Adaptation, and Life-History Variation INTRODUCTION. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58(3), 480–485. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy089 Cite
Salin, K., Villasevil, E. M., Anderson, G. J., Auer, S. K., Selman, C., Hartley, R. 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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