Publications

Gerry SP, Vogelzang M*, Ascher J* and Ellerby DJ (2012). Variation in the diet and feeding morphology of polyphenic bluegill sunfish. In press, Journal of Fish Biology. 

Gerry SP, Robbins A* and Ellerby DJ (2012). Variation in fast-start performance within a polyphenic population of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85, 694-703.

Ellerby DJ and Herskin J (2012). Design and application of swimming flumes for fish physiological and behavioral research. In Swimming Physiology of Fish. (A Palstra and J Planas, Eds.) Springer.

Ellerby DJ and Gerry SP (2012). Serotonin as an integrator of leech behavior and muscle mechanical performance.  Zoology 155, 255-260.

Ellerby DJ and Gerry SP (2011). Sympatric divergence and performance trade-offs of bluegill ecomorphs. Evolutionary Biology 38, 422-433.

Carr JA, Ellerby DJ and Marsh RL (2011). Differential segmental strain during active lengthening in a large biarticular thigh muscle during running. J. Exp. Biol. 214, 3386-3395.

Carr JA, Ellerby DJ, Rubenson, J and Marsh RL (2011). Mechanisms producing coordinated function across the breadth of a large biarticular thigh muscle. J. Exp. Biol. 214, 3396-3404.

Carr JA, Ellerby DJ and Marsh RL (2011). Dual function of a large biarticular hip and knee extensor during walking and running in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J. Exp. Biol. 214, 3405-3413.

Petersen AM, Chin W*, Feilich KL*, Jung G*, Quist J*, Wang J* and Ellerby DJ (2011). Leeches run hot, then cold. Biology Letters 7, 941-943.

Gerry SP and Ellerby DJ (2011). Serotonin modulates muscle function in the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana. Biology Letters 7, 885-888.

Gerry SP, Wang J* and Ellerby DJ (2011). A new approach to quantifying morphological variation in bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Journal of Fish Biology 78, 1023-1034.

Ellerby DJ (2011). Undulatory swimming In: Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment. Ed. AP Farrell. Elsevier.

Hayashi M*, Gerry SP and Ellerby DJ (2010). The seed dispersal catapult of Cardamine parviflora is efficient but unreliable. Am. J. Bot. 97, 1-7.

Ellerby DJ (2010). How efficient is a fish? J. Exp. Biol. 213, 3765-3767.

Ellerby DJ and Marsh RL (2010). The mechanical function of linked muscles in the guinea fowl hind limb. J. Exp. Biol. 213, 2201-2208.

Hayashi M*, Feilich KL* and Ellerby DJ (2009). The mechanics of explosive seed dispersal in orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). J. Exp. Bot. 60, 2045-2053

Lim SM* and Ellerby DJ (2009). The effects of acute temperature change on cost of transport at maximal labriform speed in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus, Raf.). J. Fish. Biol75, 938-943

Claflin SB*, Pien CL*, Rangel EN*, Utz KE*, Walther HV*, Wright AN* and Ellerby DJ (2009). Effects of feeding on medicinal leech swimming performance. J. Zool. (Lond.) 277, 241-247.

Jones EA*, Jong A* and Ellerby DJ (2008). Temperature effects on gait transitions in bluegill sunfish. J. Exp. Biol. 211, 1386-1393.

Kendall J*, Jones EA*, Lucey K* and Ellerby DJ (2007). Energetic and mechanical factors driving gait transitions in bluegill sunfish. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 4265-4271.

Ellerby DJ, Askew GN (2007). Modulation of pectoralis muscle function in budgerigars (Melopsitaccus undulatus) and zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in response to changing flight speed  J. Exp. Biol. 210, 3789-3797.

Ellerby DJ, Askew GN (2007). Modulation of flight muscle power output in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) and zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): in vitro muscle performance. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 3780-3788.

Jones EA*, Lucey K* and Ellerby DJ (2007). The efficiency of labriform swimming in bluegill sunfish. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 3422-3429.

Askew GN, Ellerby DJ (2007). The mechanical power requirements of avian flight. Biology Letters 3, 445-448.

Marsh RL, Ellerby DJ. (2006). Partitioning locomotor energy use among and within muscles - Muscle blood flow as a measure of muscle oxygen consumption . J. Exp. Biol. 209, 2385-2394.

Marsh RL, Ellerby DJ, Henry HT, and Rubenson, J. (2006). The energetic costs of trunk and distal-limb loading during walking and running in guinea fowl Numida meleagris I. Organismal metabolism and biomechanics. J. Exp. Biol. 209, 2050-2063.

Ellerby DJ, Marsh RL. (2006). The energetic costs of trunk and distal-limb loading during walking and running in guinea fowl Numida meleagris II. Muscle energy use as indicated by blood flow. J. Exp. Biol. 209, 2064-2075.

HT, Ellerby DJ, Marsh RL (2005). Performance of guinea fowl Numida meleagris during jumping requires storage and release of elastic energy. J. Exp. Biol. 208, 3293-3302.

Ellerby DJ, Henry HT, Carr JA, Buchanan CI, Marsh RL. (2005). Blood flow in guinea fowl Numida meleagris as an indicator of energy expenditure by individual muscles during walking and running. J. Physiol, (London) 564, 631-648.

Wagner H, Siebert T, Ellerby DJ, Marsh RL (2005). ISOFIT: a model-based method to measure muscle-tendon properties simultaneously. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 4, 10-19.

Marsh RL, Ellerby DJ, Carr JA, Henry HT, Buchanan CI (2004). Partitioning the energetics of walking and running: Swinging the limbs is expensive. Science 303, 80-83.

Ellerby DJ, Cleary ME*, Marsh RL, Buchanan CI (2003). Measurement of maximum oxygen consumption in guinea fowl Numida meleagris indicates that birds and mammals display a similar diversity of aerobic scopes during running. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 76, 695-703.

Ellerby DJ, Spierts ILY, Altringham JD (2001). Fast muscle function in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) during aquatic and terrestrial locomotion. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 2231-2238.

Ellerby DJ, Altringham JD (2001). Spatial variation in fast muscle function of the rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss during fast-starts and sprinting. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 2239-2250.

Ellerby DJ, Spierts ILY, Altringham JD (2001). Slow muscle power output of yellow- and silver-phase European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.): Changes in muscle performance prior to migration. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 1369-1379.

Ellerby DJ, Altringham JD, Williams T, Block BA (2000). Slow muscle function of Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis) during steady swimming. J. Exp. Biol. 203, 2001-2013.

Altringham JD, Ellerby DJ (1999). Fish swimming: Patterns in muscle function. J. Exp. Biol. 202, 3397-3403.

Ellerby DJ, Ennos AR (1998). Resistances to fluid flow of model xylem vessels with simple and scalariform perforation plates. J. Exp. Bot. 49, 979-985.

*undergraduate authors

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