T G Pottinger


Affiliation: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Country: UK


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    Pottinger T, Rand Weaver M, Sumpter J. Overwinter fasting and re-feeding in rainbow trout: plasma growth hormone and cortisol levels in relation to energy mobilisation. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;136:403-17 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that overwinter fasting may not represent a significant nutritional stressor to rainbow trout and that energy mobilisation during fasting may be achieved without the involvement of GH, cortisol or SL. ..
  2. Pottinger T. A multivariate comparison of the stress response in three salmonid and three cyprinid species: evidence for inter-family differences. J Fish Biol. 2010;76:601-21 pubmed publisher
  3. Strong R, Pereira M, Shore R, Henrys P, Pottinger T. Feather corticosterone content in predatory birds in relation to body condition and hepatic metal concentration. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2015;214:47-55 pubmed publisher
  4. Pottinger T, Matthiessen P. Disruption of the stress response in wastewater treatment works effluent-exposed three-spined sticklebacks persists after translocation to an unpolluted environment. Ecotoxicology. 2016;25:538-47 pubmed publisher
    ..The mechanisms underlying these observations, and the implications for the fitness and resilience of affected populations, requires investigation. ..
  5. Pottinger T, Williams R, Matthiessen P. A comparison of two methods for the assessment of stress axis activity in wild fish in relation to wastewater effluent exposure. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;230-231:29-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Possible factors underlying the disparity between the CRTW and WBIC results are discussed. ..
  6. Pottinger T. Modulation of the stress response in wild fish is associated with variation in dissolved nitrate and nitrite. Environ Pollut. 2017;225:550-558 pubmed publisher
  7. Le Bras Y, Dechamp N, Krieg F, Filangi O, Guyomard R, Boussaha M, et al. Detection of QTL with effects on osmoregulation capacities in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). BMC Genet. 2011;12:46 pubmed publisher
    ..The results pave the way for further deciphering of the complex regulatory mechanisms underlying seawater adaptation and genes involved in osmoregulatory physiology in rainbow trout and other euryhaline fishes. ..
  8. Pottinger T, Cook A, Jürgens M, Rhodes G, Katsiadaki I, Balaam J, et al. Effects of sewage effluent remediation on body size, somatic RNA: DNA ratio, and markers of chemical exposure in three-spined sticklebacks. Environ Int. 2011;37:158-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Ray suggest that there may be factors in good quality secondary treated sewage effluent which can adversely influence the performance of fish populations, directly or indirectly, and which can be removed by tertiary treatment. ..
  9. Pottinger T, Henrys P, Williams R, Matthiessen P. The stress response of three-spined sticklebacks is modified in proportion to effluent exposure downstream of wastewater treatment works. Aquat Toxicol. 2013;126:382-92 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide the first indication that modulation of the stress axis in fish by anthropogenic factors might be widespread and of greater significance than hitherto assumed. ..

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  1. Pottinger T, Cook A, Jürgens M, Sebire M, Henrys P, Katsiadaki I, et al. Indices of stress in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus in relation to extreme weather events and exposure to wastewater effluent. J Fish Biol. 2011;79:256-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The magnitude of these effects may be increased by exposure to both stressors concurrently. ..