Craig R White

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Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Blood pressure increases with body size in mammals
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 69:3221-3. 2015
  2. pmc Standard metabolic rate is associated with gestation duration, but not clutch size, in speckled cockroaches Nauphoeta cinerea
    Natalie G Schimpf
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Biol Open 1:1185-91. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The role of gravity in the evolution of mammalian blood pressure
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 68:901-8. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The repeatability of metabolic rate declines with time
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:1763-5. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Implantation reduces the negative effects of bio-logging devices on birds
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:537-42. 2013
  6. doi request reprint A manipulative test of competing theories for metabolic scaling
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 178:746-54. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Determinants of inter-specific variation in basal metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 183:1-26. 2013
  8. pmc An information-theoretic approach to evaluating the size and temperature dependence of metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3616-21. 2012
  9. pmc Metabolic cold adaptation in fishes occurs at the level of whole animal, mitochondria and enzyme
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1740-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetically informed analysis of the allometry of Mammalian Basal metabolic rate supports neither geometric nor quarter-power scaling
    Craig R White
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:2658-67. 2009

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Publications50

  1. doi request reprint Blood pressure increases with body size in mammals
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 69:3221-3. 2015
    ..Here we take the opportunity to respond to these criticisms. ..
  2. pmc Standard metabolic rate is associated with gestation duration, but not clutch size, in speckled cockroaches Nauphoeta cinerea
    Natalie G Schimpf
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Biol Open 1:1185-91. 2012
    ..Future work should consider longitudinal, ontogenetic as well as selective and quantitative genetic breeding approaches to fully examine the associations between metabolism and fitness...
  3. doi request reprint The role of gravity in the evolution of mammalian blood pressure
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 68:901-8. 2014
    ..This indicates that compensation for the vertical distance above the heart is not perfect and suggests that the pressure required to perfuse the capillaries at the top of the body may decrease in larger species. ..
  4. doi request reprint The repeatability of metabolic rate declines with time
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:1763-5. 2013
    ..Here, we expand on this earlier analysis by including extra data published in the intervening years and demonstrate that the repeatability of metabolic rate decreases as the interval between measurements increases...
  5. doi request reprint Implantation reduces the negative effects of bio-logging devices on birds
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:537-42. 2013
    ..We recommend that studies employing external devices use devices that can be borne for long periods, and, wherever possible, deploy devices in advance of the time period of interest...
  6. doi request reprint A manipulative test of competing theories for metabolic scaling
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 178:746-54. 2011
    ..Uniquely, this model predicts the absolute value of B, emphasizes that there is no single scaling exponent of B, and demonstrates that a single model can explain the variation in B seen in nature...
  7. doi request reprint Determinants of inter-specific variation in basal metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 183:1-26. 2013
    ..Here we review explanations for size-related and mass-independent variation in the BMR of animals, and suggest ways that the various explanations can be evaluated and integrated...
  8. pmc An information-theoretic approach to evaluating the size and temperature dependence of metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3616-21. 2012
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  9. pmc Metabolic cold adaptation in fishes occurs at the level of whole animal, mitochondria and enzyme
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1740-7. 2012
    ..Evolutionary adaptation and thermal plasticity are therefore insufficient to completely overcome the acute thermodynamic effects of temperature, at least in fishes...
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetically informed analysis of the allometry of Mammalian Basal metabolic rate supports neither geometric nor quarter-power scaling
    Craig R White
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:2658-67. 2009
    ..67 or 0.75. Thus, we conclude that no single value of b adequately characterizes the allometric relationship between body mass and BMR...
  11. doi request reprint Pedestrian locomotion energetics and gait characteristics of a diving bird, the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    J Comp Physiol B 178:745-54. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Allometric estimation of metabolic rates in animals
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia 4072
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 158:346-57. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Metabolic rate throughout the annual cycle reveals the demands of an Arctic existence in great cormorants
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham BIS 2TT, United Kingdom
    Ecology 92:475-86. 2011
    ..Our study demonstrates the importance of obtaining accurate measurements of physiology and behavior from free-living animals when attempting to understand their ecology...
  14. pmc Basal metabolic rate of birds is associated with habitat temperature and precipitation, not primary productivity
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:287-93. 2007
    ..Instead, BMR was negatively associated with Ta and Tr, and positively associated with PCV...
  15. pmc When cormorants go fishing: the differing costs of hunting for sedentary and motile prey
    Lewis G Halsey
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Biol Lett 3:574-6. 2007
    ..The period of descent in all the dives undertaken appears to have been more expensive when the birds foraged on sedentary prey, probably due to a higher swimming speed during this period...
  16. doi request reprint Cockroaches that exchange respiratory gases discontinuously survive food and water restriction
    Natalie G Schimpf
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Evolution 66:597-604. 2012
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  17. doi request reprint Reversible brain inactivation induces discontinuous gas exchange in cockroaches
    Philip G D Matthews
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:2012-6. 2013
    ..This demonstrates that DGCs can arise due to a decrease in brain activity and a change in the underlying regulation of gas exchange, and are not necessarily a simple consequence of low respiratory demand...
  18. doi request reprint Balancing the competing requirements of air-breathing and display behaviour during male-male interactions in Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens
    Lesley A Alton
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 164:363-7. 2013
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  19. ncbi request reprint Onshore energetics in penguins: theory, estimation and ecological implications
    Lewis G Halsey
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT UK
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 147:1009-14. 2007
    ..0% of the energy expended whilst ashore. Thus, despite a high instantaneous cost, pedestrian locomotion is a small and possibly negligible component of total energy turnover in king penguins...
  20. pmc A test of the oxidative damage hypothesis for discontinuous gas exchange in the locust Locusta migratoria
    Philip G D Matthews
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:682-4. 2012
    ..These results are consistent with a respiratory control mechanism that functions to satisfy O(2) requirements by maintaining PO(2) above a critical level, not defend against high levels of O(2)...
  21. pmc Visual habitat geometry predicts relative morph abundance in the colour-polymorphic ornate rainbowfish
    Daniel Hancox
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122377. 2013
    ..This visual habitat geometry should increase contrast between the colour signal and background, with large potential to influence the strength of natural and sexual selection in this system...
  22. doi request reprint Estimating physiological tolerances - a comparison of traditional approaches to nonlinear regression techniques
    Dustin J Marshall
    School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:2176-82. 2013
    ..We recommend that future studies make use of NLR to estimate Pc, and also suggest that this approach might be more appropriate for a range of physiological studies that use BSR currently...
  23. doi request reprint Performance correlates of resting metabolic rate in garden skinks Lampropholis delicata
    Lucy Merritt
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 183:663-73. 2013
    ..Whole-animal measures of aerobic capacity and RMR were significantly positively correlated, but mass-independent measures were not. Burst sprinting speed and thermal preference were also not correlated with RMR. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Allometric exponents do not support a universal metabolic allometry
    Craig R White
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Ecology 88:315-23. 2007
    ..The lack of support for a single exponent model suggests that there is no universal metabolic allometry and represents a significant challenge to any model that predicts only a single value of b...
  25. doi request reprint Relations between conspecific density and effects of ultraviolet-b radiation on tadpole size in the striped marsh frog
    Toby Mitchell
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Conserv Biol 26:1112-20. 2012
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  26. pmc Wild geese do not increase flight behaviour prior to migration
    Steven J Portugal
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Biol Lett 8:469-72. 2012
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  27. doi request reprint Acceleration versus heart rate for estimating energy expenditure and speed during locomotion in animals: tests with an easy model species, Homo sapiens
    Lewis G Halsey
    School of Biosciences, Centre for Ornithology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT, UK
    Zoology (Jena) 111:231-41. 2008
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  28. pmc Vision and foraging in cormorants: more like herons than hawks?
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 2:e639. 2007
    ..However, nothing is known of the visual performance of these birds and how this might influence their prey capture technique...
  29. doi request reprint Effect of thermal acclimation on organ mass, tissue respiration, and allometry in Leichhardtian river prawns Macrobrachium tolmerum (Riek, 1951)
    Taryn S Crispin
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 86:470-81. 2013
    ..This reduction in respiration rates of muscle at higher temperatures is evidence of a tissue-specific acclimation response that was not detectable at the whole-animal level...
  30. doi request reprint Cockroaches breathe discontinuously to reduce respiratory water loss
    Natalie G Schimpf
    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4000, Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:2773-80. 2009
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  31. doi request reprint Regulation of gas exchange and haemolymph pH in the cockroach Nauphoeta cinerea
    Philip G D Matthews
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3062-73. 2011
    ..This pattern continues to maintain gas exchange, but with less precision...
  32. doi request reprint Evolution of Plasticity: Mechanistic Link between Development and Reversible Acclimation
    Julian E Beaman
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 31:237-49. 2016
    ..Developmental plasticity is therefore also beneficial when environmental conditions change within generations. Hence, the evolution of reversible acclimation can no longer be viewed as independent from developmental processes. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint Competition in benthic marine invertebrates: the unrecognized role of exploitative competition for oxygen
    Nick Ferguson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, 4079 Brisbane, Australia
    Ecology 94:126-35. 2013
    ..Furthermore, competition for multiple resources (space and oxygen) and trade-offs in competitive ability for each may promote coexistence in this system...
  34. ncbi request reprint Respirometry: anhydrous drierite equilibrates with carbon dioxide and increases washout times
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Physiol Biochem Zool 79:977-80. 2006
    ..When Drierite is exhausted and then recharged according to the manufacturer's instructions, the CO(2) affinity is further reduced, and washout times are less than 60% greater than when no desiccant is used...
  35. doi request reprint Discontinuous gas exchange, water loss, and metabolism in Protaetia cretica (Cetoniinae, Scarabaeidae)
    Philip G D Matthews
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 85:174-82. 2012
    ..Alternatively, the observed reduction in water loss during DGCs may be a side effect of a nonadaptive gas exchange pattern that is elicited during periods of inactivity...
  36. doi request reprint Using light as a lure is an efficient predatory strategy in Arachnocampa flava, an Australian glowworm
    Robyn E Willis
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 181:477-86. 2011
    ..As light production is efficient and the cost of web maintenance is relatively low, the energetic returns associated with continuing to glow may outweigh the costs of continuing to attract prey...
  37. pmc Environmental modulation of metabolic allometry in ornate rainbowfish Rhadinocentrus ornatus
    H Fabian Vaca
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Biol Lett 6:136-8. 2010
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  38. doi request reprint Morphology and burrowing energetics of semi-fossorial skinks (Liopholis spp.)
    Nicholas C Wu
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 218:2416-26. 2015
    ..We conclude that the morphological specialisations of burrowing skinks allow them to construct relatively narrow burrows, thereby reducing NCOB and the total cost of constructing their burrow retreats. ..
  39. doi request reprint Physiological and metabolic consequences of viral infection in Drosophila melanogaster
    Pieter A Arnold
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 216:3350-7. 2013
    ..These findings contribute to developing a mechanistic understanding of how pathologies accumulate and lead to mortality in infected flies. ..
  40. doi request reprint Discontinuous gas exchange in insects: is it all in their heads?
    Philip G D Matthews
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 177:130-4. 2011
    ..We conclude that this pattern results from the thoracic and abdominal ganglia regulating ventilation in the absence of control from higher neural centers, and it is indicative of a sleeplike state...
  41. doi request reprint Influence of elevated temperature on metabolism during aestivation: implications for muscle disuse atrophy
    Karen M Young
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3782-9. 2011
    ..Our data show that the metabolism of C. alboguttata and its skeletal muscles is elevated at higher temperatures during aestivation and that the capacity of the whole animal to actively depress metabolism is impaired at 30°C...
  42. doi request reprint Biofilm history and oxygen availability interact to affect habitat selection in a marine invertebrate
    Marcelo E Lagos
    a School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Biofouling 32:645-55. 2016
    ..It appears that B. neritina larvae integrate cues about current and historical oxygen levels to select the appropriate microhabitat and maximize their fitness. ..
  43. doi request reprint Colder environments did not select for a faster metabolism during experimental evolution of Drosophila melanogaster
    Lesley A Alton
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Evolution 71:145-152. 2017
    ..We conclude that colder or seasonal environments do not necessarily select for a faster metabolism. Rather, other factors besides temperature likely contribute to patterns of metabolic rate over thermal clines in nature...
  44. pmc Why does offspring size affect performance? Integrating metabolic scaling with life-history theory
    Amanda K Pettersen
    School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 282:. 2015
    ..These findings offer a potentially universal explanation for why larger offspring tend to perform better than smaller offspring but studies on other taxa are needed. ..
  45. doi request reprint Estimating monotonic rates from biological data using local linear regression
    Colin Olito
    Centre for Geometric Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
    J Exp Biol . 2017
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  46. doi request reprint Metabolic incentives for dishonest signals of strength in the fiddler crab Uca vomeris
    Candice L Bywater
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 217:2848-50. 2014
    ..Therefore, it seems that metabolic savings could provide a powerful incentive for dishonesty within fiddler crabs. ..
  47. doi request reprint Oxygen-induced plasticity in tracheal morphology and discontinuous gas exchange cycles in cockroaches Nauphoeta cinerea
    Hamish Bartrim
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 184:977-90. 2014
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  48. doi request reprint Metabolic scaling in animals: methods, empirical results, and theoretical explanations
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    Compr Physiol 4:231-56. 2014
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  49. pmc Blood flow to long bones indicates activity metabolism in mammals, reptiles and dinosaurs
    Roger S Seymour
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:451-6. 2012
    ..The simple measurement holds possibilities offers the possibility of assessing other groups of extinct and living vertebrates in relation to body size, behaviour and habitat...
  50. ncbi request reprint Visual fields in flamingos: chick-feeding versus filter-feeding
    Graham R Martin
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 92:351-4. 2005
    ..We propose that chick-feeding may be the ultimate determinant of visual field topography in birds, not feeding ecology...