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Since the last update, many papers have been published by our group. Topics include cold tolerance in insects and upper thermal tolerance in ectotherms


Overgaard, J. and MacMillan, H.A. (2017) The integrative physiology of insect chill tolerance. Annual Reviews in Physiology 79:187-208

Can be found HERE

Jensen, D.L., Overgaard, J., Wang, T., Gesser, H. and Malte, H. (2017). Temperature effects on aerobic scope and cardiac performance of European perch (Perca fluviatilis). Journal of Thermal Biology 68, 162-169.

Can be found HERE

Jørgensen, L.B. MacMillan, H.A. and Overgaard, J. (2017). Cold mortality is not caused by oxygen limitation or loss of ion homeostasis in the tropical freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Cryobiology 76, 146-149

Can he found HERE

Andersen, M.K., Jensen, S.O. and Overgaard, J. (2017) Physiological correlates of chill susceptibility in Lepidoptera. Journal of Insect Physiology 98, 317-326

Can be found HERE

Messamah, B., Malte, H., Loeschcke, V., Kellermann, V. and Overgaard, J. (2017) Metabolic cold adaptation contributes little to the interspecific variation in metabolic rates of 65 species of Drosophilidae. Journal of Insect Physiology 98, 309-316

Can be found HERE

Andersen, M.K., Folkersen, R., MacMillan, H.A., Overgaard, J. (2017) Cold acclimation improves chill tolerance in the migratory locust through preservation of ion balance and membrane potential. Journal of Experimental Biology 220, 487-496

Can be found HERE

Sørensen, J.G., Kristensen, T.N. and Overgaard, J. (2016) Evolutionary and ecological patterns of thermal plasticity in Drosophila: Is it important for keeping up with climate change? Current Opinions in Insect Science 17, 98-104

Can be found HERE

Olsson, T., MacMillan, H.A., Nyberg, N., Stærk, D., Malmendal, A. and Overgaard, J. (2016) Hemolymph metabolites and osmolality are tightly linked to cold tolerance of Drosophila species: a comparative study. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 2504-2513

Can be found HERE

Dohn, N.B., Fago, A., Overgaard, J., Madsen, P.T. and Malte, H. (2016). Students’ motivation toward laboratory work in physiology teaching. Advances in Physiological Education 40: 313-318.

Can be found HERE

Rohde, P.D., Krag, K., Loeschcke, V., Overgaard, J., Sørensen, P. and Kristensen, T.N. (2016). A quantitative genomic approach for analysis of fitness and stress related traits in a Drosophila model population. International Journal of Genomics. 2016, Article ID 2157494

Can be found HERE

Findsen, A., Overgaard, J., and Pedersen. (2016) T.H. Reduced L-type Ca2+ current and compromised excitability induce loss of skeletal muscle function during acute cooling in locust. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:2340-2348

Can be found HERE

Vanthournout, B., Greve, M., Madsen, A., Bechsgaard, J., Overgaard, J., Bilde, T. (2016). Benefits of group living include increased feeding efficiency and lower mass loss during desiccation in the social and inbreeding spider Stegodyphus dumicola. Frontiers in Physiology

Can be found HERE

Verberk, W.C.E.P., Overgaard, J., Ern, R., Bayley, M., Wang, T., Boardman, L., and Terblanche, J.S. (2016) Does oxygen limit thermal tolerance in arthropods? A critical review of current evidence. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 192: 64–78

Can be found HERE