Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
(Ecophysiology and Climate Change Biology of Fishes)
Jan 2015 - Present: Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, AIMS, Townsville, Australia
2011 - Dec 2014: Research Scientist, AIMS, Townsville, Australia
2011 - Present: Adjunct Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
2011 - Present: Faculty Associate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2009 - 2011: Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2007 - 2009: Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2005 - 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2002-2005: PhD, Comparative Cardiorespiratory Physiology, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia

1998-2001: BSc (Hons), Comparative Respiratory Physiology, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia

Current Research Activities
My lab utilises physiological measurements to examine aspects of animal biology and conservation. Working primarily with fishes, a key interest is in the capacity and regulation of the cardiorespiratory system when faced with environmental perturbations. This is particularly pertinent in the current era of climate change, where fishes increasingly encounter sub- or supra-optimal conditions of temperature, pH, salinity and oxygen. My lab's research encompasses lab- and field-based physiology, biologging and biotelemetry, with an underlying goal to understand the eco-physiology of fishes and their capacity to adapt to changing climates.
Expert Committees and Boards
Editorial Board, PLoS ONE (2015 - Present)
Editorial Board, Conservation Physiology (2013 - Present)
Editorial Board, ISRN Physiology (2012 - Present)
Review Editor, Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology (2010 - Present)
Over 60 scientific papers in international journals. Some examples are given below.

Cooke SJ, Messmer V, Tobin AJ, Pratchett MS, Clark TD (2014) Refuge-seeking impairments mirror metabolic recovery following fisheries-related stressors in the Spanish flag snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus) on the Great Barrier Reef. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87 136-147.

McLeod IM, Rummer JL, Clark TD, Jones GP, Wenger AS, McCormick MI, Munday PL (2013) Climate change and the performance of larval coral reef fishes: the interaction between temperature and food availability. Conservation Physiology 1: 10.1093/conphys/cot024.

Clark TD, Sandblom E, Jutfelt F (2013) Aerobic scope measurements of fishes in an era of climate change: respirometry, relevance and recommendations. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2771-2782.

Clark TD, Donaldson MR, Drenner SM, Lotto A, Cooke SJ, Hinch SG, Patterson DA, Farrell AP (2012) Physiological benefits of being small in a changing world: responses of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) to an acute thermal challenge and a simulated capture event. PLoS ONE 7: e39079.

Clark TD, Jeffries KM, Hinch SG, Farrell AP (2011) Exceptional aerobic scope and cardiovascular performance of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) may underlie resilience in a warming climate. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 3074-3081.

Eliason EJ, Clark TD, Hague MJ, Hanson LM, Gallagher ZS, Jeffries KM, Gale MK, Patterson DA, Hinch SG, Farrell AP (2011) Differences in thermal tolerance among sockeye salmon populations. Science 332: 109-112.

Clark TD, Rummer JL, Sepulveda CA, Farrell AP, Brauner CJ (2010) Reduced and reversed temperature dependence of blood oxygenation in an ectothermic scombrid fish: implications for the evolution of regional heterothermy? Journal of Comparative Physiology B 180: 73-82.

Clark TD, Taylor BD, Seymour RS, Ellis D, Buchanan J, Fitzgibbon QP, Frappell PB (2008) Moving with the beat: heart rate and visceral temperature of free-swimming and feeding bluefin tuna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 275: 2841-2850.

Clark TD, Sandblom E, Cox GK, Hinch SG, Farrell AP (2008) Circulatory limits to oxygen supply during an acute temperature increase in the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 295: 1631-1639.

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