Bill Davison

Emeritus ProfessorBill Davison

Fish Physiology
Julius von Haast 228
Internal Phone: 95170


Research Interests

Research interest is the biology of fish: exercise physiology; muscle anatomy and physiology, temperature physiology, temperature effects; salmon biology. Other interests include Antarctic biology.

Recent Publications

  • Kraberger S., Austin C., Farkas K., Desvignes T., Postlethwait JH., Fontenele RS., Schmidlin K., Bradley RW., Warzybok P. and Van Doorslaer K. (2022) Discovery of novel fish papillomaviruses: From the Antarctic to the commercial fish market. Virology 565: 65-72.
  • Montgomery DW., Kwan GT., Davison WG., Finlay J., Berry A., Simpson SD., Engelhard GH., Birchenough SNR., Tresguerres M. and Wilson RW. (2022) Rapid blood acid-base regulation by European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in response to sudden exposure to high environmental CO2. Journal of Experimental Biology 225(2)
  • Flikac T., Cook DG. and Davison W. (2020) The effect of temperature and meal size on the aerobic scope and specific dynamic action of two temperate New Zealand finfish Chrysophrys auratus and Aldrichetta forsteri. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology 190(2): 169-183.
  • Flikac T., Cook DG., Davison W. and Jerrett A. (2020) Seasonal growth dynamics and maximum potential growth rates of Australasian snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) and yellow-eyed mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri). Aquaculture Reports 17
  • Goodrich HR., Bayley M., Birgersson L., Davison WG., Johannsson OE., Kim AB., Le My P., Tinh TH., Thanh PN. and Thanh HDT. (2020) Understanding the gastrointestinal physiology and responses to feeding in air-breathing Anabantiform fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 96(4): 986-1003.