David H. Evansdevans1-150x150

Emeritus Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1967

Research Interests

Comparative, environmental and evolutionary physiology: osmoregulation, especially of fishes. Epithelial transport and its hormonal control; the molecular biology, pharmacology, and physiology of vasoactive hormones (particularly those from the endothelium).

Representative Publications

Evans, D.H. 2015. Marine Biology Down East: The Story of the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Springer, Am. Physiol. Soc. Series, Perspectives in Physiology, 1094 pgs.

Babonis, L.S. and Evans, D.H. 2011. Morphological and biochemical evidence for the evolution of salt glands in snakes. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 160: 400-411.

Babonis, L.S. and Evans. D.H. 2011. Renal responses to salinity change in snakes with and without salt glands. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 2140-2156.

Evans, D.H. 2011. Freshwater Fish Gill Ion Transport: August Krogh to morpholinos and microprobes. Acta physiologica (Oxford, England), 202(3): 349–359.

Evans, D. H., Hyndman, K. A., Cornwell, E., & Buchanan, P. 2011. Urotensin II and its receptor in the killifish gill: regulators of NaCl extrusion. J. Exp. Biol., 214(Pt 23): 3985–3991.

Evans, D.H. 2010.  A brief history of the study of fish osmoregulation: the central role of the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Front. Physio. 1: 13. 10.3389/fphys.2010.00013

German, D.P., Neuberger, D.T., Callahan, M.H., Lizardo, N.R., and Evans, D.H. 2010.  Feast to famine: The effects of food quality and quantity on the gut structure of a detritivorous catfish (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 155: 281-293.

German, D.P., Nagle, B.C., Villeda, J.M., Ruiz, A.M., Thomson, A.W., Balderas, S.C., and Evans, D.H. 2010.  Evolution of herbivory in a carnivorous clade of minnows (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Effects of gut size and digestive physiology. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 83: 1-18.

Hyndman, K.A., Miyamoto, M.M., and Evans, D.H. 2009. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of the endothelin receptor gene family. Mol. Phylogen Evol. 52: 677-687.

Babonis, L.S., Hyndman, K.A., Lillywhite, H.B., and Evans, D.H. 2009. Immunolocalization of Na+/K+-ATPase and Na+/K+/2Cl- cotransporter in the tubular epithelia of sea snake salt glands. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 154: 535-540.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Effects of environmental salinity on gill endothelin receptor expression in the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 152: 58-65.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Short term low-salinity tolerance by the longhorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus. J. Exp. Zool. 311A:45-56.

Evans, D.H. and Claiborne, J.B. 2008. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Fishes. In: Osmotic and Ionic Regulation: Cells and Animals, ed. Evans, D.H., CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 295-366.

Havird, J.C., Miyamoto, M.M., Choe, K.P. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Gene duplications and losses within the cyclooxygenase family of teleosts and other chordates. Mol. Biol. Evol. 25: 2349-2359

Evans, D.H. 2008. Teleost fish osmoregulation: What have we learned since August Krogh, Homer Smith, and Ancel Keys? Am. J. Physiol. Reg. Comp. Integr. Physiol. 295: R704-713.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2007. Endthelin and endothelin converting enzyme-1 in the fish gill: Evolutionary and physiological perspectives. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 4286-4297

Choe, K.P., Edwards, S.L, Claiborne, J.B., and Evans, D.H. 2007. The putative mechanism of Na+ absorption in euryhaline elasmobranchs exists in the gills of the stenohaline marine elasmobranch, Squalus acanthias. Comp. Biochem. Physiol, A 146: 155-162.

Hyndman, K.A., Choe, K.P., Havird, J.C., Rose, R.E., Piermarini, P.M., and Evans, D.H. 2006. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the gill of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., B Biochem Mol Biol 144: 510-519.

Choe, K.P., Havird, J., Rose, R., Hyndman, K., Piermarini, P., and Evans, D.H. 2006. COX2 in a euryhaline teleost, Fundulus heteroclitus: primary sequence, distribution, localization, and potential funchtion in gills during salinity acclimation. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 1696-1708.

Choe, K.P., Kato, A., Hirose, S., Plata, C., Sindic, A., Romero, M.F., Claiborne, J.B., and Evans, D.H. 2005. NHE3 in an ancestral vertebrate: primary sequence, distribution, localization, and function in gills. Am. J. Physiol. 289: R1520-R1534.

Evans, D.H., Piermarini, P.M., and Choe, K.P. 2005. The multifunctional fish gill: Dominant site of gas exchange, osmoregulation, acid-base regulation, and excretion of nitrogenous waste. Physiol. Revs. 85: 97-177.

Contact Information

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