Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture at UBC Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research (CAER)
phone: 6048226602
phone: 6046666647
fax: 6048226394
BIOL 3325
6270 University Blvd.
(south wing)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


University of British Columbia, PhD, Zoology
University of Gothenburg, Honorary Doctorate
Bath University, BSc, 1st Honours, Biology


  • Integrative and comparative animal physiology–cardiorespiratory dynamics, myocardial oxygen supply, coronary physiology and coronary pathology, blood flow regulation
  • Salmon migratory passage, exercise / handling stress and recovery, aquatic toxicology

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Selected Publications

Stecyk, J.A.W., Farrell, A.P., Vornanen, M. 2017. Na+/K+-ATPase activity in the anoxic turtle (Trachemys scripta) brain at different acclimation temperature. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 206, 11-16.

Rosalind A. Leggatt, Carlo A. Biagi, Dionne Sakhrani, Robert Dominelli, Erika J. Eliason, Anthony P. Farrell, Robert H. Devlin 2017. Fitness component assessments of wild-type and growth hormone transgenic coho salmon reared in seawater mesocosms. Aquaculture 473: 31-42.

Poletto J, Cocherell D, Baird S, Nguyen T, Cabrera-Stagno V, Farrell, AP & Fangue, NA. 2017. Unusual aerobic performance at high temperatures in juvenile Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Conservation Physiol 5: 10.1093/conphys/cow067.

Alderman S, Feng L, Farrell AP, Kennedy CJ & Gillis T. 2017. Effects of diluted bitumen exposure on juvenile sockeye salmon: from cells to performance. Environ Toxicol Chem 136: 354–360.

Cox GK, Brill RW, Bonaro KA & Farrell AP (2017). Determinants of coronary blood flow in the sandbar shark Carcharhinus plumbeus. J Comp Physiol B. 187: 315-327.