Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021-01-01 Comparative morphology of the spinal cord and associated vasculature in shallow versus deep diversJournal of Morphology.  282:1415–1431. 2021-01-01
2021-01-01 Lipid signature of central nervous system tissues of marine and terrestrial mammals: consistency across species and habitatsJournal of Comparative Physiology B2021-01-01
2020-01-01 Fatty acid composition and N2 solubility in triacylglycerol-rich adipose tissue: the likely importance of intact molecular structureJournal of Experimental Biology.  223. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Lipids of lung and lung fat emboli of the toothed whales (Odontoceti)Scientific Reports.  10. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Microvessel density, lipid chemistry and N2 solubility in human and pig adipose tissueUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  47:1-12. 2020-01-01
2019-01-01 Advances in research to understand the impact of antisubmarine sonar on beaked whalesProc. R. Soc. B.  286. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 The density of odontocete integument depends on blubber lipid composition and temperatureMarine Mammal Science.  35:595-616. 2019-01-01
2018-01-01 Effects of age, sex, colony and breeding phase on marine space use by Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis in the South AtlanticMarine Biology.  165. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 Function and evolution of specialized endogenous lipids in toothed whalesJournal of Experimental Biology.  221. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 Microvascular characteristics of the acoustic fats of odontocetes: a comparison between deep- and shallow-diving speciesJournal of Morphology.  279:458-471. 2018-01-01
2017-01-01 Lipid composition and thermal properties of the blubber of Gervais’ beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) across ontogenyMarine Mammal Science Early View2017-01-01
2016-05-01 Seasonal physiological dynamics of maturing female southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma).Conservation Physiology.  4:1-12. 2016-05-01
2016-01-01 Endangered Right Whales Enhance Primary Productivity in the Bay of FundyPLoS ONE.  11. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Exploring cause of death, human interaction and body condition in stranded loggerhead sea turtlesMarine Ecology Progress Series.  555:221-234. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Impact of Environment and Ontogeny on Relative Fecundity and Egg Quality of Female Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from Four Sites in Northern Chesapeake BayBiological Bulletin.  231:185-198. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Loggerhead turtle killed by vessel and fishery interaction in Virginia, USA, are healthy prior to death.Marine Ecology Progress Series.  555:221-234. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Ontogenetic allometry and body composition of the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from the U.S. mid-AtlanticMarine Mammal Science.  32:86–121. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Ontogenetic allometry and body composition of the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from the U.S. mid-Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science.Marine Mammal Science.  32:86–121. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Seasonal physiological dynamics of maturing female southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)Conservation Physiology2016-01-01
2015-08-01 Nitrogen solubility in odontocete blubber and mandibular fats in relation to lipid composition.Journal of Experimental Biology.  218:2620-2630.. 2015-08-01
2015-03-01 Maternal and environmental influences on fecundity and embryo quality in the American lobster (Homarus americanus).Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences..  72:352-363. 2015-03-01
2015-01-01 Environmental predictors and temporal patterns of basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) occurrence in the lower Bay of Fundy, Canada.Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  465:24–32. 2015-01-01
2015-01-01 Maternal and environmental influences on fecundity and embryo quality in the American lobster (Homarus americanus)Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  72:352-363. 2015-01-01
2015-01-01 Morphology of the nasal apparatus in pygmy (Kogia breviceps) and dwarf (K. sima) sperm whalesAnatomical Record.  298:1301–1326. 2015-01-01
2015-01-01 Nitrogen solubility in odontocete blubber and mandibular fats in relation to lipid compositionJournal of Experimental Biology.  218:2620-2630. 2015-01-01
2014-07-01 Rapid sub-surface ocean warming in the Bay of Fundy as measured by free-swimming basking sharks.Oceanography.  27:14-16. 2014-07-01
2014-01-01 Characterization of lipids in adipose depots associated with minke and fin whale ears: comparison with "acoustic fats" of toothed whalesMarine Mammal Science2014-01-01
2014-01-01 Population density and abundance of basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) in the lower Bay of Fundy, Canada.Endangered Species Research2014-01-01
2014-01-01 Population density and abundance of basking sharks in the lower Bay of Fundy, CanadaEndangered Species Research.  23:177-185. 2014-01-01
2014-01-01 Rapid sub-surface ocean warming in the Bay of Fundy as measured by free-swimming basking sharksOceanography.  27:14-16. 2014-01-01
2013-01-01 Seasonal variation in the spatial distribution of basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) in the lower Bay of Fundy, CanadaPLOS One2013-01-01
2013-01-01 The Distribution and Stratification of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Fatty Acids in Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) BlubberScience of the total environment2013-01-01
2013-01-01 Variation in egg quality in blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, from North Carolina: does female size matter?Journal of Crustacean Biology2013-01-01
2012-11-01 Lipid class and depth-specific thermal properties in the blubber of two species of odontocete cetaceans, the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps).Journal of Experimental Biology.  215:4330-4339. 2012-11-01
2012-11-01 Solubility of nitrogen in marine mammal blubber depends on its lipid compositionJournal of Experimental Biology2012-11-01
2012-08-01 Microvascular patterns in the blubber of shallow and deep diving Odontocetes.Journal of Morphology.  273:932-42. 2012-08-01
2012-01-01 Physiological constraints and the influence of diet on fatty acids in the yolk of gentoo penguins, Pygoscelis papuaJournal of Comparative Physiology B.  online Epub. 2012-01-01
2011-01-01 Variation in the nutritional quality of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) from the Bay of Fundy, Canada: implications of a variable prey base.Fisheries Bulletin.  109:113-122. 2011-01-01
2010-01-01 Inter-annual variability in diets of non-breeding pelagic seabirds (Puffinus sp.) at migratory staging areas: evidence from stable isotopes and fatty acids.Marine ecology progress series.  419:267-282. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 New hoop-net techniques for capturing birds at sea and comparison with other capture methods.Marine Ornithology..  38:23-29. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Propagation of narrow-band-high-frequency clicks: Measured and modeled transmission loss of porpoise-like clicks in porpoise habitats.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  127:560-567. 2010-01-01
2009-03-01 Metabolism of ingested lipids by North Atlantic right whalesEndangered Species Research.  6:259-271. 2009-03-01
2009-01-01 Distribution and development of the highly specialized lipids in the sound reception systems of dolphins.Journal of Comparative Physiology B2009-01-01
2009-01-01 Life history constrains biochemical development in the highly specialized Odontocete echolocation system.Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B.  275:2327-2334. 2009-01-01

Chapter

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2018-01-01 Blubber.  Academic Press/Elsevier. 107-110. 2018-01-01

Presentations

Research Overview

  • Physiological ecology of marine animals. Using lipid analyses to study the health, conservation, reproduction, metabolism and evolution of animals, as well as special adaptations
  • Investigator On

  • Collaborative partnership between fishermen and scientists to predict use of critical habitat by right whales. 2020-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Meeting at the Table - Interconnecting Food, Chemistry, Technology, Biology and our Community 2021-08-01 - 2022-05-01
  • Monitoring changes in zooplankton community structure and water temperatures in the Bay of Fundy 2019-07-01 - 2020-03-01
  • composition and nitrogen solubility of the spinal cord and brain: comparisons between diving and terrestrial mammals to provide insight into Type II DCS 2017-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Assessment of zooplankton abundance and energy density in the Bay of Fundy; possible impacts on right whales and other species. 2018-07-01 - 2019-03-01
  • Measuring water temperature in the Bay of Fundy: assessing impacts of climate change on the ecosystem, Year 2 2017-07-01 - 2018-07-01
  • Infrastructure Support for Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station 2014-11-01 - 2017-10-01
  • Support for marine conservation in the Bay of Fundy 2017-06-01 - 2017-09-01
  • Measuring water temperature in the Bay of Fundy: assessing impacts of climate change on the ecosystem 2016-07-01 - 2017-06-01
  • Measuring water temperature in the Bay of Fundy: assessing potential biological impacts of climate change – year 2 2016-04-01 - 2017-03-01
  • Purchase of equipment to support Koopman lab 2016-07-01 - 2017-01-01
  • Diving behaviour and risk of ship strikes to basking sharks 2015-06-01 - 2016-12-01
  • Support for marine conservation in the Bay of Fundy 2016-03-01 - 2016-09-01
  • support for marine conservation in the Bay of Fundy 2016-03-01 - 2016-09-01
  • Detection of glucose transporters in dolphin tissues 2016-04-01 - 2016-08-01
  • Cell structure and metabolic rate: Balancing functional demands and maintenance costs in fishes 2016-03-01 - 2016-06-01
  • Quantifying trophic dynamics of non-native catfish in the Cape Fear River to assess predatory impact on anadromous and native fishes 2015-12-01 - 2016-06-01
  • Monitoring the movements of basking sharks in the Bay of Fundy to assess ship strike risk 2015-07-01 - 2016-06-01
  • Do zooplankton in the Bay of Fundy exhibit lower energy density with warming temperatures? Potential effects for right whales, basking sharks, and other planktivores 2016-04-01 - 2016-03-01
  • Monitoring water temperatures from surface to the bottom in the Bay of Fundy 2015-06-01 - 2016-03-01
  • Measuring water temperature in the Bay of Fundy: assessing potential biological impacts of climate change 2015-04-01 - 2016-03-01
  • Equipment for solvent dispensing 2016-01-01
  • Protecting Canada's Elusive Giants 2013-05-01 - 2014-04-01
  • Critical habitat and migration patterns of Canadian 2011-08-01 - 2012-08-01
  • Enhancement of animal physiology laboratory 2011-01-01 - 2012-01-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Animal physiology at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Full Name

  • Heather N Koopman