Faculty Highlights

Keith E. Korsmeyer, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS 

Peer-Reviewed

Wilson, S., Yeh, J., Korsmeyer, K. E., & Drazen, J. C. (in press). Metabolism of shallow and deep-sea benthic crustaceans
and echinoderms in Hawaii. Marine Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2230-8

McKenzie, D. J., Steffensen, J. F., Korsmeyer, K., Whiteley, N. M., Bronzi, P., & Taylor, E. W. (2007).
Swimming alters responses to hypoxia in the Adriatic sturgeon Acipenser naccarii. Journal of Fish
Biology, 70(2), 651—658. 

Korsmeyer, K. E., Steffensen, J. F., & Herskin, J. (2002). Energetics of median and paired fin
swimming, body and caudal fin swimming, and gait transition in parrotfish (Scarus schlegeli) and
triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 205(9), 1253—1263.
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Cockell, C. S., Stokes, M. D., & Korsmeyer, K. E. (2000). Overwintering strategies of Antarctic
organisms. Environmental Reviews, 8(1), 1—19.

Shadwick, R. E., Katz, S. L., Korsmeyer, K. E., Knower, T., & Covell, J. W. (1999). Muscle dynamics in
skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis: timing of red muscle shortening in relation to activation and body
curvature during steady swimming. Journal of Experimental Biology, 202(16), 2139—2150.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Shadwick, R. E., & Graham, J. B. (1997). Oxygen transport and
cardiovascular responses to exercise in the yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares. Journal of Experimental
Biology, 200(14), 1987—1997.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Shadwick, R. E., & Graham, J. B. (1997). Heart rate and stroke volume
contributions to cardiac output in swimming yellowfin tuna: response to exercise and temperature.
Journal of Experimental Biology, 200(14), 1975—1986.

Lai, N. C., Korsmeyer, K. E., Katz, S., Holts, D. B., Laughlin, L. M., & Graham, J. B. (1997).
Hemodynamics and blood properties of the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus. Copeia, 1997(2),
424—428.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Dewar, H., Lai, N. C., & Graham, J. B. (1996). The aerobic capacity of tunas:
adaptation for multiple metabolic demands. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 113A(1) 17—
24.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Dewar, H., Lai, N. C., & Graham, J. B. (1996). Tuna aerobic swimming performance:
physiological and environmental limits based on oxygen supply and demand. Comparative
Biochemistry and Physiology, 113B(1), 45—56.

Book Chapters

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Dewar, H. (2001). Tuna metabolism and energetics. In B. A. Block & E. D. Stevens
(Eds.), Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution: Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 35—78.

Graham, J. B., Dewar, H., Lai, N. C., Korsmeyer, K. E., Fields, P. A., Knower, T., Shadwick, R. E.,
Shabetai, R., & Brill, R. W. (1994). Swimming physiology of pelagic fishes. In L. Maddock, Q. Bone, & J.
M. V. Rayner (Eds.), Mechanics and Physiology of Animal Swimming, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press. pp. 63—74.

Undergraduate Student Mentored Publications

Sorenson, L., & Korsmeyer, K. (2007). Examining morphological characteristics of triggerfish: a threedimensional
reconstruction of skeletal and muscular features of Rhinecanthus rectangulus [Electronic
Version]. Journal of Young Investigators, February, 2007. Retrieved from
http://www.jyi.org/research/re.php?id=930

Dissertation

Korsmeyer, K. E. (1996). A study of cardiovascular function in swimming tuna. (Doctoral dissertation).
UC San Diego: California Sea Grant College Program. Retrieved from
http://escholarship.org/uc/item/79j9k8pj

ABSTRACTS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Korsmeyer, K. E. (2011). Development of an automated respirometry system for studies of aquatic
animal bioenergetics. Hawai‘i Pacific University Faculty Scholarship Day, January 20, 2011, Kāne‘ohe,
HI.

Korsmeyer, K. E. (2006). Integrating computer data-acquisition and active learning in a science
laboratory course: results of a new curriculum for comparative animal physiology. Hawai‘i Pacific
University Faculty Scholarship Day, Aug. 31, 2006, Kāne‘ohe, HI.

Brewe, E., & Korsmeyer, K. (2006). From physics to physiology, a spread of curricular reform. Physics
Education Research Conference: Discipline-based Education Research in Other STEM Disciplines, July
26—27, 2006, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Lai, N. C., Korsmeyer, K. E., Holts, D., & Ramon, D. (2003). Metabolic rates of two oceanic
elasmobranchs, the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and the pelagic ray (Dasyatis violacea).
FASEB 17(4) A422.

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Brill, R. W. (2002). Active regulation of brain temperature in yellowfin tuna. The
Power of Comparative Physiology: Evolution, Integration, and Application, Aug. 24—28, 2002, San
Diego, CA. The Physiologist, 45(4), 352.

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Brill, R.W. (2002). Regulation of brain temperature in yellowfin tuna: evidence of
alterations in blood flow. Cardiovascular Physiology of Fish, International Congress on the Biology of
Fish, July 21—25, 2002, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Steffensen, J. F., & Herskin, J. (2000). Energetics of rigid-body, paired-fin
swimming in fishes. Experimental Biology 2000, Society of Experimental Biology Annual Symposium
and Joint International Meeting, July 30—Aug. 3, 2000, Cambridge, England. Comparative
Biochemistry and Physiology, 126/B Suppl. 1, S58.

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Steffensen, J. F. (2000). Enzyme activities in the tissues of three cod species
(Gadidae) from Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. Biology of Polar Fish, The Fisheries Society of the British
Isles, July 24—28, 2000, Cambridge, England.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Steffensen, J. F., & Herskin, J. (1998). Energetics of swimming in parrotfishes
(labriform locomotion) and triggerfishes (balistiform locomotion). Special Adaptations of Tropical Fish,
International Congress on the Biology of Fish, July 24—28, 1998, Towson University, Baltimore MD.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Steffensen, J. F., & Herskin, J. (1998). Energetics of swimming in parrotfishes
(labriform locomotion) and triggerfishes (balistiform locomotion). The Society for Experimental
Biology, Annual Meeting, March 23—27, 1998, York, England.

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Steffensen, J. F. (1997). Aerobic enzyme activities in the tissues of three cod
species (Gadidae) from Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. International Conference of Comparative
Physiology and Biochemistry, Aug. 31—Sept. 5, 1997, Skukuza, South Africa.

Korsmeyer, K. E., & Steffensen, J. F. (1997). Tissue metabolism of three cod species (Gadidae) in Arctic
and sub-Arctic waters. The Society for Experimental Biology, Annual Meeting, April 7—11, 1997,
Canterbury, England.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Dewar, H., Knower, T., Shadwick, R. E., & Graham, J. B. (1995). Oxygen
transport and cardiovascular responses to exercise in yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares).
Physiological Zoology, 68(4), 55.
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Graham, J. B., Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Shadwick, R. E., Knower, T., Dewar, H., & Dickson, K. A.
(1995). Biomechanics, energetics, and physiology of tuna swimming. Physiological Zoology, 68(4), 54.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Dewar, H., Knower, T., Shadwick, R. E., & Graham, J. B. (1994).
Cardiovascular responses to exercise in yellowfin tuna. The Physiologist, 37(5), A-93.

Lai, N. C., Korsmeyer, K. E., Graham, J. B., Shabetai, R., & Ziegler, M. G. (1994). Catecholamine and
potassium ion concentrations in swimming yellowfin tuna. The Physiologist, 37(5), A-93.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Lai, N. C., Knower, T., Dewar, H., Shadwick, R. E., & Graham, J. B. (1993).
Cardiovascular function in swimming yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). American Zoologist, 33(5),
44A.

Knower, T., Shadwick, R. E., Biewener, A. A., Korsmeyer, K., & Graham, J. B. (1993). Direct
measurement of tail tendon forces in swimming tuna. American Zoologist, 33(5), 30A.

Knower, T., Shadwick, R. E., Wardle, C. S., Korsmeyer, K., & Graham, J. B. (1993). The timing of red
muscle activation in swimming tuna. American Zoologist, 33(5), 30A.

Korsmeyer, K. E., Graham, J. B., & Shadwick, R. E. (1992). Cardiac performance in swimming
yellowfin tuna. American Zoologist, 32(5), 57A.

Korsmeyer, K. E. (1991). Acute temperature effects on the heart rates of kelp bass (Paralabrax
clathratus) and spotted sand bass (P. maculatofasciatus). American Zoologist, 31(5), 57A.

GRANTS & AWARDS

HPU Trustee’s Scholarly Endeavors Program, Grant                                                                 
“Development of an Aquatic Respirometry System for Studies of Fish Bioenergetics”

2009

Golden Apple Teaching Award for Reflective Use of Technology, HPU                                     

2008

Teaching Enhancement Grant, HPU                                                                                         
“Integrating Technology and Active-Learning to Improve Science Learning: A New Curriculum for Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratories”

2005

HPU Trustee’s Scholarly Endeavors Program, Grant                                                                
“Metabolic Adaptation to Low Temperatures in Arctic Fishes”

2002

HPU Trustee’s Scholarly Endeavors Program, Grant                                                                
“Continued Studies of Tuna Thermoregulation”

2000

HPU Trustee’s Scholarly Endeavors Program, Grant                                                                
“Control of Thermoregulation in the Yellowfin Tuna”

1999

Danish Program for Visiting Scientists, Postdoctoral Fellowship and Grant                             
Danish Research Academy

1996-1998