Stillman Lab Publications



mageArmstrong, E.J., J.N. Roa, J.H. Stillman and M. Tresguerres. 2018. Symbiont photosynthesis in giant clams is promoted by V-type H+-ATPase from host cells. J. Exp. Biol. 221: DOI: 10.1242/jeb.177220 in press

mageHill, R.W., E.J. ArmstrongPhD, K. Inaba, M. Morita, M. Tresguerres, J.H. Stillman, J.N. Roa and G.T. Kwan. 2018. Acid secretion by the boring organ of the burrowing giant clam, Tridacna crocea. Biology Letters. 14: 20180047.

mageOwens, M.T., G. Trujillo, S.B. Seidel, C.D. Harrison, and ~60 others. 2018. Collectively Improving Our Teaching: Attempting Biology Department-wide Professional Development in Scientific Teaching. CBE: Life Sciences Education. March 1; 17(1):ar2.


mageGunderson, A.R., B. Tsukimura and J.H. Stillman. 2017. Indirect effects of global change: from physiological and behavioral mechanisms to ecological consequences.  Int. Comp. Biol. In Press. doi: 10.1093/icb/icx056 

mageGunderson, A.R., E. King, K. Boyer, B. Tsukimura and J.H. Stillman. 2017. Species as stressors: heterospecific interactions and the cellular stress response under global change.  Int. Comp. Biol. In Press doi:10.1093/icb/icx019.

mageArmstrong, E.J., T. Allen, M. Beltrand, V. Dubousquet, J.H. Stillman, S.C. Mills. 2017. High pCO₂ and Elevated Temperature Reduce Survival and Alter Development in Early Life Stages of the Tropical Sea Hare Stylocheilus striatusMarine Biology. 164:107,doi: 10.1007/s00227-01703133-x. 

mageGunderson, A.R., M.E. Dillon, and J.H. Stillman. 2017. Estimating the benefits of plasticity in ectotherm heat tolerance under natural thermal variability. Functional Ecology 31: 1529-1539, doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12874. 

mageOwens, MT*, Seidel, SB*, Wong, M*, and ~60 others. 2017. Classroom Sound Can Be Used To Classify Teaching Practices in College Science Courses, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(12): 3085-3090. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1618693114  *these authors contributed equally 


magePage, T. , S. Worthington, P. Calosi and JH Stillman. 2016. Effects of elevated pCO2 on crab survival and exoskeleton composition depend on shell function and species distribution: a comparative analysis of carapace and claw mineralogy across four porcelain crab species from different habitats.  ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw196.

mageMykles, D.J., K.G. Burnett, D.S. Durica, B.L. Joyce, F.M. McCarthy, C.J. Schmidt and J.H. Stillman. 2016. Resources and recommendations for using transcriptomics to address grand challenges in comparative biology.  Int. Comp. Biol. Doi: 10.1093/icb/icw083

mageMykles, D.L., K.G. Burnett, D.S. Durica and J.H. Stillman. 2016. Tapping the power of crustacean transcriptomics to address grand challenges in comparative biology: An introduction to the symposium.  Int. Comp. Biol. Doi: 10.1093/icb/icw116

mageArmstrong, E.J. and J.H. Stillman. 2016.Construction and Characterization of Two Novel Transcriptome Assemblies in the Congeneric Porcelain Crabs Petrolisthes cinctipes and P. manimaculis. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icw043

mageWilliams CM, LB Buckley, KS Sheldon, M Vickers, H-O Portner, W.W. Dowd, AR Gunderson, KE Marshall, JH Stillman. 2016. Biological impacts of thermal extremes: mechanisms and costs of functional responses matter. Int. Comp. Biol. doi:10.1093/icb/icw013

mageGunderson, A.R., E.J. Armstrong, and J.H. Stillman. 2016. Multiple Stressors in a Changing World: The Need for an Improved Perspective on Physiological Responses to the Dynamic Marine Environment Annual Review of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-033953


mageGunderson, A.R. and J.H. Stillman. 2015. Plasticity in thermal tolerance has limited potential to buffer ectotherms from global warming. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20150401.

mageBjelde, B.E., N.A. Miller, J.H. Stillman and A.E. Todgham. 2015. The role of oxygen in determining upper thermal limits in Lottia digitalis under air exposure and submersion. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 88(5):483–493.

mageStillman, J.H. and A.W Paganini. 2015. Biochemical adaptation to ocean acidification. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 1946-1955 doi:10.1242/jeb.115584

mage Martz, T.R., K. Daly, R.H. Byrne, J. Stillman, and D. Turk. 2015. Technology for ocean acidification research: Needs and availability. Oceanography 28(2): 40–47.

mageDiner, R.E., I. Benner I, U. Passow, T. Komada, E.J Carpenter, J.H. Stillman. 2015. Negative effects of ocean acidification on calcification vary within the coccolithophore genus Calcidiscus. Mar Biol. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2669-x

mageGarland, MA, J.H. Stillman, L. Tomanek. 2015. The proteomic response of cheliped myofibril tissue in the eurythermal porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes to heat shock following acclimation to daily temperature fluctuations. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 388-403 doi:10.1242/jeb.112250

mageStillman, JH and DA Hurt. 2015. Chapter 13: Crustacean Genomics and Functional Genomic Responses to Environmental Stress and Infection. in Natural History of the Crustacea, Vol. 4. ES Chang and M Thiel Eds. Oxford Univ. Press

mageStillman JH and EA Armstrong. 2015. Genomics are transforming our understanding of responses to climate change.  Bioscience 10.1093/biosci/biu219.


mageGunderson, A. and J.H. Stillman. 2014. Classics: An affinity for biochemical adaptation to temperature.  J. Exp. Biol. 217: 4273-4274.

magemagePaganini, A.W., N.A. Miller, J.H. Stillman. Temperature and acidification variability reduce physiological performance in the intertidal zone porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes. J. Exp. Biol. 217, 3974-3980


mageSunday, J.M., P. Calosi, S. Dupont, P.L. Munday, J.H. Stillman, T.B.H. Reusch. Evolution in an Acidifying Ocean. TREE: 117-125

mageLeignel, V., J.H. Stillman, S. Baringou, R. Thabet & I. Metais. Overview on the European green crab Carcinus spp. (Portunidae, Decapoda), one of the most famous marine invaders and ecotoxicological models. Environ Sci Pollut Res 21:9129–9144

mageMiller, N.A., Chen, X. and J.H. Stillman. Metabolic physiology of the invasive clam, Potamocorbula amurensis: The interactive role of temperature, salinity, and food availability. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091064


mageTodgham, A.E. and J.H. Stillman. 2013. Physiological Responses to Shifts in Multiple Environmental Stressors: Relevance in a Changing World. Int. Comp. Biol. 53: 539-544.

mageBenner, I., R.E. Diner MS, S.C. Lefebvre, D.Li MS, T. Komada, E.J Carpenter, J.H. Stillman. 2013. Emiliania huxleyi increases calcification but not expression of calcification- related genes in long-term exposure to elevated temperature and pCO2. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B 368: 20130049.

mageCeballos, L.O., H.A. Carter, N. Miller and J.H. Stillman. 2013. Effects of ocean acidification on early life-history stages of the intertidal porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes . J. Exp. Biol. 216: 1405-1411 (inside JEB featured article)

mageCarter H.A., L.O. Ceballos, N. Miller and J.H. Stillman. 2013. Impact of ocean acidification on the metabolism and energetics of early life stages in the intertidal porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 1412-1422 (inside JEB featured article)

mageMiller, N.A. and J.H. Stillman. 2013. Seasonal and spatial variation in the energetics of the invasive clam Corbula amurensis in the upper San Francisco Estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 476: 129-139.

mageMiller, N.A., A.W. Paganini and J.H. Stillman. 2013. Differential thermal tolerance and energetic trajectories during ontogeny in porcelain crabs, genus Petrolisthes. Journal of Thermal Biology 38: 79-85.


mageRonges, D, J.P. Walsh, B.J. Sinclair, and J.H. Stillman. 2012. Membrane composition and gene expression during the first day of thermal acclimation in the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 1824-1836.

mageMiller, N, and J.H. Stillman. 2012. Physiological optima and critical limits. Nature Education Knowledge. 3(5): 1

mageChen, X., and J.H. Stillman. 2012. Multigenerational analysis of temperature and salinity variability: affects on metabolic rate, generation time, and acute thermal and salinity tolerance in Daphnia pulex. Journal of Thermal Biology. 37(3): 185-194

mageMiller, N, and JH Stillman. 2012. Diversity and plasticity of neuronal thermal performance in porcelain crabs, genus Petrolisthes. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 85: 29-39.


magemageLefebvre, S.C., I. Benner, J.H. Stillman, A.E. Parker, M.K. Drake, P.E. Rossignol, K.M. Okimura, T. Komada, E.J. Carpenter. 2011. Nitrogen source and pCO2 synergistically affect carbon allocation, growth and morphology of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi: potential implications of ocean acidification for the carbon cycle. Global Change Biology. 18: 493-503. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02575.x

mageCayenne, A.P., B. Gabert, J.H. Stillman. 2011. Identification of proteins interacting with lactate dehydrogenase in claw muscle of the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. doi:10.1016/j.cbd.2011.09.002

mageStillman, J.H., M. Denny, D.K. Padilla, M.H. Wake, S. Patek, B. Tsukimura. 2011. Grand Opportunities: Strategies for Addressing Grand Challenges in Organismal Animal Biology. Int. Comp. Biol. doi: 10.1093/icb/icr052

mageDorgan K.M., S. Lefebvre, J.H. Stillman, M.A.R. Koehl. 2011. Energetics of burrowing by the cirratulid polychaete, cirriformia moorei. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 2202-2214.


magePaganini A, W.J. Kimmerer, J.H. Stillman. 2010. Metabolic responses to environmental salinity in the invasive clam Corbula amurensis. Aquatic Biology. 11: 139-147.

mageMcGaw, I.J., J.H. Stillman. 2010. Cardiovascular system of the Majidae (Crustacea: Decapoda). Arthropod Structure & Development. 39: 340-349.

mageRais, A, N. Miller, J.H. Stillman. 2010. No evidence for homeoviscous adaptation in intertidal snails: analysis of membrane fluidity during thermal acclimation, thermal acclimatization, and across thermal microhabitats. Marine Biology. 157: 2407-2414.

mageMykles,D.L., C.K. Ghalambor, J.H. Stillman, and L. Tomanek. 2010. Grand Challenges in Comparative Physiology: Integration Across Disciplines and Across Levels of Biological Organization. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 50(1): 6-16.

mageBarshis, D.J., J.H. Stillman, R.D. Gates, R.J. Toonen, L.W. Smith*, and C. Birkeland. 2010. Protein expression and genetic structure of the coral Porites lobata in an environmentally extreme Samoan back reef: does host genotype limit phenotypic plasticity? Molecular Ecology 19 (8): 1705 - 1720.

imageTagmount, A, M. Wang, E. Lindquist, Y. Tanaka, K.S. Teranishi, S.Sunagawa, M. Wong and J.H. Stillman. 2010. The Porcelain Crab Transcriptome and PCAD the Porcelain Crab Microarray and Sequence Database. PLoS ONE:


mageStillman, J.H. and A. Tagmount. 2009. Seasonal and latitudinal acclimatization of cardiac transcriptome responses to thermal stress in porcelain crabs, Petrolisthes cinctipes. Molecular Ecology. 18: 4206-4226.

mageGaston,K.J., S.L. Chown, P. Calosi, J. Bernardo, D.T. Bilton, A. Clarke, S. Clusella-Trullas, C.K. Ghalambor, M. Konarzewski, L.S. Peck, W.P. Porter, H.O. Pörtner, E.L. Rezende, P.M. Schulte, J.I. Spicer, J.Stillman, J.S. Terblanche and M. van Kleunen. 2009. Macrophysiology: A Conceptual Re-unification. American Naturalist. 174: 595-612.


Stillman, J.H., J.K. Colbourne, C.E. Lee, N.H. Patel, M.R. Phillips, D.W. Towle, B.D. Eads, G.W. Gelembuik, R.P. Henry, E.A. Johnson, M.E. Pfrender, N.B. Terwilliger. 2008. Recent advances in crustacean genomics. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 48: 852-868

DeSalvo, M.K., C.R. Voolstra, J.A. Schwarz, J.H. Stillman, M.A. Coffroth, A.M. Szmant, M. Medina. 2008. Differential gene expression during thermal stress and bleaching in the Caribbean coral Montastrea faveolata. Molecular Ecology. 17: 3952-3971. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03879.x

Cristescu, M.E., D.J. Innes, J.H. Stillman and T.J. Crease. 2008. D- and L-lactate dehydrogenases during invertebrate evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8: 268


Teranishi, K.S. and J.H. Stillman. 2007. A cDNA microarray analysis of the response to heat stress in hepatopancreas tissue of the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 2: 53-62.


Stillman, J.H., K.S. Teranishi, A. Tagmount, E.A. Lindquist, P.B Brokstein. 2006. Construction and characterization of EST libraries from the porcelain crab, Petrolisthes cinctipes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 46: 919-930.

Pörtner, H.O., Bennett, A.F., Bozinovic, F., Clarke, A., Lardies, M.A., Lenski, R.E., Lucassen, M., Pelster, B., Schiemer, F., Stillman, J.H. 2006. Tradeoffs in thermal adaptation: the need for a molecular to ecological integration. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79(2): 295-313.


Stillman, J.H. 2004. A comparative analysis of plasticity of thermal limits in porcelain crabs across latitudinal and intertidal zone clines. International Congress Series. 1275C: 267-275.

Stillman, J.H. and F.H. Barnwell. 2004. Daily and tidal rhythms of locomotor activity in the fiddler crab Uca princeps (Smith) (Crustacea, Brachyura, Decapoda) and their relationship to the harmonic structure of semidiurnal and mixed tides. Marine Biology. 144: 473-482.


Stillman, J.H. 2003. Acclimation capacity underlies susceptibility to climate change. Science, 301: 65.

Leary, S.C., C.N. Lyons, A.G. Rosenberger, J.S. Ballantyne, J.H. Stillman, C.D. Moyes. 2003. Fiber-type differences in muscle mitochondrial profiles. American Journal of Physiology. 285: R817-826.


Stillman, J.H. 2002. Causes and consequences of thermal tolerance limits in rocky intertidal Porcelain crabs, genus Petrolisthes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42(4): 790-796.

Dahlhoff, E.P., J.H. Stillman and B.A Menge. 2002. Variation in metabolic activity of ecologically important rocky intertidal invertebrates along environmental gradients. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42(4): 862-871.


Stillman, J.H. and C. Reeb. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of eastern Pacific porcelain crabs, genera Petrolisthes and Pachycheles, based on the mtDNA 16s rDNA sequence: Phylogeographic and systematic implications. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 19: 236-245.

Stillman, J.H. and G.N. Somero. 2001. A comparative analysis of the evolutionary patterning and mechanistic bases of lactate dehydrogenase thermal stability in porcelain crabs, genus Petrolisthes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 204: 767-776.


Stillman, J.H. 2000. The evolutionary history and adaptive significance of secondary respiratory structures in intertidal crabs: relationships with body size and vertical distribution. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 73(1): 86-96.

Stillman, J.H. and G.N. Somero. 2000. A Comparative Analysis of the Upper Thermal Tolerance Limits of Eastern Pacific Porcelain Crabs, Genus Petrolisthes: Influences of Latitude, Vertical Zonation, Acclimation, and Phylogeny. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 73(2): 200-208.


Stillman, J.H. and G.N. Somero. 1996. Adaptation to temperature stress and aerial exposure in congeneric species of intertidal porcelain crabs (Genus Petrolisthes): Correlation of physiology, biochemistry and morphology with vertical distribution. Journal of Experimental Biology. 199: 1845-1855.

Ph.D. Thesis

Jonathon H. Stillman, Ph.D. Thesis. 1998. A Comparative Analysis of Morphological, Physiological, and Biochemical Adaptation to Abiotic Stress in Intertidal Porcelain Crabs, Genus Petrolisthes. Oregon State University.