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123. PDF Srithiphaphirom, P., Lavallee, S. and Robertson, R.M. Rapid cold hardening and octopamine modulate chill tolerance in Locusta migratoria. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. 234:28-35 (2019).

122. PDF Robertson R.M., Cease A.J., Simpson S.J. Anoxia tolerance of the adult Australian Plague Locust (Chortoicetes terminifera). Comp. Biochem. Physiol A. 229:81-92 (2018).

121. PDF Inside JEB Andersen, M.K., Jensen, N.J.S., Robertson, R.M. and Overgaard, J. Central nervous shutdown underlies acute cold tolerance in tropical and temperate Drosophila species. J. Exp. Biol. 221 (2018).

120. PDF Xiao, C., Qiu, S. and Robertson, R.M. Persistent one-way walking in a circular arena in Drosophila melanogaster Canton-S strain. Behav. Genet. 48:80-93 (2018).

119. PDF Evans, J.J., Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. AMP-activated protein kinase protects against anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. 214:30-39 (2017).

118. PDF Robertson, R.M., Spong, K.E. and Srithiphaphirom, P. Chill coma in the locust, Locusta migratoria, is intitiated by spreading depolarization in the central nervous system. Sci. Rep. 7:10297 (2017).

117. PDF Xiao, C., Qiu, S. and Robertson, R.M. The white gene controls copulation success in Drosophila melanogaster. Sci. Rep. 7:7712 (2017).

116. PDF Robertson, R.M. The origin of the 'channel arrest' hypothesis. J. Exp. Biol. 220:1747-1748 (2017).

115. PDF Cross, K.P., Britton, S., Mangulins, R., Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M. Food deprivation and prior anoxic coma have opposite effects on the activity of a visual interneuron in the locust. J. Insect Physiol. 98:336-346 (2017).

114. PDF Qiu, S., Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. Different age-dependent performance in Drosophila wild-type Canton-S and the white mutant w1118 flies. Comp. Biochem. Physiol A. 206:17-23 (2017).

113. PDF Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. White-cGMP interaction promotes fast locomotor recovery from anoxia in adult Drosophila. PLoS ONE 12:e0168361 (2017).

112. PDF Spong KE, Dreier JP, Robertson RM. Invited Commentary: A new direction for spreading depolarization: investigation in the fly brain. Channels (Austin) 11:97-98 (2017).

111. PDF Qiu, S., Xiao, C. and Robertson R.M. Pulsed light stimulation increases boundary preference and periodicity of episodic motor activity in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS ONE 11:e0163976 (2016).

110. PDF Spong, K.E., Andrew, R.D. and Robertson, R.M. Invited Review: Mechanisms of spreading depolarization in vertebrate and insect central nervous systems. J Neurophysiol. 116:1117-1127 (2016)

109. PDF Spong, K.E., Rodríguez, E.C. and Robertson, R.M. Spreading depolarization in the brain of Drosophila is induced by inhibition of the Na+/K+- ATPase and mitigated by a decrease in activity of a cGMP-dependent protein kinase.  J. Neurophysiol. 116:1152-1160 (2016).

108. PDF Money, T.G., Sproule, M.K., Cross, K.P. and Robertson R.M. Octopamine stabilizes conduction reliability of an unmyelinated axon during hypoxic stress. J Neurophysiol. 116:949-59 (2016).

107. PDF Cross, K.P. and Robertson, R.M. Ionic mechanisms maintaining action potential conduction velocity at high firing frequencies in an unmyelinated axon. Physiol. Rep. 4:e12814 (2016).

106. PDF Link to primer about this article in Genetics Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. Timing of locomotor recovery from anoxia modulated by the white gene in Drosophila. Genetics 203:787-797 (2016).

105. PDF Spong, K.E., Mazzetti, T.R. and Robertson, R.M. Activity-dependence of spreading depression in the locust CNS. J. Exp. Biol. 219:626-630 (2016).

104. PDF Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. Locomotion induced by spatial restriction in adult Drosophila.  PLoS One. 10:e0135825 (2015).

103. PDF Spong, K.E., Chin, B., Witiuk, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Cell swelling increases the severity of spreading depression in Locusta migratoria. J. Neurophysiol. 114:3111-20 (2015).

102. PDF Chen, S.-C., Troje, N.F., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W.  Functional characterization of the chromatically-antagonistic photosensitive mechanism of erythrophores in tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. J. Exp. Biol. 218:748-756 (2015).

101. PDF Chen, S.-C., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W.  Ontogeny of melanophore photosensitivity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biol. Open 3:1032-1036 (2014).

100. PDF Spong. K.E., Rochon-Terry, G., Money, T.G. and Robertson, R.M.  Disruption of the blood-brain barrier exacerbates spreading depression in the locust CNS. J. Insect Physiol. 66:1-9 (2014).

99. PDF Hou, N., Armstrong, G.A.B., Chakraborty-Chatterjee, M., Sokolowski, M.B. and Robertson, R.M.  Na+/K+-ATPase trafficking induced by heat shock pretreatment correlates with increased resistance to anoxia in locusts. J. Neurophysiol. 112:814-823 (2014).

98. PDF Money, T.G., Sproule, M.K., Hamour, A.F. and Robertson, R.M.  Reduction in neural performance following recovery from anoxic stress is mimicked by AMPK pathway activation. PLoS One 9:e88570 (2014).

97. PDF Chen, S.-C., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W. The influence of chromatic background on the photosensitivity of tilapia erythrophores. Biol. Open 3:117-120 (2014).

96. PDF Spong, K.E. and Robertson, R.M. Pharmacological blockade of gap junctions induces repetitive surging of extracellular potassium within the locust CNS. J. Insect Physiol. 59:1031-1040 (2013).

95. PDF Chen, S.-C., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W. Possible involvement of cone opsins in distinct photoresponses of intrinsically photosensitive dermal chromatophores in tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.  PLoS One 8:e70342 (2013).

94. PDF Hornsby, M.A.W., Sabbah, S., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W.  Modulation of environmental light alters reception and production of visual signals in Nile tilapia.  J. Exp. Biol. 216:3110-3122 (2013).

93. PDF Rodríguez, E. C. and Robertson, R. M. Protective effect of hypothermia on brain potassium homeostasis during repetitive anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Exp. Biol. 215:4157-4165 (2012).

92. PDF Armstrong, G. A. B., Rodríguez, E. C. and Robertson, R. M. Cold hardening modulates K+ homeostasis in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster during chill coma. J. Insect Physiol. 58:1511-1516 (2012).

91. PDF Armstrong G.A., Xiao C., Krill J.L., Seroude L., Dawson-Scully K. and Robertson R.M.  Glial Hsp70 protects K+ homeostasis in the Drosophila brain during repetitive anoxic depolarization. PLoS One 6:e28994 (2011).

90. PDF Dehghani, M.. Xiao, C., Money, T.G.A., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Protein expression following heat shock in the nervous system of Locusta migratoria. J. Insect Physiol. 57:1480-1488 (2011).

89. PDF Rodgers-Garlick, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Metabolic stress modulates motor patterning via AMP-activated protein kinase. J. Neurosci. 31:3207-3216 (2011).

88. PDF Gray, J.R., Blincow, E. and Robertson, R.M. A pair of motion-­sensitive neurons in the locust encode approaches of a looming object.  J. Comp. Physiol. 196:927-938 (2010).

87. PDF Robertson, R.M., Björnfors, E.R. and Sillar, K.T. Long-lasting effects of chemical hypoxia on spinal cord function in tadpoles. NeuroReport 21:943-947 (2010).

86. PDF Armstrong, G.A.B., López-Guerrero, J.J., Dawson-Scully, K.D., Peña, F. and Robertson, R.M. Inhibition of protein kinase G activity protects neonatal mouse respiratory network from hyperthermic and hypoxic stress. Brain Res. 1311:64-72 (2010).

85. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Sillar, K.T. The Nitric Oxide/cGMP pathway tunes the thermosensitivity of swimming motor patterns in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. J. Neurosci. 29:13945-13951 (2009).

84. PDF SciBX Armstrong, G.A.B., Rodgers, C.I., Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M.  Suppression of spreading depression-like events in locusts by inhibition of the NO/cGMP/PKG pathway. J. Neurosci. 29:8225-8235 (2009).

83. PDF Klose M.K., Boulianne, G.L., Robertson, R.M. and Atwood H.L.  Role of ATP-dependent calcium regulation in modulation of Drosophila synaptic thermotolerance. J. Neurophysiol. 102:901-913 (2009).

82. PDF Inside JEB Sillar, K.T. and Robertson, R.M. Thermal activation of escape swimming in post-hatching Xenopus laevis frog larvae. J. Exp. Biol. 212:2356-2364 (2009).

81. PDF Money, T.G.A., Rodgers, C.I., McGregor, S.M. and Robertson, R.M.  Loss of potassium homeostasis underlies hyperthermic conduction failure in control and preconditioned locusts. J. Neurophysiol. 102:285-293 (2009).

80. PDF Rodgers, C.I., LaBrie, J.D. and Robertson, R.M. K+ homeostasis and central pattern generation in the metathoracic ganglion of the locust. J. Insect Physiol. 55:599-607 (2009).

79. PDF Klose, M.K., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Hyperthermic preconditioning of presynaptic calcium regulation in Drosophila. J. Neurophysiol. 99:2420-2430 (2008).

78. PDF Mileva-Seitz, V., Xiao, C., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Tissue-specific targeting of Hsp26 has no effect on heat resistance of neural function in larval Drosophila. Cell Stress and Chaperones 13:85-95 (2008).

77. PDF Rodgers, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B., Shoemaker, K.L., LaBrie, J.D., Moyes, C.D. and Robertson, R.M. Stress preconditioning of spreading depression in the locust CNS. PLoS ONE 2:e1366 (2007).

76. PDF Dawson-Scully, K.D., Armstrong, G.A.B., Kent, C., Robertson, R.M. and Sokolowski, M.B. Natural variation in the thermotolerance of neural function and behavior due to a cGMP dependent protein kinase. PLoS ONE 2:e773 (2007).

75. PDF Garlick, K.M. and Robertson, R.M. Cytoskeletal stability and heat shock-mediated thermoprotection of central pattern generation in Locusta migratoria. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 147:344-348 (2007).

74. PDF Xiao, C., Mileva-Seitz, V., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Targeting HSP70 to motoneurons protects locomotor activity from hyperthermia in Drosophila. Develop. Neurobiol. 67:438-455 (2007).

73. PDF Armstrong, G.A.B., Shoemaker, K.L., Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M. Octopamine mediates thermal preconditioning of the locust ventilatory CPG via a cAMP/Protein Kinase A signaling pathway. J. Neurosci. 26:12118-12126 (2006).

72. PDF Inside JEB Rodgers, C.I., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Photoperiod-induced plasticity of thermosensitivity and acquired thermotolerance in Locusta migratoria. J. Exp. Biol. 209:4690-4700 (2006).

71. PDF Money, T.G.A., De Carlo, C.A. and Robertson, R.M. Temperature-sensitive gating in a descending visual interneuron, DCMD. J. Comp. Physiol. A 192:915-925 (2006).

70. PDF Klose, M.K., Chu, D., Xiao, C., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock-mediated thermoprotection of larval locomotion compromised by ubiquitous expression of Hsp70 in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Neurophysiol. 94:3563-3572 (2005).

69. PDF Qin, W., Neal, S.J., Robertson, R.M., Westwood, J.T. and Walker, V.K. Cold hardening and transcriptional change in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Molecular Biol. 14:607-613 (2005).

68. PDF Outside JEB Money, T.G.A.*, Anstey, M.L.* and Robertson, R.M. Heat stress-mediated plasticity in a locust looming-sensitive visual interneuron. J. Neurophysiol. 93:1908-1919 (2005). * - equal first authors

67. PDF Newman, A.E.M., Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. Synaptic thermoprotection in a desert-dwelling Drosophila species. J. Neurobiol. 64:170-180 (2005)

66. PDF Bronk, P., Nie, Z., Klose, M.K., Dawson-Scully, K., Zhang, J., Robertson, R.M., Atwood, H.L. and Zinsmaier, K.E. The multiple functions of Cysteine-String Protein analyzed at Drosophila nerve terminals. J. Neurosci. 25:2204-2214 (2005).

65. PDF Klose, M., Armstrong, G. and Robertson, R.M. A role for the cytoskeleton in heat shock-mediated thermoprotection of locust neuromuscular junctions. J. Neurobiol. 60:453-462 (2004).

64. PDF Dawson, J.W., Leung, F.-H. and Robertson, R.M. Acoustic startle/escape reactions in tethered flying locusts: motor patterns and wing kinematics underlying intentional steering. J. Comp. Physiol. 190:581-600 (2004).

63. PDF Dawson, J.W., Kutsch, W. and Robertson, R.M. Auditory-evoked evasive manoeuvres in free-flying locusts and moths. J. Comp. Physiol. 190:69-84 (2004).

62. PDF Newman, A.E.M., Foerster, M., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Stress-induced thermotolerance of ventilatory motor pattern generation in the locust, Locusta migratoria. J. Insect Physiol. 49:1039-1047 (2003).

61. PDF Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. A role for calcium in heat shock-mediated synaptic thermoprotection in Drosophila larvae. J. Neurobiol. 56:360-371 (2003)

60. PDF Qin, W., Tyshenko, M.G., Wu, B.S., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Cloning and characterization of a member of hsp70 gene family from Locusta migratoria, a highly thermotolerant insect. Cell Stress Chaperones 8:144-152 (2003)

59. PDF Wu, B.S., Lee, J.K., Thompson, K.M., Walker, V.K., Moyes, C.D. and Robertson, R.M. Anoxia induces thermotolerance in the locust flight system. J. Exp. Biol. 205:815-827 (2002)

58. PDF Barclay, J.W., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Impairment of central pattern generation in Drosophila cysteine string protein mutants. J. Comp. Physiol. 188:71-78 (2002)

57. PDF Karunanithi, S., Barclay, J. W., Brown, I.R., Robertson, R.M. and Atwood, H.L. Enhancement of presynaptic performance in transgenic Drosophila overexpressing heat shock protein HSP70. Synapse 44:8-14 (2002)

56. PDF Kelty, J.D., Noseworthy, P.A., Feder, M.E., Robertson, R.M., Ramirez, J.-M. Thermal pre-conditioning and HSP72 preserve synaptic conditioning during thermal stress J. Neurosci. 22:RC193:1-6 (2002). Published online as a rapid communication.

55. PDF Wu, B.S., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock-induced thermoprotection of action potentials in the locust flight system. J. Neurobiol. 49:188-199 (2001)

54. PDF Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. Insulin-like peptides are not involved in maturation or functional recovery of neural circuits in the locust flight system. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 79:362-366 (2001)

53. PDF Comer, C.M. and Robertson, R.M. Identified nerve cells and insect behavior. Prog. Neurobiol. 63:409-439 (2001)

52. PDF Gray, J.R., Lee, J.K. and Robertson, R.M. Activity of descending contralateral movement detector neurons and collision avoidance behaviour in response to head-on visual stimuli in locusts. J. Comp. Physiol. A 187:115-129 (2001)

51. PDF Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Enhancement of short-term synaptic plasticity by prior environmental stress. J. Neurophys. 85:1332-1335 (2001)

50. PDF Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock induced thermoprotection of hindleg motor control in the locust. J. Exp. Biol. 203:941-950 (2000)

49. PDF Karunanithi, S., Barclay, J.W., Robertson, R.M., Brown, I.R. and Atwood, H.L. Neuroprotection at Drosophila synapses conferred by prior heat shock. J. Neurosci. 19:4360-4369 (1999)

48. PDF Ramirez, J.-M., Elsen, F.P. and Robertson, R.M. Long-term effects of prior heat shock on neuronal potassium currents recorded in a novel insect ganglion slice preparation. J. Neurophysiol. 81:795-802 (1999)

47. PDF Dawson-Scully, K.D. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock protects synaptic transmission in flight motor circuitry of locusts. NeuroReport 9:2589-2593 (1998)

46. PDF Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Flight motor patterns of locusts responding to thermal stimuli. J. Comp. Physiol. 183:477-488 (1998)

45. PDF Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. Free-flight ability in locusts recovering from partial deafferentation. Naturwissenschaften 85:167-170 (1998)

44. PDF Gee, C.E., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. The forewing tegulae: significance for steering manoeuvres and free flight in Locusta migratoria. Can J. Zool. 76:660-667 (1998)

43. PDF Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Effects of heat stress on axonal conduction in the locust flight system. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 120A:181-186 (1998).

42. PDF Dawson, J.W., Dawson-Scully, K., Robert, D., and Robertson, R.M. Forewing asymmetries during auditory avoidance in flying locusts. J. Exp. Biol. 200:2323-2335 (1997). (featured on the cover)

41. PDF Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Co-ordination of the flight motor pattern with forewing stretch receptor stimulation in immature and mature adult locusts. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 118A:125-130 (1997).

40. PDF Xu, H. and Robertson, R.M. Neural parameters contributing to temperature compensation in the flight CPG of the locust, Locusta migratoria. Brain Res. 734:213-222 (1996).

39. PDF Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. Recovery of the flight system following ablation of the tegulae in immature adult locusts. J. Exp. Biol. 199:1395-1403 (1996).

39. PDF Robertson, R.M., Kuhnert, C.T. and Dawson, J. Thermal avoidance during flight in the locust, Locusta migratoria. J. Exp. Biol. 199:1383-1393 (1996).

37. PDF Robertson, R.M., Xu, H., Shoemaker, K. and Dawson-Scully, K. Exposure to heat shock affects thermosensitivity of the locust flight system. J. Neurobiol. 29:367-383 (1996).

36. PDF Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Structure of the forewing stretch receptor axon in immature and mature adult locusts. J. Comp. Neurol. 365:268-277 (1996).

35. PDF Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. Effects of maturation on synaptic potentials in the locust flight system. J. Comp. Physiol. 175:437-447 (1994).

34. PDF Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Activity of the forewing stretch receptor in immature and mature adult locusts. J. Comp. Physiol. 175:425-435 (1994).

33. PDF Xu, H. and Robertson, R.M. Effects of temperature on properties of flight neurons in the locust. J. Comp. Physiol. 175:193-202 (1994).

32. PDF Robertson, R.M. The effect of temperature on synaptic parameters in the flight system of the locust. J. Neurophysiol. 70:2197-2204 (1993).

31. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Johnson, A.G. Collision avoidance of flying locusts: steering torques and behaviour. J. Exp. Biol. 183:35-60 (1993).

30. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Johnson, A.G. Retinal image size triggers obstacle avoidance in flying locusts. Naturwissenschaften 80:176-178 (1993).

29. PDF Robertson, R.M. Sensory adaptation: extracellular recording from the locust wing-hinge stretch receptor. Am. J. Physiol. 263 (Adv. Physiol. Educ. 8): S7-S11 (1992).

28. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Reye, D.N. Wing movements associated with collision avoidance manouevres during flight in the locust, Locusta migratoria. J. Exp. Biol. 163:231-58 (1992).

27. PDF Foster, J.A. and Robertson, R.M. Temperature dependency of wing-beat frequency in intact and deafferented locusts. J. Exp. Biol. 162:295-312 (1992).

26. PDF Robertson, R.M. Delayed excitatory connections in the flight system of the locust. J. Neurophysiol. 65: 1150-1157 (1991).

25. PDF Robertson, R.M. Synchronous activity of flight interneurons in the mesothoracic ganglion of the locust. J. Comp. Physiol. 167:61-69 (1990).

24. PDF Wang, H.-Y.S. and Robertson, R.M. Morphological study of flight motor neurons in the cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. J. Comp. Neurol. 279:272-280 (1989).

23. PDF Wang, H.-Y.S. and Robertson, R.M. Changes of the hindwing motor pattern associated with phonotactic steering during flight in the cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. J. Comp. Physiol. 164:219-229 (1988).

22. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Olberg, R.M. A comparison of the activity of flight interneurones in locusts, crickets, dragonflies and mayflies. Experientia 44:735-738 (1988).

21. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Reye, D.N. A local circuit interaction in the flight system of the locust. J. Neurosci. 8:3929-3936 (1988).

20. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Wisniowski, L. GABA-like immunoreactivity of interneurons in the flight system of the locust, Locusta migratoria. Cell Tiss. Res. 254:331-340 (1988).

19. PDF Pearson, K.G. and Robertson, R.M. Structure predicts synaptic action of two classes of interneurons in the thoracic ganglia of Locusta migratoria. Cell Tiss. Res. 250:105-114 (1987).

18. PDF Robertson, R.M. Interneurons in the flight system of the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. J. Comp. Physiol. 160: 431-445 (1987).

17. PDF Dumont, J.P.C. and Robertson, R.M. Neuronal circuits: an evolutionary perspective. Science 233:849-853 (1986).

16. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Pearson, K.G. Neural circuits in the flight system of the locust. J. Neurophysiol. 53:110-128 (1985).

15. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Moulins, M. Oscillatory command input to the pattern generators of the crustacean stomatogastric ganglion. II. The gastric rhythm. J. Comp. Physiol. 154:473-491 (1984).

14. PDF Pearson, K.G., Reye, D.N. and Robertson, R.M. Phase-dependent influences of wing stretch receptors on flight rhythm in the locust. J. Neurophysiol. 49:1168-1181 (1983).

13. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Pearson, K.G. Interneurons in the flight system of the locust: distribution, connections and resetting properties. J. Comp. Neurol. 215:33-50 (1983).

12. PDF Robertson, R.M., Pearson, K.G. and Reichert, H. Flight interneurons in the locust and the origin of insect wings. Science 217:177-179 (1982).

11. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Pearson, K.G. A preparation for the intracellular analysis of neuronal activity during flight in the locust. J. Comp. Physiol. 146:311-320 (1982).

10. PDF Pearson, K.G. and Robertson, R.M. Interneurons coactivating hindleg flexor and extensor motoneurons in the locust. J. Comp. Physiol. 144:391-400 (1981).

9. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Moulins, M. A corollary discharge of total foregut activity is monitored by a single interneurone in the lobster Homarus gammarus. J. Physiol. (Paris) 77:823-827 (1981).

8. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Moulins, M. Firing between two spike thresholds: implications for oscillating lobster interneurons. Science 214: 941-943 (1981).

7. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Moulins, M. Oscillatory command input to the pattern generators of the crustacean stomatogastric ganglion. I. The pyloric rhythm. J. Comp. Physiol. 143:453-463 (1981).

6. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Moulins, M. Control of rhythmic behaviour by a hierarchy of linked oscillators in crustacea. Neurosci. Lett. 21:111-116 (1981).

5. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Laverack, M.S. Oesophageal sensors and their modulatory influence on oesophageal peristalsis in the lobster Homarus gammarus. Proc. R. Soc. (Lond.) B 206:235-263 (1979).

4. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Laverack, M.S. The structure and function of the labrum of the lobster Homarus gammarus. Proc. R. Soc. (Lond.) B 206:209-233 (1979).

3. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Laverack, M.S. Inhibition of oesophageal peristalsis in the lobster after chemical stimulation. Nature 271:239-240 (1978).

2. PDF Laverack, M.S., Neil, D.M. and Robertson, R.M. Metachronal exopodite beating in the mysid Praunus flexuosus: a quantitative analysis. Proc. R. Soc. (Lond.) B 198:139-154 (1977).

1. PDF Neil, D.M., Macmillan, D.L., Robertson, R.M. and Laverack, M.S. The structure and function of the thoracic exopodites in the larvae of the lobster Homarus gammarus (L.). Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (Lond.) B 274:53-68 (1976).

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Refereed Conference Proceedings and Reviews

15. PDF Robertson, R. M. and Money, T. G. . Temperature and neuronal circuit function: compensation, tuning and tolerance. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 22:1-11 (2012).

14. PDF Rodgers, C.I.*, Armstrong, G.A.B.* and Robertson, R.M. Coma in response to environmental stress in the locust: a model for cortical spreading depression. J. Insect Physiol. 56:980-990 (2010). * - equal first authors

13. PDF Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. A role for octopamine in coordinating thermoprotection of an insect nervous system. J. Thermal Biol. 31:149-158 (2006).

12. PDF Robertson, R.M. Thermal stress and neural function: adaptive mechanisms in insect model systems. J. Thermal Biol. 29:351-358 (2004).

11. PDF Klose, M.K. and Robertson, R.M. Stress-induced thermoprotection of neuromuscular transmission. Integr. Comp. Biol. 44:14-20 (2004).

10. PDF Robertson, R.M. Modulation of neural circuit operation by prior environmental stress. Integr. Comp. Biol. 44:21-27 (2004).

9. Robertson, R.M. Locust flight: components and mechanisms in the motor. In: The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. 2nd Edition. Ed. M.A. Arbib. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. pp. 654-657 (2003).

8. PDF Comer, C. and Robertson, R.M. Identified nerve cells and insect behavior. Prog. Neurobiol. 63:409-439 (2001).

7. Robertson, R.M. Locust flight: components and mechanisms in the motor. In: The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. Ed. M.A. Arbib. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. pp. 556-560 (1995).

6. PDF Robertson, R.M. Idiosyncratic computational units generating innate motor patterns: neurones and circuits in the locust flight system. In: The computing neurone. Eds. R. Durbin, R.C. Miall and G. Mitchison. Addison- Wesley, London. pp. 262-277 (1989).

5. PDF Robertson, R.M. Insect neurons: synaptic interactions, circuits and the control of behavior. In: Nervous systems in invertebrates. Ed. M. Ali. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 393-442 (1987).

4. PDF Robertson, R.M. Neuronal circuits controlling flight in the locust: central generation of the rhythm. Trends Neurosci. 9:278-280 (1986).

3. PDF Robertson, R.M. Central neuronal interactions in the flight system of the locust. In: Insect locomotion. Ed. M. Gewecke and G. Wendler. Paul Parey Press, Hamburg. pp. 183-194 (1985).

2. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Pearson, K.G. Neural networks controlling locomotion in locusts. In: Model neural networks and behavior. Ed. A.I. Selverston. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 21-35 (1985).

1. PDF Robertson, R.M. and Pearson, K.G. Interneuronal organization in the flight system of the locust. J. Insect Physiol. 30:95-101 (1984).

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Abstracts (after 1996)

171. Van Dusen R., Lanz C. and Robertson R.M. The role of adenosine in the functional recovery of Locusta migratoria following anoxic coma. CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, Windsor, ON (2019).

170. Shuster-Hyman H., Van Dusen, R. and Robertson, R.M. ATP-sensitive potassium channels contribute to CNS ion homeostasis during anoxic stress in Locusta migratoria. CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, Windsor, ON (2019).

169. Robertson R.M., Xiao C., Van Dusen R., Lanz C. Functional recovery after anoxic depolarization in insect model systems. International Conference on Spreading Depolarizations, Boca Raton, FL, USA (2018).

168. Srithiphaphirom P., Robertson R.M. Does rapid cold hardening modulate K+ homeostasis in the Drosophila melanogaster brain via an octopaminergic signalling pathway? Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Canada (2018).

167. Xiao C., Chippindale A., Robertson R.M. Analysis of walking behaviour at young ages in long-lived flies. Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Canada (2018).

166. Srithiphaphirom, P., Soo-Lum, D. and Robertson, R.M. Cold acclimation of chill coma mechanisms in the locust CNS. Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2016).

165. Qiu, S., Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M. Involvement of CNGL channel in responses to hypoxia in adult Drosophila. CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, London, ON (2016)

164. Srithiphaphirom, P., Soo-Lum, D. and Robertson, R.M. Acclimation of chill coma mechanisms in the CNS of Locusta migratoria. CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, London, ON (2016)

163. Grover, H., Spong, K.E. and Robertson, R.M. Aging prolongs stress-induced coma in Locusta migratoria CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, London, ON (2016)

162. Spong, K.E. and Robertson, R.M. Variation in the severity of spreading depolarization in the brain of Drosophila. CSZ Abstract, Annual meeting of Canadian Society of Zoologists, London, ON (2016)

161. Evans, J.J., Xiao, C. and Robertson R.M. AMPK activation mimics starvation in promoting fast locomotor recovery from anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Online Abstract 402.08 Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL (2015).

160. Spong, K.E. and Robertson, R.M.  Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study cellular mechanisms involved in spreading depression.  Online Abstract 402.04 Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL (2015).

159.  Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  Behavioral representation of spatial restriction in Drosophila adult. Proc. CANFLY XIII (Canadian Drosophila Research Conference) p. 107, Montreal, QC (2015).

158.  Spong, K.E. and Robertson, R.M.  Drosophila melanogaster as a model to investigate mechanisms underlying stress-induced neural failure.  Proc. CANFLY XIII (Canadian Drosophila Research Conference) p. 102, Montreal, QC (2015).

157.  Evans, J., Xiao, C., Qiu, S. and Robertson, R.M.  AMP-activated protein kinase protects against anoxia in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc. CANFLY XIII (Canadian Drosophila Research Conference) p.71, Montreal, QC (2015).

156.  Qiu, S., Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  Non-invasive recording of infra-slow oscillation potentials from the Drosophila brain. Proc. CANFLY XIII (Canadian Drosophila Research Conference) p.44, Montreal, QC (2015).

155.  Mangulins, R. and Robertson, R.M.  The effects of starvation on spreading depression in the CNS of Locusta migratoria. Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2014).

154.  Spong, K., Rodríguez, E. and Robertson, R.M.  Characterization of spreading depression in Drosophila melanogaster.  Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2014).

153.  Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  5HT receptor neurons differentially modulate locomotor recovery from anoxia in Drosophila.  Canadian Association of Neuroscience meeting, Montreal, PQ. Online Abstract Booklet, p. 136 (2014).

152.  Spong, K., Rodríguez, E. and Robertson, R.M.  Spreading depression in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster.  Canadian Association of Neuroscience meeting, Montreal, PQ. Online Abstract Booklet, pp. 116-117 (2014).

151.  Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  Locomotor recovery from anoxia regulated by Drosophila white.  Proceedings of the Genes, Circuits and Behavior meeting, Toronto, ON (2013).

150. Spong, K.E., Rochon-Terry, G., Rodríguez, E.C. and Robertson, R.M.  Using insect models to study mechanisms of spreading depression. Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2013).

149. Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  Drosophila white gene modulates claustrophobic exploration.  CSZ Abstracts online. p. 142 (2013).

148. Rodriguez, E. and Robertson, R.M. ATP-binding cassette transporters and anoxic depolarization in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster.  CSZ Abstracts online. p. 115 (2013).

147. Money, T. and Robertson, R.M.  A role for Na+/K+-ATPase activation in axonal conduction of a locust visual interneuron.  CSZ Abstracts online. p. 92 (2013).

146. Spong, K., Rochon-Terry, G. and Robertson, R.M.  Cellular mechanisms underlying stress-induced coma in the CNS of the locust (Locusta migratoria).  Proceedings of Congress of International Society for Neuroethology (2012).

145. Hornsby, M., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W.  The effects of environmental light on the visual system and body colouration of Nile tilapia. Proceedings of Congress of International Society for Neuroethology (2012).

144. Chen, S.-C., Robertson, R.M. and Hawryshyn, C.W.  Opsin-driven photoresponses of distinct intrinsically photosensitive dermal chromatophores.  Proceedings of Congress of International Society for Neuroethology (2012).

143. Money, T.G.A., Aga, Z. and Robertson, R.M. Trade-offs in neural performance following severe metabolic stress involve the AMPK pathway. Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2012).

142. Spong, K., Rochon-Terry, G. and Robertson, R.M. Spreading depression-like events in the CNS of the locust (Locusta migratoria): Targeting glial mechanisms of K+ homeostasis. Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2012). Short-listed for the Hoar Award for best student oral presentation at the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting.

141. Xiao, C. and Robertson, R.M.  A screen for genes associated with coma recovery in Drosophila.  Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2012).

140. Hou, N.Y. and Robertson, R.M. Na+/K+-ATPase trafficking improves recovery from anoxic coma in preconditioned locusts. Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2011).

139. Rodríguez, E. and Robertson. R.M. Deleterious effects of recurrent anoxia in the nervous system of Drosophila melanogaster are attenuated by hypothermia.  Proc. CANFLY XI (Canadian Drosophila Research Conference), St. Catharines, ON (2011).

138. Sproule, M.K.J., Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M. Octopamine attenuates hypoxia-induced reduction of axonal conduction velocity in a visual interneuron. Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2011).

137. Hou, N., Armstrong, G.A.B., Xiao, C., Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M. Na+/K+-ATPase trafficking in control and heat shocked locusts.  Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2011).

136. Money, T.G.A, Pollock, E.J., Inozemtsev, K. and Robertson, R.M. Performance trade-offs and energy utilization in neural circuits following metabolic stress.  Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2011).

135. Rodriguez, E.C. and Robertson, R.M. Hypothermia protects the nervous system from repetitive spreading depression in Drosophila. Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2011).

134. Spong, K.E., Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M.  Blockade of gap junctions induces repetitive spreading depression-like events in the locust CNS.  Annual meeting of CSZ online abstract (2011). Winner of the Helen Battle Award for best student poster at the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting.

133. Robertson, R.M., Rodgers, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Money, T.G.A. Energetic status modulates vulnerability of neural circuits to environmental stress.  Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Physiological Society (2010).

132. Spong, K.E., Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Blockade of gap junction hemichannels induces spreading depression-like events in the locust CNS. Proceedings of the Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, ON (2010).

131. Hu, T., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Aminergic regulation of anoxic coma in Locusta migratoria. Proceedings from the 13th Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2010).

130. Spong, K.E., Witiuk, K.L.M., Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Spreading depression-like events in the locust CNS: targeting mechanisms of potassium homeostasis. Proceedings from the 13th Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2010).

129. Hu, T., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Aminergic regulation of anoxic coma in Locusta migratoria. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association meeting. (2010).

128. Spong, K.E., Witiuk, K.L.M., Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Cellular mechanisms underlying spreading depression-like events in the locust CNS. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association meeting. (2010).

127. Robertson, R.M. Coma induced by abiotic stress in insects: a model for cortical spreading depression. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association meeting. (2010).

126. Rodgers, C.I., Yu, Y. and Robertson, R.M. Central pattern generation is modulated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in response to energy compromise. Abstract A-D1075 Proceedings from the 4th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2010).

125. Armstrong. G.A.B, Xiao, C., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Vulnerability to repetitive spreading depression is mitigated by glial expression of HSP70. Abstract C-B3021 Proceedings from the 4th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2010).

124. Money, T.G.A. and Robertson, R.M. Persistent modification of neural signaling following metabolic distress. Abstract C-D3078 Proceedings from the 4th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2010).

123. Rodgers, C.I., Yu, Y. and Robertson, R.M. Ventilatory motor pattern generation is modulated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) following anoxia. Program No. 270.10. 2009 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2009).

122. Krill, J.L., Xiao, C., Robertson, R.M. and  Dawson-Scully, K.D.  Expression of HSP70 in neurons or glia protects neural function during acute hyperthermia. Program No. 776.10. 2009 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2009).

121. Rodgers, C.I., Yu, Y. and Robertson, R.M. Ventilatory motor pattern generation is modulated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) following anoxia. Online Abstracts of 48th Annual Meeting of CSZ p. 152 (2009).

120. McGregor, S. and Robertson, R.M. The effect of an energy crisis on action potential propagation in control and heat shocked locusts. Online Abstracts of 48th Annual Meeting of CSZ pp. 117-118 (2009).

119. Joshi, N. and Robertson, R.M.  Hsp22 over-expression and temperature sensitivity of larval locomotion in Drosophila melanogaster.  Online Abstracts of 48th Annual Meeting of CSZ pp. 82-83 (2009).

118. Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Modulation of anoxic coma in locusts by the nitric oxide signaling pathway: a mechanism for regulating recovery from flash floods? Online Abstracts of 48th Annual Meeting of CSZ pp. 12-13 (2009).

117. Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M.  Parallel motion-sensitive pathways encode approaches of looming objects.  Program No. 460.20. 2008 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2008).

116. Robertson, R.M. and Sillar, K.T.  NO/cGMP modulation of the thermosensitivity of swimming in Xenopus laevis tadpoles.  Program No. 575.2. 2008 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2008).

115. Sillar, K.T. and Robertson, R.M. Thermal activation of escape swimming circuitry in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Program No. 575.4. 2008 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2008).

114. Rodgers, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Mechanisms underlying spreading depression in the locust CNS. Program No. 574.22. 2008 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience (2008).

113. Robertson, R.M. Preconditioning of neural function by environmental stressors: adaptive mechanisms in model systems. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 150:S155 (2008).

112. McGregor, S.M. and Robertson, R.M.  Examination of prolonged changes in axonal conduction following an energy stress in the locust. Proceedings from the 11th Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2008). 

111. Armstrong, G.A.B., López-Guerrero, J.J., Dawson-Scully, K.D., Peña, F. and Robertson, R.M.  PKG activation increases sensitivity of mouse respiratory rhythm generation to hypoxic and hyperthermic stress.  Abstract A-E1168 Proceedings from the 2nd Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2008).

110. Robertson, R.M. and Sillar, K.T.  Thermomsensitivity of a vertebrate CPG modulated by nitric oxide. Abstract A-D1136 Proceedings from the 2nd Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2008).

109. Rodgers, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M.  PKG inhibition suppresses spreading depression in the locust CNS.  Abstract A-B1072 Proceedings from the 2nd Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting (2008).

108. Money, T.G.A., Rodgers, C.I., Kenny, S. and Robertson R.M. Preconditioning in an axonal model of hyperthermic conduction failure. Proc. 8th Int. Cong. Neuroethol. p. 240 (2007).

107. Shoemaker, K.L., Rodgers, C.I., Armstrong, G.A.B., LaBrie, J.D., and Robertson, R.M. Mechanisms for stress tolerance in an insect central pattern generator. Proc. 8th Int. Cong. Neuroethol. p.114 (2007).

106. Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Protein Kinase G inhibition rapidly confers acute stress protection in neural circuits.  Proceedings from the 10th Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.  (2007). 

105. Rodgers, C.I., LaBrie, J.D. and Robertson, R.M.  Spreading depression in an insect ganglion. Proceedings from the 10th  Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.  (2007). Honourable mention for an Award for Excellence in Research (Poster Presentation Competition) from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University.

104. Dehghani, M., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson R.M.  Proteomic analysis of heat shock response in Locusta migratoria. Proceedings from the 10th  Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.  (2007). 

103. Rodgers, C.I., LaBrie, J.D. and Robertson, R.M.  Spreading depression in an insect ganglion. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 34:S91 (2007).

102. Klose, M.K., Robertson, R.M. and Atwood, H.L.  Role of nerve terminal calcium in temperature-induced failure of synaptic transmission. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 34:S80 (2007).

101. Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Protein Kinase G inhibition rapidly confers actue stress protection in neural circuits. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 34:S68 (2007).

100. Money, T.G.A., DeCarlo, C.A. and Robertson, R.M. Temperature sensitive gating in a descending visual interneuron (DCMD). Program No. 855.7. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neuroscience (2005).

99. Armstrong, G.A. and Robertson, R.M. The PKA-coupled octopaminergic signaling pathway mediates thermoprotection of a central pattern generating neural circuit. Program No. 752.4. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neuroscience (2005).

98. Dawson-Scully, K., Kent , C., Armstrong, G.A.B., Robertson, R.M. and Sokolowski, M.B. Protein kinase G pathways mediate neural thermoprotection as well as foraging behaviors in Drosophila. CSH Laboratory, Neurobiology of Drosophila Abstracts volume p. 51 (2005).

97. Xiao, C., Mileva, V., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Targeting HSP70 in motoneurons enhances locomotor activity of Drosophila during hyperthermia. . CSH Laboratory, Neurobiology of Drosophila Abstracts volume p. 151 (2005).

96. Shoemaker, K.L., Armstrong, G.A.B. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock, thermotolerance, and biogenic amines in the African migratory locust. Proc. 9 th International Conference of Orthopterists’ Society p. 75 (2005).

96. Klose, M.K., Charlton, M.P., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Mechanism of heat shock-mediated thermoprotection of synaptic transmission involves Hsp70-mediated protection of calcium handling in Drosophila NMJ boutons. Proc. Synaptic Function and Plasticity Conference, UBC. p. 27 (2005).

95. Xiao, C., Mileva, V., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Presynaptic expression of HSP70 protects synaptic transmission and locomotion in Drosophila larvae. Proc. Synaptic Function and Plasticity Conference, UBC. p. 22 (2005).

94. Xiao, C., Mileva, V., Thompson, B., Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Hsp70 overexpression in motoneurons induces thermotolerance of locomotor behaviour in Drosophila. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P49 (2005).

93. Rodgers, C.I., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Heat, light and sex modify responses of the ventilatory neural circuit to temperature increase in Locusta migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P41 (2005).

92. Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock pre-treatment protects the locust ventilatory pattern generator at high temperatures by increasing the rate of extracellular potassium clearance. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P40 (2005).

91. Qin, W., Neal, S.J., Robertson, R.M., Westwood, J.T. and Walker , V.K. Cold hardening and transcriptional change in Drosophila melanogaster. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P38 (2005).

90. Money, T.G.A., De-Carlo , C.A. and Robertson, R.M. Thermosensitive input from the thorax modifies activity in a locust descending visual interneuron. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P33 (2005).

89. Garlick, K.M., Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Influence of cytoskeletal elements in HS-mediated thermoprotection of neural function in Locusta migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P19 (2005).

88. Baxter, K., Armstrong, G. and Robertson, R.M. Ventilatory behaviour during thermal stress in intact locusts. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:P1 (2005).

87. Armstrong, G. and Robertson, R.M. Neuronal thermoprotection in locusts is mediated by an octopaminergic signaling pathway via activation of G-protein coupled receptors and stimulation of adenylyl cyclase. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 36:T46 (2005).

86. Money, T.G.A., De-Carlo , C.A. and Robertson, R.M.  Temperature sensitive gating in a visual interneuron (DCMD).  Proceedings from the 8 th  Annual Meeting for Health Science Research Trainees.  Queens University , Kingston , Ontario .  May 31, (2005).  Winner of the Award for Excellence in Research (Poster Presentation Competition) from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University .

85. Xiao, C., Robertson, R.M. and Seroude, L. Hsp70 overexpression enhances lifespan but not stress resistance in Drosophila. Program No. 944B. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Bethesda , MD : Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America (2005).

84. Newman, A.E.M., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Thermotolerance of larval locomotion and neuromuscular transmission in a desert-dwelling Drosophila species. Program No. 658.16. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neuroscience (2004).

83. Klose, M.K., Charlton, M.P., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Alterations in presynaptic calcium handling during heat shock-induced thermoprotection of synaptic transmission. Program No. 506.10. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neuroscience (2004).

82. Rodgers, C.I. and Robertson, R.M. Variation in the thermosensitivity of ventilatory motor pattern generation in Locusta migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 35:8143 (2004).

81. Newman, A.E.M. and Robertson, R.M. Thermosensitivity of synaptic transmission in a desert-dwelling Drosophila species. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 35:129 (2004).

80. Armstrong, G. and Robertson, R.M. Application of octopamine induces thermoprotection of the ventilatory motor pattern in the locust. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 35:42 (2004).

79. Klose, M.K., Chu , D., Xiao, C. , Seroude, L. and Robertson, R.M. Locomotion of Drosophila larva is protected from failure during hyperthermic stress by prior heat shock. CSH Laboratory, Neurobiology of Drosophila Abstracts volume p. 183 (2003).

78. Leung, V., Money, T., Robertson, R.M. and Comer, C.M. Comparative analysis of the descending contralateral movement detector in three related insects . Program No. 491.6 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neurosci. (2003).

77. Shoemaker, K.L., Newman, A.E.M., Foerster, M. and Robertson, R.M. Thermoprotection of ventilatory motor function in the locust after environmental stress. Program No. 825.11 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neurosci. (2003).

76. Money, T.G.A., Anstey, M.L. and Robertson, R.M. Modulation of signaling in a locust visual interneuron (DCMD) after heat shock. Program No. 491.5 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington , DC : Society for Neurosci. (2003).

75. Newman, A.E.M., Foerster, M., Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Stress-induced thermotolerance of ventilatory motor pattern generation in a visual interneuron. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting for Basic and Clinical Research Activities Queen's University 6:35 (2003).

74. Money, T.G.A., Anstey, M.L. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock-induced changes in excitability promote thermotolerance of signaling in a visual interneuron. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting for Basic and Clinical Research Activities Queen's University 6:35 (2003).

73. Chu, D.S., Klose, M.K. and Robertson, R.M. Peristaltic locomotion of larval Drosophila is protected from failure at high temperatures by prior heat shock. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting for Basic and Clinical Research Activities Queen's University 6:34 (2003).

72. Kaushal, V., Robertson, R.M. and Moyes, C.D. Involvement of mitochondria in cobalt chloride induced apoptosis. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting for Basic and Clinical Research Activities Queen's University 6:6 (2003).

71. Newman, A.E.M. and Robertson, R.M. Stress-induced thermotolerance of ventilatory motor pattern generation in Locusta migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 34:77 (2003). Honourable Mention for the George Holeton Award for the best student poster in the Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Section at the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting.

70. Qin, W., Lupinsky, D.A., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Photoperiod-induced variation of the heat shock response in Locust migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 34:85 (2003).

69. Chu, D., Klose, M.K. and Robertson, R.M. Peristaltic locomotion of larval Drosophila is protected from failure at high temperatures by prior heat shock. Bull Can. Soc. Zool. 34:38 (2003).

68. Anstey, M.L., Money, T.G. and Robertson, R.M. Environmental stress modulates the encoding properties of a motion detecting interneuron in Locusta migratoria. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 34:23 (2003). Winner of George Holeton Award for best student poster in the Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Section of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. Honourable Mention for the Helen Battle Award for best student poster at the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting.

67. Money, T.G., Anstey, M.L. and Robertson, R.M. A depolarizing afterpotential is associated with functional thermotolerance of action potentials following heat shock in a visual interneuron in locusts. Bull Can. Soc. Zool. 34:74 (2003).

66. Klose, M.K. and Robertson, R.M. Thermotolerance of neuromuscular transmission in the locust depends on thermal dose. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 34:67 (2003).

65. Klose, M.K. Armstrong, G. and Robertson, R.M. Cytoskeletal involvement in thermotolerance of neuromuscular transmission. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 34:66 (2003).

64. Barclay, J.W., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Coordinated locomotor pattern generation in larval Drosophila. CSH Laboratory, Neurobiology of Drosophila p.52 (2001).

63. Kelty, J.D., Noseworthy, P., Feder, M.E., Robertson, R.M. and Ramirez, J.-M. Thermal pre-conditioning and exogenous Hsp70 modulate synaptic transmission during thermal stress in the mouse brainstem. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. (2001).

62. Barclay, J.W., Karunanithi, S., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. Stress-induced neuroprotection of insect motor control. Proc. 6th Int. Cong. Neuroethol. 334 (2001).

61. Qin, W., Tyshenko, M.G., Wu, B., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. The expression of hsp70 in voltage-sensitive tissue of Locusta migratoria adults. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 32:97 (2001).

60. Money, T.G., Lee, J.K., Wu, B.S. and Robertson, R.M. Effects of stress on active properties of locust flight neurons. Bull Can. Soc. Zool. 32:84 (2001).

59. Klose, M.K. and Robertson, R.M. Neuroprotective effects of prior anoxia exposure on neuromuscular transmission in Locusta migratoria during heat stress. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 32:69 (2001).

58. Barclay, J.W., Atwood, H.L. and Robertson, R.M. A novel preparation for examining Drosophila motor pattern generation demonstrates a role for cysteine string proteins (CSPs) at central synapses. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 32:29 (2001).

57. Kelty, J.D., Noseworthy, P., Feder, M.E., Robertson, R.M. and Ramirez, J.-M. Effect of heat pretreatment on spontaneous glutamatergic and glycinergic synaptic transmission during subsequent thermal stress in the mouse pre-Bötzinger complex. Proc. Soc. Integr. Comp. Biol. (2001).

56. Dawson, J.W., Kutsch, W. and Robertson, R.M. Free-flight responses of locusts and moths to bat-like sounds. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26: (2000).

55. Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Interactive effects of extracellular calcium and heat stress on synaptic transmission in Drosophila larvae. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26: (2000).

54. Kelty, J.D., Elsen, F.P., Feder, M.E., Ramirez, J.-M. and Robertson, R.M. Effect of prior heat shock on voltage-gated potassium conductance during subsequent thermal stress in neurons of the mouse Pre-B`tzinger complex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26: (2000).

53. Wu, B.S, Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Prior hypoxic stress protect motoneurons from subsequent heat stress in locusts. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26: (2000).

52. Karunanithi, S., Barclay, J.W., Robertson, R.M., Brown, I.R. and Atwood, H.L. Heat shock-induced protection at Drosophila larval neuromuscular synapses does not require Hsp70 induction. Bull. Can. Soc. Zoo. 31: 72 (2000).

51. Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Heatshock-induced thermoprotection of muscle contraction. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25:2175 (1999).

50. Karunanithi, S., Barclay, J.W., Brown, I.R., Robertson, R.M. and Atwood, H.L. Neuroprotection at the Drosophila synapse is enhanced in transgenic animals overexpressing heat shock protein HSP70. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25:1257 (1999).

49. Barclay, J.W., Wu, B.S., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Signalling in nerve and muscle is protected by prior heat shock in locusts. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 124A:S104 (1999).

48. Wu, B.S., Walker, V.K. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock protects circuitry controlling locust flight. SONA Proc. Abstr. #81 (1999).

47. Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Thermoprotection of neuromuscular transmission and escape behaviour in locust. SONA Proc. Abstr. #3 (1999).

46. Barclay, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Heat shock pretreatment protects locust neuromuscular transmission at extreme temperatures. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 24:2112 (1998).

45. Karunanithi, S., Barclay, J.W., Robertson, R.M. and Atwood, H.L. Heat shock affords neuroprotection at Drosophila larval synapses. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 24:2021 (1998).

44. Dawson, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. The great escape; linking motor patterns with wing kinematics. Proc. 5th Int. Cong. Neuroethol. 176 (1998).

43. Robertson, R.M. Neuroecology, heat shock and the locust flight motor. Proc. 5th Int. Cong. Neuroethol. S70 (1998)

42. Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. The capacity for funtional recovery in the flight system of Locusta migratoria following ablation of the tegulae. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 23:1572 (1997).

41. Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Locust flight motor patterns in response to infrared. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 23:768 (1997).

40. Robertson, R.M. and Gray, J.R. Looming detector activity associated with flight steering in the locust. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.23:767 (1997).

39. Willis, C.K.R., Dawson, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Bat-like sounds interrupt thermal avoidance in flying locusts. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 28:133-134 (1997).

38. Shoemaker, K.L. and Robertson, R.M. Motor patterns underlying intentional steering in flying locusts. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 28:118-119 (1997).

37. Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Discrimination of looming object trajectory by a right/left pair of movement detector interneurons in the locust. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 28:77 (1997).

36. Gee, C.E., Wu, B.S., Logue, J.A., Duval, M., Tanguay, R.M. and Robertson, R.M. Effects of heat shock in the locust flight system. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 28:73 (1997).

35. Gee, C.E. and Robertson, R.M. The capacity for recovery in the flight system of Locusta migratoria following ablation of the tegulae. Bull. Can. Soc. Zool. 28:72-73 (1997).

34. Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Heat-shock reduces thermosensitivity of neural parameters in the locust flight system. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 22:1077 (1996).

33. Robertson, R.M., Gray, J.R. and Dawson-Scully, K. Adaptive responses to heat stress in the neural system controlling locust flight. Proceedings 17th Annual conference of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry p.60 (1996).

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Specialized Publications

10. PDF Robertson, R.M. Neuroecology. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 3rd Edition. Ed. G. Adelman and B. Smith. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam. (2004).

9. PDF Robertson, R.M. Locust flight. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 3rd Edition. Ed. G. Adelman and B. Smith. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam. (2004).

8. Gray, J.R. and Robertson, R.M. Sensory coding: extracellular recording from the wing hinge stretch receptor in the locust. In: Student Experiments in Physiology. D.U. Silverthorn, B.R. Johnson, and A.E. Mills. Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco (in press - August 2003).

7. Dawson, J.W. and Robertson, R.M. Motor patterning: electromyographic recording from wing muscles during flight in the locust. In: Student Experiments in Physiology. D.U. Silverthorn, B.R. Johnson, and A.E. Mills. Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco (in press - August 2003).

6. Robertson, R.M. Review of An Introduction to Bioengineering@, Eds. S.A. Berger, W. Goldsmith and E.R. Lewis. Quart. Rev. Biol. 72:510 ( 1997).

5. Robertson, R.M. Insect flight (locust). In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2nd Edition. Ed. G. Adelman and B. Smith. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam. (in press, July 1994)

4. Robertson, R.M. Insect flight (locust). In: Comparative Neuroscience and Neurobiology. Ed. L.N. Irwin. Birkhauser, Boston. pp. 53-54 (1988).

3. Robertson, R.M. Insect flight (locust). In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Vol. 1. Ed. G. Adelman. Birkhauser, Boston. pp. 536-537 (1987).

2. Dumont, J.P.C. and Robertson, R.M. Neuronal circuits and evolution (Reply to a Technical Comment). Science 236:1681-1682 (1987).

1. Robertson, R.M. The anatomy and physiology of organs involved in food ingestion in the lobster, Homarus gammarus (L.). Ph.D. Thesis, St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland (1978).

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