research staff listing

A Photo of  Patricia Rivera

Contact Information

Institute of Marine Science
132 Irving II
P.O. Box 757220
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
Phone: (907) 474-6312
Fax: (907) 474-7204
pat@alaska.edu

Patricia Rivera

Chemical Oceanography • Marine Mammals

Specialties

  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Water Chemistry

Education

  • B.S. 1988 Florida Institute of Technology (Marine Biology)
  • M.S. 1997 University of Alaska Fairbanks (Marine Biology)

Publications

Ma YL, Zhu X, Rivera PM, Toien O, Barnes BM, Lamanna JC, Smith MA, Drew KL., Absence of cellular stress in brain after hypoxia induced by arousal from hibernation in Arctic ground squirrels. American Journal of Physiology; Regulatory, Integrative Comparative Physiology. 2005 Nov; 289(5):R1297-306.

Hermes-Lima R, Ramos-Vasconcelos GR, Cardoso LA, Orr AL, Rivera PM, & Drew KL (2004). Animal adaptability to oxidative stress - gastropod estivation and mammalian hibernation. In: Life in the Cold:Evolution, Mechanisms, Adaptation, and Application. Twelfth International Hibernation Symposium, pp. 585-593. Biological Papers of the University of Alaska, Canada.

Ma YL, Rice ME, Chao ML, Rivera PM, Zhao HW, Ross AP, Zhu X, Smith MA, Drew KL, 2004. Ascorbate Distribution during Hibernation is Independent of Ascorbate Redox State. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Aug 15, 37(4):511-20.

Drew, KL; Toien, O; Rivera, PM; Smith, MA; Perry, G; Rice, ME. 2002. Role of the antioxidant ascorbate in hibernation and warming from hibernation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology; Toxicology & Pharmacology. Vol. 133(4):483-92.

Castellini, MA; Rivera, PM; Castellini, JM. 2002. Biochemical aspects of pressure tolerance in marine mammals. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology; Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Vol. 133(3):893-899.

Castellini, MA; Castellini, JM; Rivera, PM. 2001. Adaptations to pressure in the RBC metabolism of diving mammals. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Vol. 129(4):751-757.

Rivera, P.M., and M.A. Castellini. Biochemical Adaptations to Asphyxia and Increased Hydrostatic Pressure Compared Among Seal and Terrestrial Species. A thesis presented to the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, March 1997.

Reports

Rivera, P.M., and K.O. Coyle. 1991. Mussel Histology. In R.C. Highsmith et al. Coastal Habitat Study Number 1: Phase II. Draft preliminary status report. Submitted to Trustees Management Team.

Rivera, P.M. 1991. Histological Analysis of Macoma balthica Spawning Activity, Dayville Flats, Port Valdez. In A.S. Naidu et al. Macoma balthica monitoring study at Dayville Flats, Port Valdez. Annual Report submitted to Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Anchorage. Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Rivera, P.M., and K.O. Coyle. 1990. Mussel Histology. In R.C. Highsmith et al. Coastal Habitat Study Number 1: Phase II. Draft preliminary status report. Submitted to Trustees Management Team.