Fish Physiology: Behaviour and Physiology of Fish

Fish Physiology: Behaviour and Physiology of Fish

1st Edition - December 13, 2005

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  • Editors: Katherine Sloman, Sigal Balshine, Rod Wilson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504487

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Traditionally, behaviour and physiology have been considered two separate fields of biology with the majority of available literature focusing on one or the other. Recently the need for a multidisciplinary approach to these topics has been realised, highlighted by some of the sessions to be held at the 2003 annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology such as ‘regulation of behaviour’ and ‘mechanisms of behaviour’. The proposed volume aims to bring together these disciplines in a comprehensive review of the available literature. Fish Physiology: Behaviour and Physiology of Fish will be novel in actively bridging these two areas of fish biology together and considering them as inextricably linked. The progression of chapters focuses on different aspects of the life history of a fish, from predator avoidance through to reproduction, each written by scientists currently bridging the gap between behaviour and physiology in their own specialised subdiscipline.

Key Features

  • Multidisciplinary and integrative research in fish biology
  • Written by internationally recognized researchers
  • Encompasses the whole life span of fish
  • A wide variety of inter-related topics presented in a cohesive format


Marine scientists, fish researchers, undergraduate students studying fish behavior, fishery biologists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cognitive Ability in Fish (Victoria A. Braithwaite)
    2. Communication (Gil G. Rosenthal and Phillip S. Lobel)
    3. The Physiology of Antipredator Behaviour: What You do With What You’ve Got (Mark Abrahams)
    4. Effects of Parasites on Fish Behaviour: Interactions with Host Physiology (Iain Barber and Hazel A. Wright)
    5. Social Interactions (Jörgen I. Johnsson, Svante Winberg and Katherine A. Sloman)
    6. Circadian Rhythms in Fish (Irina V. Zhdanova and Stéphen G. Reebs)
    7. Behavioural Physiology of Fish Migrations: Salmon as a Model Approach (Scott G. Hinch, Steven J. Cooke, Michael C. Healey and A. P. (Tony) Farrell)
    8. Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Fish (Rui F. Oliveira)
    9. Reproductive Pheromones (Norm Stacey and Peter Sorensen)
    10. Anthropogenic Impacts on Behaviour and Physiology (Katherine A. Sloman and Rod W. Wilson)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: December 13, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504487

About the Editors

Katherine Sloman

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Plymouth, Devon, U.K.

Sigal Balshine

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Exeter, Devon, U.K.

Rod Wilson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Exeter, Devon, U.K.

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