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Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Polar Fishes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123504463, 9780080918747

Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Polar Fishes, Volume 22

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editor: John Steffensen
Series Editor: Anthony Farrell
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504463
eBook ISBN: 9780080918747
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th October 2005
Page Count: 408
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Arctic and Antarctic Polar Marine Environments Contributors: Arthur L. DeVries and John F. Steffensen

Chapter 2. Systematic of Polar Fishes Contributors: Peter R. Mller, Jrgen G. Neilsen, and M. Eric Anderson

Chapter 3. Metabolic Biochemistry: Its Role in Thermal Tolerance and in the Capacities of Physiological and Ecological Function Contributors: H. O. Pörtner, M. Lucassen, and D. Storch

Chapter 4. Antifreeze Proteins and Organismal Freezing Avoidance in Polar Fishes Contributors: Arthur L. DeVries and C.-H. Christina Cheng

Chapter 5. Respiratory Systems and Metabolic Rates Contributors: John F. Steffensen

Chapter 6. The Circulatory System and its Control Contributors: M. Axelsson

Chapter 7. Blood Gas Transport and Haemoglobin Function in Polar Fishes: Does Lower Temperature Explain Physiological Characters? Contributors: RMG Wells

Chapter 8. Antarctic Fish Skeletal Muscle and Locomotion Contributors: William Davison

Chapter 9. The Nervous System Contributors: John McDonald and John Montgomery


Description

Volume 22 of the Fish Physiology Series is entirely devoted to fishes of high latitudes (Arctic and Antarctic). Three central themes comprise the book: the uniqueness of the physiology of fishes that live in cold polar environments, a comparative analysis of physiological patterns exemplified by fishes that live poles apart and, how fishes differ from fishes living in more temperate and tropical habitats.

Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Polar Fishes highlights the physiological adaptations that evolved to allow certain fish to exploit the frigid, yet productive, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The reader will explore what is known, as well as what remains undiscovered, concerning the fish indigenous to both polar regions. This will be of great interest to physiologists, ichthyologists, and comparative biologists researching low temperature biology, fishery scientists, faculty, graduate students.

Key Features

  • Offers an comparative analysis of the arctic and antarctic polar marine environments
  • Authors answer the question: What is special about the physiology of fish from the stenothermal Arctic and Antarctic environments?
  • Includes nine descriptive chapters, 40 tables and over 80 figures

Readership

Physiologists, ichthyologists, comparative biologists interested in low temperature biology, fishery scientists, and Faculty, graduates students and researchers in these and other disciplines related to oceanography and marine biology.


Details

No. of pages:
408
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2005
Published:
12th October 2005
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123504463
eBook ISBN:
9780080918747

Reviews

"The latest volume of the prestigious Fish Physiology series brings together a group of distinguished workers in the area of polar fish and provides a state-of-the-art survey of our understanding of the physiology of a group of organisms that have successfully adapted to one of the most physiologically challenging marine envrionments on the Earth. In addition to providing a masterly summary of the classical work, the authors also discuss areas of active current research making this the best current review of freezing avoidance in polar fish...it succeeds in providing a thorough, timely and authoritative survey of the physiology of polar fishes. It will find a place in my library and I have already found myself making extensive use of it...an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain for some time the place to go to learn about the physiology of fishes living at high latitudes." --POLAR RESEARCH

"...this volume covers all the major topics in fish physiology, with a special emphasis on the challenges and adaptations of fishes in extreme polar environments. This book is a valuable resource for those with interest in the biology of fishes in Arctic and Antarctic environments, as well as providing a good overview of general topics in fish physiology. The publication of this volume is also timely for anyone with an interest in the effects of global change in polar regions." --FISHERIES

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About the Series Volume Editor

John Steffensen

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Copenhagen

About the Series Editor

Anthony Farrell

Anthony Farrell

Dr. Tony Farrell is a professor in the Department of Zoology & Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Tony’s research had provided an understanding of fish cardiorespiratory systems and has applied this knowledge to salmon migratory passage, fish stress handling and their recovery, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic toxicology. He has over 470 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an h-factor of 92. He has co-edited of 30 volumes of the Fish Physiology series, as well as an award-winning Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. As part of his application of physiology to aquaculture, he has studied the sub-lethal impacts of sea lice and piscine orthoreovirus on the physiology of juvenile salmon. He has received multiple awards, including the Fry Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Beverton Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Medal of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the American Fisheries Society and the Murray A. Newman Awards both for Research and for Conservation from the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre. He is a former President of the Society of Experimental Biologists and a former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Fish Biology. He served as a member of the Minister’s Aquaculture Advisory Committee on Finfish Aquaculture for British Columbia and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada