Fish Physiology: Tuna: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123504432, 9780080953175

Fish Physiology: Tuna: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution, Volume 19

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Barbara Block Greg Stevens
Serial Editors: William Hoar David Randall Anthony Farrell
eBook ISBN: 9780080953175
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th October 2001
Page Count: 468


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This book is a multidisciplinary volume that overviews the most recent literature covering the physiology, biomechanics, evolution, and ecology of tunas. It examines critical areas of molecular and organismal physiology, phylogeny, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Recently developed techniques for electronic tagging of fish are presented. The book covers all aspects of tuna biology, from metabolism and cardiovascular research to reproductive biology.

Key Features

  • Contains a comprehensive review of tuna biology
  • Provides a synthesis of archival and pop-up satellite tag technology in tunas
  • Covers the phylogenetics of modern tunas
  • Includes color plates on morphology, physiology, ecology, and oceanography


Fish and comparative physiologists.


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" The Fish Physiology Series has set a very high standard of quality from its first volume published in 1969 ... and has become increasingly more focused in their subject treatments." -Copeia

About the Serial Volume Editors

Barbara Block Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.

Greg Stevens Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

About the Serial Editors

William Hoar Serial Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

David Randall Serial Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China

Anthony Farrell Serial Editor

Tony Farrell is a graduate of Bath University, where he was fortunate to study with Peter Lutz. His fortunes grew further when he moved in 1974 to Canada and the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia to complete his Ph.D. degree under the superb tutelage of Dave Randall. In 2004, Tony returned to UBC when he accepted an endowed research chair in Sustainable Aquaculture.

In between these positions at UBC, Tony was employed at the University of Southern California (PDF), the University of New Brunswick (sessional lecturer), Mount Allison University (first real job) and Simon Fraser University (moving through the ranks to a full professor). In addition to highly controlled laboratory experiments on fish cardiorespiratory physiology, Tony is committed to working on animals in their own environment. Therefore, his research on fish physiology has taken him on an Alpha Helix expedition to the Amazon, the University of Gothenburg and the Kristineberg Marine Research Station in Sweden, the Portobello Marine Biological Station in New Zealand, the University of Christchurch and Massey University in New Zealand, the Bamfield Marine Science Station and the Huntsman Marine Station in Canada, the University of Aarhus in Denmark, the University of Adelaide Charles and Darwin University in Australia, and to the Danish Arctic Marine Station on Disco Island in Greenland. These travels have allowed him to work and with many superb collaborators word-wide, as well as study the physiology of over 70 different species of fish. Tony has received a number of awards for his scientific contributions: an honorary degree from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden; Awards of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society for Fish Physiology, Conservation and Management; the Fry Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists; and the Beverton Medal from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada