Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Polar Fishes: Volume 22

Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Polar Fishes: Volume 22

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123504465
  • 9780123504463

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. Poertner, 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
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Review quote

"...it succeeds in providing a thorough, timely and authoritative survey of the physiology of polar fishes. ...an excellent summary of current knowledge..."
- POLAR RESEARCH

"...a valuable resource...timely for anyone with an interest in the effects of global change in polar regions."
-FISHERIES
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About Anthony Peter Farrell

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.
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