Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Structure and Interaction with Environment: Volume 34A

Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Structure and Interaction with Environment: Volume 34A : Structure and Interaction With Environment: Fish Physiology

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Fish Physiology: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes, Volume 34A is a useful reference for fish physiologists, biologists, ecologists, and conservation biologists. Following an increase in research on elasmobranchs due to the plight of sharks in today's oceans, this volume compares elasmobranchs to other groups of fish, highlights areas of interest for future research, and offers perspective on future problems. Covering measurements and lab-and-field based studies of large pelagic sharks, this volume is a natural addition to the renowned Fish Physiology series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 790g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128012897
  • 9780128012895

Table of contents

Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes Vol 34 A: Structure and Interaction with Environment

1. Systematics, Molecular Phylogeny and Evolutionary History

Philippe Janvier

2. How Elasmobranchs Sense Their Environment

Shaun P. Collin, Ryan M. Kempster and Kara E. Yopak

3. Elasmobranch Gill Structure

Nicholas C. Wegner

4. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of Feeding in Elasmobranchs

Cheryl A.D. Wilga and Lara A. Ferry

5. Elasmobranch Muscle Structure and Mechanical Properties

Scott G. Seamone and Douglas A. Syme and Lara A. Ferry

6. Swimming Mechanics and Energetics of Elasmobranch Fishes

George V. Lauder and Valentina Di Santo

7. Reproduction Strategies of Elasmobranchs

C. A. Awruch

8. Field Studies of Elasmobranch Physiology

Diego Bernal and Christopher G. Lowe
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About Robert E. Shadwick

The primary goal of his research program is to investigate environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. The ultimate goal is to understand how evolutionary pressures have shaped physiological systems among vertebrates and to determine the degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. This information is crucial for basic biology and understanding the diversity of biological systems, but much of his research conducted to date can also be applied to issues of aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, as well as fisheries management.
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