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Fish Physiology, Volume 34B: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Internal Processes

  • Provides needed comprehensive content on the physiology of elasmobranchs
  • Offers a systems approach between structure and interaction with the environment and internal physiology
  • Contains contributions by leading experts in their respective fields, under the guidance of internationally recognized and highly respected editors
  • Highlights areas of interest for future research, including perspective on future problems

Series: Fish Physiology Volume: 34B

By: Robert E Shadwick(Editor), Anthony P Farrell(Editor), Colin J Brauner(Editor)

551 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #227186 | ISBN-13: 9780128012864
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Fish Physiology, Volume 34B: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Internal Processes 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.


1. Elasmobranch Cardiovascular System
      Richard W. Brill and N. Chin Lai
2. Control of Breathing in Elasmobranchs
      William K. Milsom and Edwin W. Taylor
3. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in Elasmobranchs
      Phillip R. Morrison, Kathleen M. Gilmour, and Colin J. Brauner
4. Organic Osmolytes in Elasmobranchs
      Paul H. Yancey
5. Regulation of ions, acid-base and nitrogenous wastes in Elasmobranchs
      Patricia A. Wright and Chris M. Wood
6. Feeding and Digestion in Elasmobranchs: Tying Diet and Physiology Together.
      Carol Bucking
7. Metabolism of Elasmobranchs (Jaws II)
      J.S. Ballantyne
8. Endocrine Systems in Elasmobranchs
      W. Gary Anderson

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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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