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About this book
About this book
Fish cannot regulate their body temperature and so are at the mercy of the environmental temperature. The potential impact of global warming on fish health and productivity is immense, with great economic and ecological implications. In this multi-authored book, the current state of knowledge on the effects of temperature on freshwater and marine fish is reviewed by experts from a wide range of areas of fish physiology, reproduction, toxicology, behaviour and ecology.
The possible effects on fish of a 2-4 degree celsius global warming scenario are examined, making this of great use to ecologists, physiologists and those involved in fisheries research and management.
Paperback re-issue, originally published in 1997.
Preface; 1. Temperature thresholds for protein adaptation: when does temperature start to 'hurt'? G. N. Somero, and G. E. Hofmann; 2. Membrane constraints to physiological function at different temperatures: does cholesterol stabilize membranes at elevated temperatures? J. C. Robertson, and J. R. Hazel; 3. The effect of temperature on protein metabolism in fish: the possible consequences for wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) stocks in Europe as a result of global warming I. D. McCarthy, and D. F. Houlihan; 4. Thermal stress and muscle function in fish I. A. Johnston, and D. Ball; 5. Factors which may limit swimming performance at different temperatures E. W. Taylor, S. Egginton, S. E. Taylor and P. J. Butler; 6. Effects of temperature on cardiovascular performance A. P. Farrell; 7. Temperature effects on the reproductive performance of fish G. Van Der Kraak, and N. W. Pankhurst; 8. The effects of temperature on embryonic and larval development P. J. Rombough; 9. Temperature and growth: modulation of growth rate via temperature change M. Jobling; 10. Effects of climate change on cod (Gadus morhua) stocks K. Brander; 11. Temperature effects on osmoregulatory physiology of juvenile anadromous fish S. D. McCormick, J. M. Shrimpton, and J. D. Zydlewski; 12. Effects of temperature on xenobiotic metabolism C. J. Kennedy, and P. J. Walsh; 13. Interactive effects of temperature and pollutant stress S. D. Reid, D. G. McDonald, and C. M. Wood; 14. Behavioural compensation for long-term thermal change L. I. Crawshaw, and C. S. O'Connor; 15. Thermal niche of fishes and global warming J. J. Magnuson, and B. T. DeStasio; Index.