Ocean Acidification and Marine Wildlife: Physiological and Behavioral Impacts provides comprehensive knowledge on how decreases in the pH of the world's oceans is affecting marine organisms. The book synthesizes recent findings about the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on marine animals, covering the physiological and behavioral effects upon marine invertebrates and vertebrates, the potential physiological and molecular mechanism affects, and interactions of OA with other environmental factors. Written by international experts in this research field, this book summarizes new discoveries of OA effects on fertilization, embryonic development, biomineralization, metabolism, immune response, foraging, anti-predation, habitat selection, and the social hierarchy of marine animals.
This is an important resource for researchers and practitioners in marine conservation, marine wildlife studies, and climate change studies. In addition, it will serve as a valuable text for marine biology and animal science students.
1. Physiological impacts of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates
2. Physiological impacts of ocean acidification on marine vertebrates
3. Behavioral impacts of ocean acidification on marine animals
4. Potential mechanisms underpinning the impacts of ocean acidification on marine animal
5. Interaction of ocean acidification with other environmental factors
6. What we know and do not know: impacts of ocean acidification on marine animals
Guangxu Liu is currently a Professor in the College of Animal Science at Zhejiang University. He obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees in marine biology from the Ocean University of China in 2001 and 2004, respectively. In 2009, he obtained his PhD in Marine Biology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr Liu’s research interests mainly focus on the physiological and behavioural impacts of ocean acidification on marine animals and the impacts of ocean acidification on seafood safety. Dr Liu has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as Scientific Reports, Science of the Total Environment, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Environmental Research, and others.