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The Physiology of Fishes

  • Presents the most recent advances in important topics in fish physiology
  • Covers fundamental subjects such as cardiovascular physiology, intestinal transport, and gill ion uptake
  • Explores ecological, behavioral, and molecular approaches to fish physiology
  • Includes timely topics such as muscle plasticity, metabolism and membranes, oxygen sensing, endocrine disruption, pain, cardiac regeneration, and neuronal regeneration
  • Contains a 24-page full-color insert
  • Provides a Systematic Index as well as a General Index to make the book more useful for those searching for specific information
  • Features new authors from five countries and three continents

Series: CRC Marine Biology Series

By: David H Evans(Editor), James B Claiborne(Editor), Suzanne Currie(Editor)

672 pages, illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2013 | Edition: 4 | #205371 | ISBN-13: 9781439880302
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About this book

Following the success of the bestselling third edition, this newly updated and completely revised fourth edition of The Physiology of Fishes provides comprehensive coverage of the most important aspects of the form and function of fishes. It covers the most recent advances as well as fundamental subjects such as cardiovascular physiology, intestinal transport, and gill ion uptake. Written by an international group of experts, The Physiology of Fishes contains fresh approaches, with completely new treatment of the original topics and the addition of new chapters:

- Muscle plasticity
- Membranes and Metabolism
- Oxygen Sensing
- Endocrine Disruption
- Pain Perception
- Cardiac Regeneration
- Neuronal Regeneration

Two decades after the publication of the first edition, The Physiology of Fishes remains the only published single-volume work on fish physiology. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography, providing readers with the best sources from the primary literature. The fourth edition provides an important reference for aquatic biologists, ichthyologists, fisheries scientists, and comparative physiologists.


Praise for the third edition:

"The new edition of The Physiology of Fishes seems likely to continue the trend of the two previous editions that have each been regarded at the time as the best single reference text for fish physiology [...] The multi-author approach of The Physiology of Fishes works well in providing detailed reviews with a high level of insight. [...] Overall, The Physiology of Fishes provides a series of stimulating and valuable reviews that emphasize future directions for research."
– Anne Brown, University of Exeter & Aquatonics Ltd, Journal of Fish Biology, March 2007, 70

"With this third edition, David Evans (now with coeditor James Claiborne) has improved on his highly successful Fish Physiology volume. [...] Most of the chapters are written by one or two of the leading researchers in the field [...] . All of the chapters have large and up-to-date bibliographies that will be a starting point for further research [...] . it will be ideal for graduate students who have already mastered the concepts and language of comparative physiology. For fish biologists whose days of coursework are over, it will be a valuable resource and reference."
– Stephen D McCormick, Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 82, No. 2, June 2007


Praise for the second edition:

"The high quality of the chapters has been maintained. Lists of reference are extensive and up to date. This book continues to be the best single-volume, general reference to fish physiology. It is a worthwhile investment."
– Malcolm S. Gordon, University of California, Los Angeles, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, December 1998

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Muscle Plasticity
Grant B. McClelland and Graham R. Scott

Cardiovascular System
A. Kurt Gamperl and Holly A. Shiels

Membranes and Metabolism
James S. Ballantyne

Oxygen Sensing
Michael G. Jonz

Intestinal Transport
Martin Grosell

Gill Ionic Transport, Acid–Base Regulation, and Nitrogen Excretion
Pung-Pung Hwang and Li-Yih Lin

Endocrine Disruption
Heather J. Hamlin

Thermal Stress
Suzanne Currie and Patricia M. Schulte

Physiology of Social Stress in Fishes
Christina Sørensen, Ida Beitnes Johansen, and Øyvind Øverli

Pain Perception
Victoria A. Braithwaite

Warren W. Green and Barbara S. Zielinski

Active Electroreception Signals, Sensing, and Behavior
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Cardiac Regeneration
Viravuth P. Yin

Neuronal Regeneration
Ruxandra F. Sîrbulescu and Günther K.H. Zupanc

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David H. Evans, PhD, is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Florida (UF) and adjunct professor at the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL). He received his AB in zoology from DePauw University, Indiana, in 1962 and his PhD in biological sciences from Stanford University, California, in 1967. Dr. Evans has presented over 20 invitational lectures at international meetings and has published more than 130 papers and book chapters.

James B. Claiborne, PhD, is a professor emeritus of biology at Georgia Southern University. He received his BS from Florida State University in 1977 and his PhD from the University of Miami (under the direction of Dr. David Evans) in 1981. He has published more than 100 refereed papers, short communications, book chapters, and edited volumes.

Suzanne Currie, PhD, is a professor of biology and the Harold Crabtree Chair in Aquatic Animal Physiology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. She received her BSc (honors) in biology from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and then went on to earn an MSc and PhD in biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Currie’s research is focused on the strategies aquatic animals use to cope with environmental stress.

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