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Global Warming : Implications for Freshwater and Marine Fish - D. G. McDonald

Global Warming

Implications for Freshwater and Marine Fish

By: D. G. McDonald (Editor), C.M. Wood (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th May 1997
ISBN: 9780521495325
Number Of Pages: 444

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Global warming and climate change are growing environmental concerns. The potential impact on freshwater and marine fish is immense, because most fish have no physiological ability to regulate their body temperature. This volume focuses on the effects of temperature at all levels of organization in fish, with particular emphasis on physiological function: cells, epithelia, organ systems, the whole organism, reproduction, behavior, pollutant interactions, ecology and population dynamics. Written by experts in the field, many chapters also speculate on the long-term physiological and ecological implications to fish of a 2-4oC global warming scenario over the next half century.

From reviews of the hardback: ' ... this book is essential reading for anyone working in the fields of fish ecology, behaviour, physiology, and fisheries biology.' R. S. Batty, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Temperature thresholds for protein adaptation: when does temperature start to æhurtÆ?
Membrane constraints to physiological function at different temperatures: does cholesterol stabilize membranes at elevated temperatures?
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
Thermal stress and muscle function in fish
Factors which may limit swimming performance at different temperatures
Effects of temperature on cardiovascular performance
Temperature effects on the reproductive performance of fish
The effects of temperature on embryonic and larval development
Temperature and growth: modulation of growth rate via temperature change
Effects of climate change on cod (Gadus morhua) stocks
Temperature effects on osmoregulatory physiology of juvenile anadromous fish
Effects of temperature on xenobiotic metabolism
Interactive effects of temperature and pollutant stress
Behavioural compensation for long-term thermal change
Thermal niche of fishes and global warming
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ISBN: 9780521495325
ISBN-10: 0521495326
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 13th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.82