Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

This book offers a concise view of the interaction of the Amazonian fishes with their environment.

Author: Adalberto Luís Val

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: UCSD:31822023306707

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This book offers a concise view of the interaction of the Amazonian fishes with their environment. The sequence drives the reader from the formation of the Amazon basin and its relationship with fish diversity and variability to the adaptive strategies the fishes have developed to face the environmental heterogeneity of the Amazon. The central part of the book addresses respiratory adjustments to the low oxygen content of the Amazonian waters in all major fish groups. The discussion covers the main anatomical, morphological, physiological and biochemical adjustments in water and air breathing fishes.
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Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

These features lured us to the Amazon in 1981. However, soon after, we realized that the dimensions of these interactions were overwhelming. This book is designed to review aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of fishes of the Amazon.

Author: A.L. Val

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540583823

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 455

The Amazon is a giant piece of "amphibian" land which is the result of complex geological and evolutionary processes. The number of living beings in such a land is difficult to estimate. The interactions between these organ isms and the environment are fascinating but barely understood. These features lured us to the Amazon in 1981. However, soon after, we realized that the dimensions of these interactions were overwhelming. This book is designed to review aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of fishes of the Amazon. The description of the pulsative nature of the environment and the distinct features of the ichthyofauna of the Amazon were central to the main goal. Nevertheless, any complete view is limited by the magnitude of the intraspecific variability coupled with the complex fluctuations of the environment. Thus, we have placed an emphasis on respiratory physiology and biochemistry. The reference list was made as complete as possible, particularly regarding special publications not readily available. We hope that this book is useful for comparative physiologists, tropical biologists, and the people interested in interactions between organ isms and their environment. We are grateful to many people who contributed to the making of this book. Our initial ideas were influenced by Drs. Arno Schwantes, Maria Lufza Schwantes, Jose Tundisi, Anna Emflia Vazzoler, and Naercio Menezes.
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Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

These features lured us to the Amazon in 1981. However, soon after, we realized that the dimensions of these interactions were overwhelming. This book is designed to review aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of fishes of the Amazon.

Author: A.L. Val

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642792298

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 212

The Amazon is a giant piece of "amphibian" land which is the result of complex geological and evolutionary processes. The number of living beings in such a land is difficult to estimate. The interactions between these organ isms and the environment are fascinating but barely understood. These features lured us to the Amazon in 1981. However, soon after, we realized that the dimensions of these interactions were overwhelming. This book is designed to review aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of fishes of the Amazon. The description of the pulsative nature of the environment and the distinct features of the ichthyofauna of the Amazon were central to the main goal. Nevertheless, any complete view is limited by the magnitude of the intraspecific variability coupled with the complex fluctuations of the environment. Thus, we have placed an emphasis on respiratory physiology and biochemistry. The reference list was made as complete as possible, particularly regarding special publications not readily available. We hope that this book is useful for comparative physiologists, tropical biologists, and the people interested in interactions between organ isms and their environment. We are grateful to many people who contributed to the making of this book. Our initial ideas were influenced by Drs. Arno Schwantes, Maria Lufza Schwantes, Jose Tundisi, Anna Emflia Vazzoler, and Naercio Menezes.
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Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Amazon region is in essence, an amphibious landscape, any environmental ... Many fish species have disappeared and others have had their habitat reduced in ...

Author: A.L. Val

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642792298

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 510

The Amazon is a giant piece of "amphibian" land which is the result of complex geological and evolutionary processes. The number of living beings in such a land is difficult to estimate. The interactions between these organ isms and the environment are fascinating but barely understood. These features lured us to the Amazon in 1981. However, soon after, we realized that the dimensions of these interactions were overwhelming. This book is designed to review aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of fishes of the Amazon. The description of the pulsative nature of the environment and the distinct features of the ichthyofauna of the Amazon were central to the main goal. Nevertheless, any complete view is limited by the magnitude of the intraspecific variability coupled with the complex fluctuations of the environment. Thus, we have placed an emphasis on respiratory physiology and biochemistry. The reference list was made as complete as possible, particularly regarding special publications not readily available. We hope that this book is useful for comparative physiologists, tropical biologists, and the people interested in interactions between organ isms and their environment. We are grateful to many people who contributed to the making of this book. Our initial ideas were influenced by Drs. Arno Schwantes, Maria Lufza Schwantes, Jose Tundisi, Anna Emflia Vazzoler, and Naercio Menezes.
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Physiology and Biochemistry of the Fishes of the Amazon

Physiology and Biochemistry of the Fishes of the Amazon

Biology and ecophysiology of fishes of the Amazon. Ecophysiological aspects of Amazonian blackwater litterbank fish communities. Electric signalling and communication in weakly electric fishes (Gymnotiformes) of South America.

Author: Adalberto Luís Val

Publisher: Inpa

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007569002

Category: Fishes

Page: 402

View: 335

Biology and ecophysiology of fishes of the Amazon. Ecophysiological aspects of Amazonian blackwater litterbank fish communities. Electric signalling and communication in weakly electric fishes (Gymnotiformes) of South America. Reproductive biology of piranhas (Teleostei, Characiformes). Larval development in the tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) and the curimatã-pacú (Prochilodus marggravii). Physiological responses to hypoxia and pH changes. Surviving low oxygen levels: Lessons from fishes of the Amazon. Hemoglobin adaptations in Amazonian and temperature fish with special reference to hypoxia, allosteric effectors and functional heterogeneity. Acid excretion in Amazonian fish. The interaction between O2 and CO2 exchange in the obligate air breather, Arapaima gigas, and the facultative air breather, Lipossarcus pardalis. Ion regulation in ion poor waters of low pH. Ammonia excretion in fish adapted to an ion-poor environment. The hemoglobins of two species of the genus Hypophthalmus (Siluriformes, Hypophthalmidae). Control of ventilation in air-breathing fish. Cardiorespiratory function and aquatic surface respiration in Colossoma macropomum exposed to graded and acute hypoxia. Morpho-functional adaptations of gills in tropical fish. Ventilatory flow relative to intrabuccal and intraopercular volumes in two ecologically distinct erythrinids (Hoplias malabaricus and Hoplias lacerdae) exposed to normoxia and graded hypoxia. Aquatic respiration during hypoxia of the facultative air-breathing Holerythrinus unitaeniatus. A comparison with the water-breathing Hoplias malabaricus. Cardiovascular physiology in lungfishes. Oxygen sensing and metablic regulation: short, intermediate, and long term roles. Respiration in fishes of the Amazon: metabolic adjustments to chronic hypoxia. Cardiac energy metabolism in teleosts and marine elasmobranchs: Where do freshwater elasmobranchs fit?. Antioxidant defenses in fishes of the Amazon...
Categories: Fishes

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and their environment : physiological and biochemical aspects / A.L . Val , V.M.F. de Almeida - Val . p . cm . - ( Zoophysiology ; v .

Author: Adalberto Luís Val

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015034303639

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 474

This book offers a concise view of the interaction of the Amazonian fishes with their environment. The sequence drives the reader from the formation of the Amazon basin and its relationship with fish diversity and variability to the adaptive strategies the fishes have developed to face the environmental heterogeneity of the Amazon. The central part of the book addresses respiratory adjustments to the low oxygen content of the Amazonian waters in all major fish groups. The discussion covers the main anatomical, morphological, physiological and biochemical adjustments in water and air breathing fishes.
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Fish Physiology The Physiology of Tropical Fishes

Fish Physiology  The Physiology of Tropical Fishes

This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments.

Author: Adalberto Luis Val

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080454275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 422

The Physiology of Tropical Fishes is the 21st volume of the well-known Fish Physiology series and consists of 12 chapters. The purpose of the book is to consolidate and integrate what is known about tropical fishes (marine and freshwater species). The twelve chapters focus on the physiological adaptations acquired during the evolutionary process to cope with warm and shallow hypoxic waters from tropical and neotropical hydrographic basins as well as with the intertidal and coral reef habitats which occur in abundance in tropical seas. The special characteristics of tropical fish fauna will be issued in order to explain the tropical fish radiation, which gave rise to such extreme fish diversity. This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments. State-of-the-art information on tropical fish physiology Written by specialists working in the Tropics Offers a diverse depiction of the various tropical fishes and the environment where they inhabit 12 innovative chapters covering a concise view of growth rate, biological rhythms, feeding plasticity, cardio-respiratory design and function, diversity of structure, and much more
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Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon Orinoco and Guianas

Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon  Orinoco  and Guianas

A common characteristic of these groups, possibly explaining their success in this environment, is that they don't depend on light to move around.

Author: Peter van der Sleen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400888801

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 292

The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu. Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas provides descriptions and identification keys for all the known genera of fishes that inhabit Greater Amazonia, a vast and still mostly remote region of tropical rainforests, seasonally flooded savannas, and meandering lowland rivers. The guide’s contributors include more than fifty expert scientists. They summarize the current state of knowledge on the taxonomy, species richness, and ecology of these fish groups, and provide references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. This richly illustrated guide contains 700 detailed drawings, 190 color photos, and 500 distribution maps, which cover all genera. An extensive and illustrated glossary helps readers with the identification keys. The first complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas, this comprehensive guide is essential for anyone interested in the freshwater life inhabiting this part of the world. First complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon and Orinoco basins Contributors include more than fifty experts Identification keys and distribution maps for all genera 190 stunning color photos 700 detailed line drawings Extensive and illustrated glossary
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Fish Respiration and Environment

Fish Respiration and Environment

Fishes of the Amazon and their Environments. Physiological and Biochemical Features. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. Val, A.L. and V.M.F. Almeida-Val. 1999.

Author: Marisa N Fernandes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000738056

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 661

Gills of healthy fishes are their lifeline to meet the challenges arising from their changing environment: oxygen gradient, alkalinity, temperature fluctuations and the added pollutants. The diverse and ever changing aquatic environment has a major impact on the organization of various organ-systems of fishes. This book contains seventeen chapters
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Biology of Tropical Fishes

Biology of Tropical Fishes

Biology of tropical fish. The phosphagen system in vertebrate muscles: new insights. Detrended canonical correspondence analysis (DCCA) of electric fish assemblages in the Amazon.

Author: Adalberto Luís Val

Publisher: Inpa

ISBN: UCSD:31822033526286

Category: Fishes

Page: 460

View: 414

Biology of tropical fish. The phosphagen system in vertebrate muscles: new insights. Detrended canonical correspondence analysis (DCCA) of electric fish assemblages in the Amazon. Mechanisms of signal analysis in Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes): the jamming avoidance response and communication. Habitat abundance patterns of fish communities in three Amazonian rainforest streams. Recovery of an Amazonian blackwater fish fauna after extreme drought. The South American lungfish - adaptations to an extreme habitat. Management and diseases of the ornamental fish exported from the Rio Negro basin. Reproductive behaviour and ecology of two species of Cichlid fishes. Feeding habitats of nine cichlids found in Batata Lake (Porto Trombetas, PA, Brazil). Digestibility of seeds consumed by tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum Cuvier, 1818): an experimental approach. Effects of season and arousal state on the novelty response in Gymnotus carapo. Temperature and reproduction in Northern fish. Temperature and responsiveness of teleost melanophores...
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Amazon Basin

Amazon Basin

Other chapters in this book examine the main deforestation drivers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforests, the various factors (i.e., geological age, habitat heterogeneity) that generate and maintain fish species diversity in Amazon floodplain ...

Author: Nicolás Rojas

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215484630

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 671

Amazonian rain forest forms one of the most precious ecosystems and provides habitat for more than 50% of plant and animal species. This unique ecosystem is highly disturbed by human activities, which causes biodiversity losses. Biodiversity monitoring and conservation plays one of the most important roles of tropical environment protection. This book focuses on the assessment of species diversity and species richness in various land use systems. This book also discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Brazilian ecotourism industry and the establishment of an eco-triple helix in the Brazilian Amazon region. Over the past two decades, the international community has become aware of the global and regional environmental risks associated with possible massive forest losses in the Brazilian Amazon. The authors of this book investigate the stochastic and dynamic relationship of land use in the Brazilian Amazon. Other chapters in this book examine the main deforestation drivers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforests, the various factors (i.e., geological age, habitat heterogeneity) that generate and maintain fish species diversity in Amazon floodplain lakes, and the causes and effects of fish contamination due to malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon.
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Fish Physiology Hypoxia

Fish Physiology  Hypoxia

Environmental eutrophication and its effects on fish of the Amazon. In ''Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Fish Physiology, Toxicology and ...

Author: Jeffrey G. Richards

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080877990

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 517

View: 243

Periods of environmental hypoxia (Low Oxygen Availability) are extremely common in aquatic systems due to both natural causes such as diurnal oscillations in algal respiration, seasonal flooding, stratification, under ice cover in lakes, and isolation of densely vegetated water bodies, as well as more recent anthropogenic causes (e.g. eutrophication). In view of this, it is perhaps not surprising that among all vertebrates, fish boast the largest number of hypoxia tolerant species; hypoxia has clearly played an important role in shaping the evolution of many unique adaptive strategies. These unique adaptive strategies either allow fish to maintain function at low oxygen levels, thus extending hypoxia tolerance limits, or permit them to defend against the metabolic consequences of oxygen levels that fall below a threshold where metabolic functions cannot be maintained. The aim of this volume is two-fold. First, this book will review and synthesize the adaptive behavioural, morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies used by fish to survive hypoxia exposure and place them within an environmental and ecological context. Second, through the development of a synthesis chapter this book will serve as the cornerstone for directing future research into the effects of hypoxia exposures on fish physiology and biochemistry. The only single volume available to provide an in-depth discussion of the adaptations and responses of fish to environmental hypoxia Reviews and synthesizes the adaptive behavioural, morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies used by fish to survive hypoxia exposure Includes discussion of the evolutionary and ecological consequences of hypoxia exposure in fish
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Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations

Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations

The Amazon and its main affluents: Hydrography, morphology of the river course, and river types. ... Fishes of the Amazon and their environment.

Author: Pardeep Singh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128183403

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 264

Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations: Technologies, Challenges, Strategies, and Policies addresses issues of water resources—including combined sewer system overflows—assessing effects on water quality standards and protecting surface and sub-surface potable water from the intrusion of saline water due to sea level rise. The book's chapters incorporate both policies and practical aspects and serve as baseline information for future adaption plans in BRICS nations. Users will find detailed important information that is ideal for policymakers, water management specialists, BRICS nation undergraduate or university students, teachers and researchers. Presents tools and techniques that can be used to preserve water resources, including groundwater and surface water Provides geophysical methods to quantitatively monitor physical earth processes associated with water resources, such as contaminant transport and ecological and climate change investigations and monitoring Includes desalination techniques which can solve the issue of scarce drinking water
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Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish

Cardiovascular and respiratory reflexes in the tropical fish (Hoplias ... Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment—Physiological and Biochemical Aspects.

Author: Bernardo Baldisserotto

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128158739

Category: Nature

Page: 358

View: 716

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is the all-inclusive guide to fish species prevalent in the neotropical realm. It provides the most updated systematics, classification, anatomical, behavioral, genetic, and functioning systems information on freshwater neotropical fish species. This book begins by analyzing the differences in phylogeny, anatomy, and behaviour of neotropical fish. Systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine are described in detail. This book also looks at the effects of stress on fish immune systems, and how color and pigmentation play into physiology and species differentiation. Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is a must-have for fish biologists and zoologists. Students in zoology, ichthyology, and fish farming will also find this book useful for its coverage of some of the world’s rarest and least-known fish species. Features chapters written by top neotropical fish researchers and specialists Discusses environmental effects on neotropical fishes, including climate change and pollution Details the phylogenetic occurrence of electroreceptors and electric organs in fish
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Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon

Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon

This happens because, during high-water periods, the flood pulse increases the connectivity between differ- ent habitats, homogenizing their environmental ...

Author: Renato A.M. Silvano

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030491468

Category: Science

Page: 420

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This book provides comparative data on fish ecology and small-scale fisheries between Tapajos (clear water) and Negro (black water) rivers, in the Brazilian Amazon. These rivers are less studied than white water rivers and few books on Amazon fishes have addressed more than one river basin. These data can serve as a baseline to check future changes or impacts in these rivers, which can be affected by development projects, such as highways, deforestation, mining and dams. Besides information on fish biology, the book also discusses fish uses, fisheries and its importance for riverine people, comparing these data for each fish species between sites located inside and outside conservation units. The book is an outcome of the research project ‘Linking sustainability of small-scale fisheries, fishers’ knowledge, conservation and co-management of biodiversity in large rivers of the Brazilian Amazon’, which was coordinated by the editor of this volume and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS).
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Fish Physiology Euryhaline Fishes

Fish Physiology  Euryhaline Fishes

Energy metabolism and osmotic acclimation in teleost fish. In Fish Osmoregulation (eds. ... Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment. Berlin: Springer.

Author: Stephen D. McCormick

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123972323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 594

View: 886

The need for ion and water homeostasis is common to all life. For fish, ion and water homeostasis is an especially important challenge because they live in direct contact with water and because of the large variation in the salt content of natural waters (varying by over 5 orders of magnitude). Most fish are stenohaline and are unable to move between freshwater and seawater. Remarkably, some fishes are capable of life in both freshwater and seawater. These euryhaline fishes constitute an estimated 3 to 5% of all fish species. Euryhaline fishes represent some of the most iconic and interesting of all fish species, from salmon and sturgeon that make epic migrations to intertidal mudskippers that contend with daily salinity changes. With the advent of global climate change and increasing sea levels, understanding the environmental physiology of euryhaline species is critical for environmental management and any mitigative measures. This volume will provide the first integrative review of euryhalinity in fish. There is no other book that focuses on fish that have the capacity to move between freshwater and seawater. The different challenges of salt and water balance in different habitats have led to different physiological controls and regulation, which heretofore has not been reviewed in a single volume. Collects and synthesizes the literature covering the state of knowledge of the physiology of euryhaline fish Provides the foundational information needed for researchers from a variety of fields, including fish physiology, conservation and evolutionary biology, genomics, ecology, ecotoxicology, and comparative physiology All authors are the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields
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Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology

Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology

Limnology and Landscape Ecology of a Mighty Tropical River and Its Basin, ... Val and V. M. F. Almeida-Val, Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environment, ...

Author: Marcelo L Larramendy

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781788011792

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 784

The potential impact of anthropogenic pollutants such as agrochemicals on the environment is of global concern. Increasing use of certain compounds can result in contamination of food, water and atmospheric systems and in order to combat this pollution it is important to be able to accurately monitor the short and long term effects. This book describes the latest aquatic species models used as indicators of the toxic effects of environmental pollutants, including models that have not routinely been used. The book enables understanding of the effects of pollutants in non-target species, and therefore enables analysis of the effects on ecosystems. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in developing new biomarker species with high degrees of ecological relevance. It will serve as a useful resource for regulatory and research toxicologists, particularly those studying freshwater, marine water and sediment environments.
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Fish Physiology The Multifunctional Gut of Fish

Fish Physiology  The Multifunctional Gut of Fish

Studies of the hemoglobins of Amazonian fishes: an overview. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 62A, 257–272. ... Fishes of the Amazon and their Environments.

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080961363

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 431

The Multifunctional Gut of Fish provides a comprehensive synthesis and an integrative overview of the range of gut functions and their implications for organismal physiology. The highly diversified anatomy and functions of the gut, including nutrient uptake, immune barrier function, salt and water homeostasis and respiration, as well as neuroendocrine actions and control are covered in detail by leading authors. In addition, this volume explores the pronounced implications of gut function for whole animal integrative physiology and compensatory demands for non-gastrointestinal organs. As the first comprehensive reference to discuss the diverse morphological and functional adaptations of the gut, this volume provides an excellent resource for comparative physiologists, aquaculturists and biomedical researchers employing fish as model organisms for mammalian physiology. Includes chapters dedicated to anatomical and functional features of the gastro-intestinal tract of fish as well as integrative aspects of gut organ function Includes in depth coverage of recently recognized implications of feeding on salt homeostasis and acid-base balance Provides syntheses of implications of gut function for homeostasis Essential text for those interested in the wide diversity of functions performed by the gut
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Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Fishes of the Amazon and Their Environmental: Physiological and Biochemical Aspects (Zoophysiology). Springer, Berlin, Germany, 224pp.

Author: Sven Erik Jorgensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439845257

Category: Nature

Page: 430

View: 103

Combining background knowledge and practical tools, Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management gives you an overview of how to manage inland waters in a holistic manner. It examines the problems that threaten aquatic inland water ecosystems and presents a set of toolboxes for solving them. The book focuses on lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, wetlands, lagoons, and estuaries, including the predominant freshwater ecosystems as well as saline and brackish ecosystems. Understand Ecosystem Properties and Ecological Processes The book consists of two parts. The first part reviews the basic scientific knowledge needed in the environmental and ecological management of aquatic ecosystems, from limnology and ecology of inland water ecosystems to environmental physics and chemistry. It emphasizes the interacting processes that characterize all inland aquatic ecosystems and explains the scientific considerations behind the conservation principles and their applications. Define the Problems and Quantify Their Sources The second part of the book presents toolboxes that you can apply to achieve more holistic environmental and ecological management. After an overview of the environmental problems of inland aquatic ecosystems and their sources, the book examines toolboxes to help you identify the problem, namely mass balances, ecological indicators, and ecological models. It also discusses toolboxes that can be used to find an environmental management solution to the problem: environmental technology, cleaner technology, and ecotechnology. Integrate Science and Practical Toolboxes to Manage Inland Waters More Effectively This book shows you how to integrate biology, ecology, limnology, and chemistry with the toolboxes in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. It provides a powerful framework for identifying ecological mechanisms that interact with global environmental problems threatening inland aquatic ecosystems.
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