This four volume encyclopedia covers the diversity of fish physiology in over 300 articles and provides entry level information for students and summary overviews for researchers alike.
Broadly organised into four themes, articles cover Functional, Thematic, and Phylogenetic Physiology, and Fish Genomics
Functional articles address the traditional aspects of fish physiology that are common to all areas of vertebrate physiology including: Reproduction, Respiration, Neural (Sensory, Central, Effector), Endocrinology, Renal, Cardiovascular, Acid-base Balance, Osmoregulation, Ionoregulation, Digestion, Metabolism, Locomotion, and so on.
Thematic Physiology articles are carefully selected and fewer in number. They provide a level of integration that goes beyond the coverage in the Functional Physiology topics and include discussions of Toxicology, Air-breathing, Migrations, Temperature, Endothermy, etc.
Phylogenetic Physiology articles bring together information that bridges the physiology of certain groupings of fishes where the knowledge base has a sufficient depth and breadth and include articles on Ancient Fishes, Tunas, Sharks, etc.
Genomics articles describe the underlying genetic component of fish physiology and high light their suitability and use as model organisms for the study of disease, stress and physiological adaptations and reactions to external conditions.
- Winner of a 2011 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for Multivolume Science Reference from the Association of American Publishers
- The definitive encyclopedia for the field of fish physiology
- Three volumes which comprehensively cover the entire field in over 300 entries written by experts
- Detailed coverage of basic functional physiology of fishes, physiological themes in fish biology and comparative physiology amongst taxonomic Groups
- Describes the genomic bases of fish physiology and biology and the use of fish as model organisms in human physiological research
- Includes a glossary of terms
Volume 1 THE SENSES, SUPPORTING TISSUES, REPRODUCTION, AND BEHAVIOR
Sensing the Environment:
Brain and Nervous System Vision Smell, Taste, and Chemical Sensing Hearing and Lateral Line Detection and Generation of Electric Signals
Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, and Movement: The Skeleton The Muscles The Skin Buoyancy, Locomotion, and Movement in Fishes
Reproduction: The Reproductive Organs and Processes
Behavior and Physiology: Social and Reproductive Behaviors Sensory Systems, Perception, and Learning Behavioral Responses to the Environment
Volume 2: GAS EXCHANGE, INTERNAL HOMEOSTATIS, AND FOOD UPTAKE
Gas Exchange: Ventilation and Animal Respiration Control of Respiration Transport and Exchange of Respiratory Gases in the Blood Tissue Respiration
Tissue Respiration: Blood Design and Physiology of the Heart Design and Physiology of Arteries and Veins Design and Physiology of Capillaries and Secondary Circulation Integrated Control and Response of the Circulatory System
The Gut: Gut Anatomy and Morphology Integrated Function and Control of the Gut Osmotic, Ionic and Nitrogenous-Waste Balance Role of the Gills Role of the Kidneys Role of the Gut Nitrogenous-Waste Balance
Hormonal Controls: The Pituitary Hormonal Control of Metabolism and Ionic Regulation Hormonal Control of Reproduction and Growth Hormonal Responses to Stress
Volume 3: ENERGETICS, INTERACTIONS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT, LIFESTYLES, AND APPLICATIONS
ENERGETICS: Food Acquisition and Digestion Energy Utilization in Growth Swimming and Other Activities Energetic Models
Responses and Adaptations to the Environment: Temperature Hypoxia
Physiological Specializations of Different Fish Groups: Hagfishes and Lamprey Sturgeon Bony Fishes Air-Breathing Fishes Pelagic Fishes Fish Migrations Deep-Sea Fishes Intertidal Fishes
Applied Aspects of Fish Physiology: Cellular, Molecular, Genomics, and Biomedical Approaches Toxicology Aquaculture