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Essential Fish Biology

Diversity, Structure, and Function

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

October 2017

ISBN: 9780198785569

448 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £46.99

Essential Fish Biology provides an introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how this may be affected by the widely contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment.

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An introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how that may be affected by the contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment.

  • Provides a compact and readable introductory overview of the functional biology of fish
  • Adopts a comparative physiological approach
  • Incorporates examples from a wide range of species and habitats, emphasizing diversity whilst recognizing shared attributes with other vertebrates

About the Author(s)

Derek Burton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and Margaret Burton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Professor Emeritus, Derek Burton has always been interested in how things (and animals) function. With a B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Wales and a Ph.D from the University of London (UK) Derek transferred his base to Newfoundland (Canada) where he has continued his investigations in fish physiology. He has taught a wide variety of courses including introductory biology, cell biology, vertebrate biology, comparative animal physiology, fish biology and graduate courses. Major interests are fish neurobiology and colour change; the North Atlantic providing a rich source of exciting problems to study.

Professor Emeritus, Margaret Burton studied zoology and comparative animal physiology at the University of London (UK) and initially focussed on invertebrates with a B.Sc. (Hons) and a Ph.D. On relocating to Canada, Margaret became involved in fish research, including work on both freshwater and marine species, concentrating on hormones. The emphasis shifted to fish reproduction which presented many fascinating areas including the ability of at least some fish species to switch off reproduction and resume it subsequently. Teaching involved a variety of introductory and more advanced courses as well as work with graduates.

Table of Contents

    1:Fish diversity
    2:The Integument
    3:The skeleton, support and movement
    4:Food procurement and processing
    5:Transport: blood and circulation
    6:Gas exchange
    7:Metabolism, homeostasis and growth
    8:Excretion
    9:Reproduction
    10:Integration and control: hormones
    11:Integration and control: the nervous system
    12:Perception and sensation
    13:Special adaptations
    14:Fish behaviour
    15:Obtaining information
    16:Conservation and fish function

Reviews

"This remarkable new book ... will no doubt be recognized as a major accomplishment by fish scholars. It should be required reading for students, in addition to a standard text on ichthyology, and can serve as a valuable reference for professionals... Essential." - J. C. Briggs, CHOICE

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