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Extremophile Fishes

Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology of Teleosts in Extreme Environments

Editors: Riesch, Rüdiger, Tobler, Michael, Plath, Martin (Eds.)

  • This book sheds new light on the biology of extremophile fishes and the different kinds of extreme environments they inhabit
  • It covers some of the best-studied cases of extremophile fishes and provides an overview over the key adaptations enabling them to survive under extreme conditions
  • Readers will discover novel perspectives on the origin and evolution of life and particular attention is given to predicting ecosystem-wide responses to pollution and climate change
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About this book

This book summarizes the key adaptations enabling extremophile fishes to survive under harsh environmental conditions. It reviews the most recent research on acidic, Antarctic, cave, desert, hypersaline, hypoxic, temporary, and fast-flowing habitats, as well as naturally and anthropogenically toxic waters, while pointing out generalities that are evident across different study systems. Knowledge of the different adaptations that allow fish to cope with stressful environmental conditions furthers our understanding of basic physiological, ecological, and evolutionary principles. In several cases, evidence is provided for how the adaptation to extreme environments promotes the emergence of new species. Furthermore, a link is made to conservation biology, and how human activities have exacerbated existing extreme environments and created new ones. The book concludes with a discussion of major open questions in our understanding of the ecology and evolution of life in extreme environments.

Reviews

“The volume has been carefully edited so that each of the 10 chapters that cover a type of extremophilia touches on a similar set of points. … The strengths of this book include its emphasis on integrative combinations of disciplines in each chapter, the breadth of interesting case studies, and the diverse expertise of the authors. … I recommend it to anyone building a library on research in fishes.” (Eric T. Schultz, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 90 (4), December, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Extremophile Fishes: An Introduction

    Plath, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Low-Oxygen Lifestyles

    Chapman, Lauren J.

    Pages 9-33

  • The Adaptive Radiation of Notothenioid Fishes in the Waters of Antarctica

    Matschiner, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Desert Environments

    Hillyard, Stanley D. (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Hypersaline Environments

    Laverty, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13362-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13361-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34889-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extremophile Fishes
Book Subtitle
Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology of Teleosts in Extreme Environments
Editors
  • Rüdiger Riesch
  • Michael Tobler
  • Martin Plath
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13362-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13362-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13361-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34889-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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