Oxidative Stress and Hormesis in Evolutionary Ecology and Physiology

A Marriage Between Mechanistic and Evolutionary Approaches

Authors: Costantini, David

  • Combines┬ámechanistic and evolutionary approaches
  • Provides insights into how and why biological diversity has evolved
  • Richly illustrated
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This book discusses oxidative stress and hormesis from the perspective of an evolutionary ecologist or physiologist. In the first of ten chapters, general historical information, definitions, and background of research on oxidative stress physiology, hormesis, and life history are provided. Chapters 2-10 highlight the different solutions that organisms have evolved to cope with the oxidative threats posed by their environments and lifestyles. The author illustrates how oxidative stress and hormesis have shaped diversity in organism life-histories, behavioral profiles, morphological phenotypes, and aging mechanisms. The book offers fascinating insights into how organisms work and how they evolve to sustain their physiological functions under a vast array of environmental conditions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Historical and Contemporary Issues of Oxidative Stress, Hormesis and Life-History Evolution

    Costantini, David

    Pages 1-38

  • Early-Life Hormesis and Oxidative Experiences Fine-Tune the Adult Phenotype

    Costantini, David

    Pages 39-74

  • Variation in Oxidative Stress Threats and Hormesis Across Environments

    Costantini, David

    Pages 75-109

  • Nutritional Ecology, Foraging Strategies and Food Selection

    Costantini, David

    Pages 111-142

  • Coping with Physical Activity and Inactivity

    Costantini, David

    Pages 143-170

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51303-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oxidative Stress and Hormesis in Evolutionary Ecology and Physiology
Book Subtitle
A Marriage Between Mechanistic and Evolutionary Approaches
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54663-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54663-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54662-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51303-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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