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Physiology and Climate Change
TLDR
Studies of physiological mechanisms are needed to predict climate effects on ecosystems at species and community levels and to help scientists understand the drivers of climate change.
Feeding aquaculture in an era of finite resources
  • R. Naylor, R. Hardy, +8 authors P. Nichols
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 8 September 2009
TLDR
Trends in fishmeal and fish oil use in industrial aquafeeds are reviewed, showing reduced inclusion rates but greater total use associated with increased aquaculture production and demand for fish high in long-chain omega-3 oils.
Differences in Thermal Tolerance Among Sockeye Salmon Populations
TLDR
It is shown that cardiorespiratory physiology varies at the population level among Fraser River sockeye salmon and relates to historical environmental conditions encountered while migrating, and thermal optima for aerobic, cardiac, and heart rate scopes are consistent with the historic river temperature ranges for each population.
The effect of temperature on swimming performance and oxygen consumption in adult sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon stocks
TLDR
It is concluded that high-caliber respirometry can be performed in a field setting and that stock-specific differences in swimming performance of adult salmon may be important for understanding upstream migration energetics and abilities.
The determination of standard metabolic rate in fishes.
TLDR
The main objective was to compare eight methods to estimate SMR and show that 12 h is insufficient but 24 h is adequate, and a list of basic recommendations for practitioners who use respirometry to measure SMR in fishes is provided.
Encyclopedia of fish physiology : from genome to environment
TLDR
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.
From Hagfish to Tuna: A Perspective on Cardiac Function in Fish
  • A. Farrell
  • Biology
    Physiological Zoology
  • 1 September 1991
TLDR
A comparative view of cardiac physiology in fish is taken to provide insights into cardiac control mechanisms and the degree of cardiac plasticity between species to act as a framework for future research.
Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in adult sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon following critical speed swimming
TLDR
The underestimate of non-aerobic swimming costs may require a reevaluation of the importance of how in-river barriers like rapids and bypass facilities at dams, and year-to-year changes in river flows and temperatures, affect energy use and hence migration success.
Cardiac plasticity in fishes: environmental influences and intraspecific differences
TLDR
This research clearly demonstrates the capacity of the fish heart to adjust to short-term perturbations, and shows that it can be difficult to predict how short- term and long-term alterations in cardiac physiology will interact.
The Effect of Temperature Acclimation and Adrenaline on the Performance of a Perfused Trout Heart
Cardiac performance was examined with in situ perfused trout hearts at two acclimation temperatures, 5 C and 15 C. In series I, adrenaline-free perfusion and a cumulative dose response up to 1 μgmol
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