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Eckert Animal Physiology: Mechanisms and Adaptations

  title={Eckert Animal Physiology: Mechanisms and Adaptations},
  author={David J. Randall and Warren W. Burggren and Kathleen A. French},
Eckert Animal Physiology is the essential text for courses exploring the structure, function and evolution of animals. The new Fourth Edition , revised, redesigned and updated, builds on Roger Eckert's earlier success in establishing this book as a classic. Comparing examples and experimental data across a wide variety of animal groups, the authors emphasize the book's central theme: how the bodies of animals function and how evolution has adapted them to their environment. Clear, balanced and… 

The Evolution of Endothermy in Terrestrial Vertebrates: Who? When? Why?

The fossil record of nonmammalian synapsids suggests that at least two Late Permian lineages possessed incipient respiratory turbinates, but this suggests that dinosaurs and nonornithurine birds generally lacked the capacity for high, avian‐like levels of sustained activity, although the aerobic capacity of theropods may have exceeded that of extant ectotherms.

Evolution of the Cardiovascular System in Crustacea

Electrophysiological evidence supports the hypothesis that the archetypal crustacean heart was myogenic, but in more advanced forms this pacemaking mechanism has become subservient to the neural drive from the cardiac ganglion.

Molecular phyloecology suggests a trophic shift concurrent with the evolution of the first birds

  • Yonghua Wu
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Communications Biology
  • 2021
A recently developed molecular phyloecological method is used to reconstruct the diets of the ancestral archosaur and of the common ancestor of living birds to suggest a trophic shift from carnivory to herbivory at the archosaurus-to-bird transition.

Title: Trophic shift and the origin of birds

Birds are characterized by evolutionary specializations of both locomotion (e.g., flapping flight) and digestive system (toothless, crop, and gizzard), while the potential selection pressures

Evolutionary biology of starvation resistance: what we have learned from Drosophila

DrosophILA offers a unique opportunity for an integrated study of the manifold aspects of adaptation to nutritional stress, and the insights from Drosophila are likely to apply more generally than just to dipterans or insects.

Trophic shift and the origin of birds

  • Yonghua Wu
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 2020
The results suggest that the powered flight and specialized digestive system of birds may have evolved as a result of their tropic shift-associated predation pressure.

Chapter 9 Winter biology of centrarchid fishes

Temperate latitudes experience a predictable annual cycle of alternating warm and cold periods that can result in below freezing conditions, ice cover, and alterations to aquatic habitats that

Physiological and behavioral responses to salinity in coastal Dice snakes.

Flatfish (Pleuronectiformes) chromatic biology

  • D. Burton
  • Biology
    Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 2009
The following aspects of flatfish skin coloration are reviewed; the simultaneous production by a single neurone type (adrenergic) of both paling and darkening in different pattern areas through variations in “adrenoceptor transition ranges”.

Ancel Keys Teleost fish osmoregulation : what have we learned

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