Environment, antecedents and climate change: lessons from the study of temperature physiology and river migration of salmonids

  title={Environment, antecedents and climate change: lessons from the study of temperature physiology and river migration of salmonids},
  author={Anthony P. Farrell},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={3771 - 3780}
  • A. Farrell
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
Summary Animal distributions are shaped by the environment and antecedents. Here I show how the temperature dependence of aerobic scope (the difference between maximum and minimum rates of oxygen uptake) is a useful tool to examine the fundamental temperature niches of salmonids and perhaps other fishes. Although the concept of aerobic scope has been recognized for over half a century, only recently has sufficient evidence accumulated to provide a mechanistic explanation for the optimal… 

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