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The Physiology of Dolphins
1st Edition - October 20, 2023
Editors: Andreas Fahlman, Sascha K. Hooker
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The Physiology of Dolphins explains the complex physiological problems of dolphins that are largely driven by technological developments of biologging tools. Sections cover the… Read more
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The Physiology of Dolphins explains the complex physiological problems of dolphins that are largely driven by technological developments of biologging tools. Sections cover the complete physiology of the mammal and include information on current threats for dolphins and whales from environmental pressures such as climate change, overfishing, pollution and our increasing human presence in the ocean. Users will find a collection of review chapters from leaders in the field of dolphin ecophysiology, making this comprehensive resource essential for instructors, researchers, and graduate students interested in the physiological and anatomical adaptations that make life possible for this charismatic marine mammal.
This is an excellent reference providing easy to follow details of the latest available research methods and technologies that is expanding the field of physiology in marine mammals.</P>
Describes complex subjects such as the neural control of the dive response and how compression affects gas exchange
Include studies of cardiorespiratory and sensory physiology of wild dolphins and other cetacean species
Includes flow charts, diagrams and other visual representations to best describe the sequence of movements or actions in a complex system or activity
Early career professionals and senior, researchers/professionals in marine science/biology/marine mammals/dolphins, Upper-level grad and graduate students/academics
1. Introduction 2. Metabolism and energy use3. Neurophysiology 4. Cardiac physiology, circulation5. Respiratory physiology/lung function6. Sensory physiology (hearing, smell, vision) 7. Endocrinology, immune function, and baseline hematology8. Reproductive physiology 9. Liver and kidney function10. Thermoregulation 11. Locomotion Anatomy, muscle 12. Diving physiology 13. Comparison with man14. Human impacts (TBD)
No. of pages: 320
Published: October 20, 2023
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardback ISBN: 9780323905169
Andreas Fahlman, is currently a Senior Researcher for Global Diving Research, Inc. Ottawa, Canada and Researcher for Fundacion Oceanografic; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Spain; He’s had several positions over the past 20 years including, professional affiliations as Adjunct professor at Duke University, Woods Hole, Oceanographic Institution, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and University of Southern Florida. He has over 20 years of research and teaching experience in diving physiology, and over 10 years experience on cardiorespiratory physiology of dolphins. He’s won several awards and grants to investigate cardiorespiratory physiology in dolphins and medium sized cetaceans has published ~100 peer reviewed publications, and one book chapter in Marine Mammal Physiology.
Affiliations and expertise
Senior Researcher, Global Diving Research, Inc., Ottawa, Canada and Researcher, Fundacion Oceanografic, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Sascha K. Hooker
Sascha Hooker, is a Research Professor at the University of St Andrews, UK and Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews. Dr. Hooker has over 25 years experience working on marine mammal biology and won awards by the Zoological Society of London Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation (2018); He is an editor on several journals and a reviewer for 40 journals and 8 funding agencies. He is an invited conference and workshop speaker and organizer (2001, 2005, 2015) and a co-author of book ‘Whales: their past, present and future’. 2017 published by the Natural History Museum, UK.
Affiliations and expertise
Research Professor, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, UK