Global warming and climate change are growing environmental concerns. The potential impact on freshwater and marine fish is immense, because most fish have no physiological ability to regulate their body temperature. This volume focuses on the effects of temperature at all levels of organization in fish, with particular emphasis on physiological function: cells, epithelia, organ systems, the whole organism, reproduction, behavior, pollutant interactions, ecology and population dynamics. Written by experts in the field, many chapters also speculate on the long-term physiological and ecological implications to fish of a 2-4oC global warming scenario over the next half century.
"...Global Warming is an excellent source for the historical and current literature on fish thermal biology and for learning about the experimental approaches that can be applied to an additional factor likely to have an important effect on the future stability of world fisheries." Jeffrey B. Graham, Fisheries Oceanography
Preface; 1. Temperature thresholds for protein adaptation: when does temperature start to 'hurt'? G. N. Somero, and G. E. Hofmann; 2. Membrane constraints to physiological function at different temperatures: does cholesterol stabilize membranes at elevated temperatures? J. C. Robertson, and J. R. Hazel; 3. The effect of temperature on protein metabolism in fish: the possible consequences for wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) stocks in Europe as a result of global warming I. D. McCarthy, and D. F. Houlihan; 4. Thermal stress and muscle function in fish I. A. Johnston, and D. Ball; 5. Factors which may limit swimming performance at different temperatures E. W. Taylor, S. Egginton, S. E. Taylor and P. J. Butler; 6. Effects of temperature on cardiovascular performance A. P. Farrell; 7. Temperature effects on the reproductive performance of fish G. Van Der Kraak, and N. W. Pankhurst; 8. The effects of temperature on embryonic and larval development P. J. Rombough; 9. Temperature and growth: modulation of growth rate via temperature change M. Jobling; 10. Effects of climate change on cod (Gadus morhua) stocks K. Brander; 11. Temperature effects on osmoregulatory physiology of juvenile anadromous fish S. D. McCormick, J. M. Shrimpton, and J. D. Zydlewski; 12. Effects of temperature on xenobiotic metabolism C. J. Kennedy, and P. J. Walsh; 13. Interactive effects of temperature and pollutant stress S. D. Reid, D. G. McDonald, and C. M. Wood; 14. Behavioural compensation for long-term thermal change L. I. Crawshaw, and C. S. O'Connor; 15. Thermal niche of fishes and global warming J. J. Magnuson, and B. T. DeStasio; Index.