1st Edition

Research Progress in Fisheries Science

Edited By III Hunter Copyright 2011
    348 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    348 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    A multidisciplinary subject, the study of fisheries science includes the biological study of life, habits, and breeding of various species of fish. It also involves farming and husbandry of important fishes and aquatic organisms in fresh water, brackish water and any marine environment. This new book includes a selection of topics in the field, such as the impact of climate change on tropical fish, studies on the reproductive and mating habits of specific fish, hibernation of Antarctic fish, the molecular makeup of specific fish, and more.

    Impact of Climate Change on the Relict Tropical Fish Fauna of Central Sahara: Threat for the Survival of Adrar Mountains Fishes, Mauritania
    Selection of Reference Genes for Expression Studies with Fish Myogenic Cell Cultures
    Comparative Chromosome Mapping of Repetitive Sequences
    Implications for Genomic Evolution in the Fish, Hoplias malabaricus
    Communities of Gastrointestinal Helminths of Fish in Historically Connected Habitats: Habitat Fragmentation Effect in a Carnivorous Catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco from Seven Lakes in Flood Plain of the Yangtze River, China
    Theoretical Analysis of Pre-Receptor Image Conditioning in Weakly Electric Fish
    Defining Global Neuroendocrine Gene Expression Patterns Associated with Reproductive Seasonality in Fish
    Assortative Mating Among Lake Malawi Cichlid Fish Populations Is Not Simply Predictable from Male Nuptial Color
    Hibernation in an Antarctic Fish: On Ice for Winter
    Evolutionary History of the Fish Genus Astyanax Baird & Girard (1854) (Actinopterygii, Characidae) in Mesoamerica Reveals Multiple Morphological Homoplasies
    Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Fish Revisited: Prevalence, a Single Sex Ratio Response Pattern, and Possible Effects of Climate Change
    Red Fluorescence in Reef Fish: A Novel Signalling Mechanism?
    The Molecular Basis of Color Vision in Colorful Fish: Four Long Wave-Sensitive (LWS) Opsins in Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) Are Defined by Amino Acid Substitutions at Key Functional Sites
    Plasticity of Electric Organ Discharge Waveform in the South African Bulldog Fish, Marcusenius pongolensis: Tradeoff between Male Attractiveness and Predator Avoidance?
    A Fish Eye Out of Water: Ten Visual Opsins in the Four-Eyed Fish, Anableps anableps
    Lateral Transfer of a Lectin-Like Antifreeze Protein Gene in Fishes
    Use of Number by Fish


    Professor William Hunter III has been fishing and studying fish since he was a very small child, as he grew up on a small lake, enjoying what the lake had to offer year round. He transformed his love of fishing into the academic study of marine ecology, with a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a specific focus in ecology and evolution. He has done extensive research in the fields of limnology and the effect of water quality on aquatic life. His work is currently funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he oversees research into the effects of a municipal sewer project on the water chemistry and aquatic life of the New York state lake where he lived during his childhood.