Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives

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    Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives is an award-winning and groundbreaking exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy, systematics, physiology, and ecology of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera.... Toon meer
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    AuteursJeffrey C Carrier, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Michael R. Heithaus & Kara E. Yopak
    UitgeverCRC Press
    Formaat234 x 156 mm
    AfbeeldingenIllustraties, lijntekeningen en tabellen
    Jaar van uitgave  2022

    Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives is an award-winning and groundbreaking exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy, systematics, physiology, and ecology of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera. This edition presents current research as well as traditional models, to provide future researchers with solid historical foundations in shark research as well as presenting current trends from which to develop new frontiers in their own work. 

    Traditional areas of study such as age and growth, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, sensory biology, and ecology are updated with contemporary research that incorporates emerging techniques including molecular genetics, exploratory techniques in artificial insemination, and the rapidly expanding fields of satellite tracking, remote sensing, accelerometry, and imaging.

    With two new editors and 90 contributors from the US, UK, South Africa, Portugal, France, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Palau, United Arab Emirates, Micronesia, Sweden, Argentina, Indonesia, Cameroon, and the Netherlands, this third edition is the most global and comprehensive yet. It adds six new chapters representing extensive studies of health, stress, disease and pathology, and social structure, and continues to explore elasmobranch ecological roles and interactions with their habitats. The book concludes with a comprehensive review of conservation policies, management, and strategies, as well as consideration of the potential effects of impending climate change.

    Presenting cohesive and integrated coverage of key topics and discussing technological advances used in modern shark research, this revised edition offers a well-rounded picture for students and researchers.

    Table of Contents

    1. Bridging the Gap between Chondrichthyan Paleobiology and Biology / Lisa Whitenack, Sora Kim
    2. Taxonomy and Systematics of Extant Elasmobranchs / Will White, Lei Yang, Shannon Corrigan, Gavin Naylor
    3. Biomechanics, Movement, and Biomimetics / Marianne Porter, Misty Paig-Tran, Mason Dean
    4. Advances in Chondrichthyan Neurobiology / Kara Yopak
    5. Stress Responses, Health, and Diseases of Chondrichthyan Fishes / Joanna Borucinska, Gregg Skomal
    6. Disease, Pathology, Microbiological Impacts / Alisa L. Newton, Kimberly Ritchie
    7. Elasmobranch Energetics / Adrian Gleiss, Jason Treberg, Evan Byrnes, Karissa Lear
    8. Advances in the Sensory Biology of Elasmobranchs / Steve Kajiura, Tricia Meredith, Christine Bedore, Kyle Newton
    9. Advances in Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes / Al Harry, Jon Smart
    10. Developmental Biology of Chondrichthyan Fishes: Updates and Selected Topics / Carl Luer, Jen Wyffels
    11. Population Structure and Connectivity / Colin Simpfendorfer, Madeline Green, Floriann Devloo-Delva
    12. Feeding Strategies / Samantha Munro, Lauren Myer
    13. Mating Systems / Aletta Bester-van der Merwe, Kebin Feldheim, Dovi Kacev, Kady Lyons
    14. Reproductive Endocrinology and Artificial Insemination in Chondrichthyan Fishes / Jen Wyffels, Gisele Mantano, Linda Penfold
    15. Ecological Roles of Elasmobranchs and Their Importance / Mike Heithaus
    16. Movement Ecology / Chris Mull, Vinay Udyawer, Ross Dwyer, Samantha Andrzejazek
    17. Social Lives of Sharks and Rays: Social Forms, Function, and Ecological Significance of Associations / Yannis Papastamitou, Johann Mourier, Catarina Vila Pouca, David M.P. Jacoby
    18. Freshwater and Omnihaline Elasmobranchs / Peter Kyne, Luis Lucifora
    19. Deepwater Chondrichthyans / Charles Cotton, Brittany Finucci, Christian Capape, Gustavo Chiaramonte, R. Dean Grubbs, Bineesh Kinattumkara, Teresa Moura, Sho Tanaka
    20. Chondrichthyans of Coral Reef Environments / Demian Chapman, Michelle Heupel, Colin Simpfendorfer, Mark Meekan, Euan Harvey, Aaron MacNeil, Michael Heithaus
    21. Conservation Biology of Chondrichthyan Fishes / Lindsay Davidson, Vanessa Jaiteh
    22. Climate Change and Sharks / Jodie Rummer, Ian Bouyoucos, Carolyn Wheeler, Catarina Santos, Rui Rosa,
    23. Elasmobranch Conservation Policy: Progress and Priorities / Sonja Fordham, Julia Lawson, Olga Koubrak
    24. Strategies for Limiting Fishing Mortality and By-catch Reduction / John Mandelman, Jeff Kneebone, Jefferson Murua, Alexia Morgan
    25. Assess, Plan, Act: Transitioning Science to Save Flat Sharks / Nick Dulvy, Colin Simpfendorfer, Sonja Fordham




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