CABI Climate Change and Fish Health Series

Climate Change and Non-infectious Fish Disorders

January 2020
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  • Published
    9th January 2020
  • ISBN 9781786393982
  • Language English
  • Pages 296 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

Freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems are particularly impacted by the effects of climate change and global warming. A global rise in water temperature and acidification of the aquatic environment will continue even if we can significantly reduce the current output of greenhouse gasses. Increases in water temperature will affect the life cycle, physiology, behaviors, distribution and community structure of aquatic organisms, especially fish.

This important text on climate change, and its effects on selected non-infectious disorders of fish, contains contributions by internationally recognized experts who have contributed significantly to our knowledge in this area. Comprehensive and thought provoking, the text details abiotic and biotic environmental changes associated with climate change and their effects on fish in tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. It proceeds to cover in detail developmental, physiological and metabolic disorders of fish.

Outlining both current and expected changes in aquaculture systems due to climate change, plus suggestions for further studies, this contemporary text is key reading for biologists, aquatic ecologists, fish health consultants, veterinarians, policy makers and all those involved in fish health and the environment.

Section I: Climate Change
1: An Overview with Discussions on Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems in North America
2: Tropical Marine and Brackish (e.g. estuaries, mangrove swamps) Ecosystems

    Section II: Developmental and Physiological Fish Disorders
    3: Skeletal Abnormalies
    4: Neoplasms
    5: Feeding and its Regulation
    6: Nutritional and Metabolic
    7: Behaviour including Fish Migration
    8: Stress including Osmotic Stress
    9: Ionic Regulation
    10: Excess Dissolved Gases and Gas Bubble Disease
    11: Immune System

    Patrick T. K. Woo

    Patrick T. K. Woo has been a faculty member at the University of Guelph (UoG) since 1974. He was also Director, Axelrod Institute of Ichthyology, and in 2005 UoG Senate elected him University Professor Emeritus. Prior to 1974 he was MRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Ballard Fellow, UoG; FAO Andre Mayer Research Fellow, East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization and Serengeti Research Institute; and IDRC Consultant/Scientist, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research. His other appointments (1985-2010) include as NUS Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore, and as short-term Visiting Professor/Scientist at 16 Universities/Institutes in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Patrick was Plenary/Symposium speaker at 44 conferences, recipient of The Robert Wardle Award, and elected Fellow, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is editor-in-chief of a journal, member of three editorial boards; and has published 194 scientific papers, 19 reviews in conference proceedings, 15 book chapters, and eight books.

    George K. Iwama

    George K. Iwama began his academic career at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as an Assistant Professor (1987), Associate Professor (1991) and Professor (1996). He went on to serve the National Research Council of Canada as Director General of the Institute of Marine Biosciences in Halifax (2000). During his tenure there, he led the initiation of NRC's newest Institute on Prince Edward Island, the Institute of Nutrisciences and Health (2003). He returned to Academia in 2004 in senior administrative roles at Acadia University (Dean of Science, 2004; Vice President Academic 2006) and Carleton University (Dean of Science 2007). George served the University of Northern British Columbia as President and Vice-Chancellor (2009). Most recently, George was the Executive Vice President at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (2014). He has returned to Canada where he is an Adjunct Professor of Zoology at UBC and consults in tertiary education. His work has been supported by a variety of public and private funding sources. Support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Killam Foundation are gratefully acknowledged. George was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. He has published 141 papers, 1 letter, 45 conference proceedings and edited 2 books. He has applied the outcomes of this research to areas such as aquaculture and environmental issues.