Special Issue "Fish Metabolic Physiology in Response to Stress"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Edward M. Mager

Department of Biological Sciences and Advanced Environmental Research Institute, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States
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Interests: metabolic physiology; fish swimming performance; aquatic toxicology; hypoxia; thermal stress; crude oil; PAHs; metals
Guest Editor
Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing

Biological Sciences Department & Marine Conservation and Aquatic Physiology Laboratory, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States
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Interests: developmental physiology; marine fish ecophysiology; stress and metabolic physiology; fish gut microbiome and probiotics; aquaculture and ocean sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The capacity for fish populations to persist in the face of environmental change is largely a function of the inherent genetic variation in the population and individual plasticity of traits critical to growth, survival and reproduction and how they respond to environmental change. Metabolic rate is a functional trait that provides a holistic view of the status of both individuals and populations given that it underlies much of an animal’s physiology and ecology. Consequently, there has been increased interest in both intra- and inter-specific variation in metabolic phenotypes as potential avenues for populations and communities to respond to changing environments, such as those associated with global climate change. This Special Issue will focus on current advances in the field of fish metabolic physiology with an emphasis on the influences of environmental stressors (e.g., hypoxia, temperature, pollution, etc.) on fish metabolic phenotypes. A central theme will be linking metabolic impacts to higher order, ecologically-relevant endpoints (e.g., individual and social behaviors, swimming performance, etc.) that will highlight the resiliency of fish facing environmental stressors in both wild and aquaculture settings.

Dr. Edward M. Mager
Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing
Guest Editors

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  • metabolic rate
  • developmental physiology
  • early life stages
  • aerobic scope
  • swimming performance
  • behavior
  • environmental stress
  • stress response
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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