Comparative Vertebrate Exercise Physiology: Phyletic Adaptations, Volume 38B (Advances in Veterinary Science & Comparative Medicine Vol. 3)

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Each group of vertebrates is exemplified by widely different physiological adaptations to the needs of exercise. This book presents taxonomically focused discussions of these adaptations of particular lineages. Separate chapters, written by the leading authorities in the study of exercise performance, discuss the physiology of exercise in fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. A companion volume discusses the patterns of exercise physiology common to all vertebreates. Together, they synthesize an extensive literature on the myriad metabolic, morphological, and mechanical factors that typify the diversity of vertebrate exercise physiology.

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Jim Jones received his B.A. (1974), B.S. (1974), and M.S. (1976) degrees from the University of Arizona in biology and wildlife ecology. He studied under Knut Schmidt-Nielsen at Duke University, where he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1979. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1980, and then earned a D.V.M. from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 1983. Dr. Jones was a Lecturer in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University (1983-1996), and since then he has been an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Departments of Physiological Sciences and Surgical and Radiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.Dr. Jones is currently Chair of the Physiology Graduate Group at Davis, was the first recipient of the American Physiological Society's Scholander Award for Comparative Physiology, and has been on the organizing committees for the first two American Physiological Society Conferences on the Integrative Biology of Exercise. His research interests include respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, energetic, thermoregulatory, environmental, and allometric aspects of comparative physiology, particularly as they apply to exercising animals and understanding the physiological basis for limitations to performance.

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