Rather than a loosely connected list of facts/topics, this book addresses virtually every field that involves the use of developing animals in environmental science. In doing so, it will help define the scientific collective within these fields to both those readers who are "outside" of a particular field (students and professionals alike) and those who work within said field, where multiple iterations of the same job description exist. Both the content and choice of authors fully support this goal, as the editors and contributing authors represent contemporary thought and experimentation in their respective fields - ranging from developmental physiology through environmental toxicology to medicine. As such, this work will appeal to a broad audience, including any scientist or trainee interested in the nexus of environment, development and physiology.
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Dr. Warren Burggren, University of North Texas, Denton, TX Dr. Ben Dubansky, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Introduction.- Current Trends and Perspectives in Environmental Developmental Physiology.- Experimental Approaches.- Section Introduction.- The Opportunities and Limitations of Laboratory versus Field Approaches.- Adverse Outcome Pathways and Systems Integration.- Multivariate Experimental Designs in Environmental Developmental Physiology.- Emerging Data Bases and Data Management Plans.- Case Study: Research Consortia and the Art of Collaboration.- Multiple environmental stressors, their interactions and the complex responses they evoke.- Section Introduction.- Multiple Stressor Interactions.- Multiple System Interactions.- Integrated Responses from the Molecular to the Population Level.- Case Study: Developmental Physiology at High Altitude.- Plasticity in developmental time and space.- Section Introduction.- Active and Passive Responses to the Environment in Developing Animals: Costs and Benefits.- Epigenetics in Environmental Developmental Physiology.- Developmental Windows.- Developmental Plasticity and Heterokairy.- Case Study: Larval Development in Fishes.
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