Bioenergetics Of Aquatic Animals

By Albert Lucas

Bioenergetics Of Aquatic Animals PDF applies bioenergetics to aquatic animals and explores its role in aquaculture and fisheries science. It seeks to provide a compact account of bioenergetics in aquaculture and clarify problems encountered in the areas of fisheries and

 

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Physical Concepts of Bioenergetics
1.1 The basis of thermodynamics 3
1.2 First law of thermodynamics 5
1.3 Second law of thermodynamics 7
1.4 Present understanding of thermodynamics
1.5 Application of thermodynamics to living organisms 12
1.6 Physical measurements used in bioenergetics 14
1.7 Comments and clarification 19
2 Cellular Bioenergetics
2.1 The means of cellular work 21
2.2 The conditions of cellular work 27
2.3 Types of cellular work 29
2.4 The evaluation of cellular work 34
3 Bioenergetics of Organisms: Concepts 
3.1 Analysis of metabolism 40
3.2 Energetic equilibrium equations 47
3.3 Some misconceptions to avoid 51
3.4 Time frame of energy budgets 53
3.5 Indices and efficiencies 56
3.6 Modelling of energy budgets 57
4 Bioenergetics of Organisms: Methods
4.1 The processing of organic matter 65
4.2 Calorimetry 67
4.3 Experimental methods 70
4.4 Ecological methods 76
4.5 Differences between the two measures 78
4.6 Mixed methods 79
5 Bioenergetics of Organisms: Analysis of Results
5.1 Macrobioenergetics 82
5.2 Microbioenergetics 94
5.3 Correlations between metabolism and biomass 98
5.4 Reproductive effort 103
5.5 Factors influencing energy budgets 104
5.6 Summary of the energetics of organisms 108
6 Population Bioenergetics
6.1 Population characteristics 110
6.2 Demographic kinetics 117
6.3 Demographic production 120
6.4 Other elements of the energy budget 125
6.5 Comments on ecosystem energetics 130
7 The Scope of Bioenergetics Applications 
7.1 Applied sciences in the aquatic environment 133
7.2 Production in molluscan aquaculture 137
7.3 Bioenergetics in fish farming 140
7.4 Bioenergetics and fundamental sciences 145
Conclusion
Appendix: Symbols
References
Index

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