07 luglio, 2018

MASTERS OF BIOLOGY


 Climate change research has spurred a rising interest in conservation physiology.








This requires knowledge of the circumstances in an animal’s life, under which environmental conditions can lead to stress and perturbed physiological function. Classic physiological experiments to assess physiological function under adverse conditions often contrast the idea of conservation and general animal welfare. Most colleagues thus implement the ‘3Rs’ (Reduce, Replace, Refine) in their experimental planning and many of them also strive to reduce the number of invasive experiments and use non-invasive methodology instead. Yet will it be possible to completely relinquish invasive animal experiments in ecophysiological research? I will present recent examples of both field and laboratory studies in marine fish and invertebrates, in which integrative ecophysiological research has been performed using classic and modern non-invasive methodology on different levels of organizational complexity. I will conclude with suggestions on what is needed for future non-invasive experimental research in integrative conservation physiology in the laboratory and the Field.

Felix Mark
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 Climate change


 research has spurred a rising interest in conservation     


                                                                                 physiology.


This requires knowledge of the circumstances in an animal’s life, under which environmental conditions can lead to stress and perturbed physiological function.
Classic physiological experiments to assess physiological function under adverse conditions often contrast the idea of conservation and general animal welfare. Most colleagues thus implement the ‘3Rs’ (Reduce, Replace, Refine) in their experimental planning and many of them also strive to reduce the number of invasive experiments and use non-invasive methodology instead. Yet will it be possible to completely relinquish invasive animal experiments in ecophysiological research? I will present recent examples of both field and laboratory studies in marine fish and invertebrates, in which integrative ecophysiological research has been performed using classic and modern non-invasive methodology on different levels of organizational complexity. I will conclude with suggestions on what is needed for
future


non-invasive experimental
research in integrative conservation physiology in the laboratory and the Field.


 


 Felix Mark


 Von unterwegs gesendet

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