Written primarily for graduate students and researchers in comparative physiology, this book describes the mechanisms of oxygen sensing, uptake and transport in vertebrates. These fundamentals are further illustrated using important examples of extreme respiratory performance, including diving in mammals and birds, air breathing in fish, and long-term survival without oxygen.
About the Author
Göran E. Nilsson is Professor of Physiology at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. He has worked in the field of comparative respiratory physiology and neurobiology for more than 20 years, and contributed to over 150 scientific papers, books and book chapters.