Madsen, a fish ecophysiologist
at Odense University in Denmark, is not surprised, based on his own experiments.
I am amazed that no fish ecophysiologist
from the United States is included in the contributors.
study how the internal workings of the body relate to the environment where the animal lives, in particular to changing environments.
The book will be of interest to fish biologists, ecophysiologists
, and students.
The implications are direct for paleoecologists, ecophysiologists
, and plant geographers who interpret plant responses in relation to environmental gradients.
The functional consequences of variation in plant morphology, physiology, and allocation in different light environments have been extensively studied by plant ecophysiologists
and are well understood (reviewed in Bjorkman 1980; Fitter and Hay 1981; Mooney and Chiariello 1984).
Tropical ecologists and ecophysiologists
have recognized the importance of mist and/or cloud water for tropical forest plants and particularly the epiphytes (Grubb and Whitmore 1966, Sugden and Robins 1979, Cavalier and Goldstein 1989).