Acid-Base Balance and Nitrogen Excretion in Invertebrates

Mechanisms and Strategies in Various Invertebrate Groups with Considerations of Challenges Caused by Ocean Acidification

  • Dirk Weihrauch
  • Michael O’Donnell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dirk Weihrauch, Sandra Fehsenfeld, Alex Quijada-Rodriguez
    Pages 1-24
  3. Francisco A. Leone, Malson N. Lucena, Daniela P. Garçon, Marcelo R. Pinto, John C. McNamara
    Pages 61-107
  4. M. J. O’Donnell, Andrew Donini
    Pages 109-126
  5. Alex R. Quijada-Rodriguez, Aida Adlimoghaddam, Dirk Weihrauch
    Pages 127-150
  6. Sandra Fehsenfeld, Dirk Weihrauch
    Pages 151-191
  7. Martin Tresguerres, Katie L. Barott, Megan E. Barron, Dimitri D. Deheyn, David I. Kline, Lauren B. Linsmayer
    Pages 193-218
  8. Philip G. D. Matthews
    Pages 219-238
  9. Meike Stumpp, Marian Y. Hu
    Pages 261-273
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive overview on the diverse strategies invertebrate animals have developed for nitrogen excretion and maintenance of acid-base balance and summarizes the most recent findings in the field, obtained by state-of-the-art methodology.  A broad range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrate groups are covered, including crustaceans, cephalopods, insects and worms. In addition the impact of current and future changes in ocean acidification on marine invertebrates due to anthropogenic CO2 release will be analyzed.  The book addresses graduate students and young researchers interested in general animal physiology, comparative physiology and marine/aquatic animal physiology. Also it is an essential source for researchers dealing with the effects of increasing pCO2 levels on aquatic animals, of which the vast majority are indeed invertebrates. All chapters are peer-reviewed. 


Na/K-ATPase Ocean Acidification Sodium and hydrogen transporters ammonia excretion digestive tract of insects freshwater and soil invertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Weihrauch
    • 1
  • Michael O’Donnell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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