is mainly animal
evolutionary physiology, particularly
the comparative aspects of osmoregulation and
respiration of intertidal organisms, such as
the euryhaline fishes and crabs. Currently,
I focus my attention to the application of phylogeny
and systematics as the basis for discussing
the morphological and physiological adaptation
for the organisms investigated.
For both fish and crabs,
gills are an organ with multiple functions,
including gas exchange, ion regulation, nitrogenous
waste excretion and acid-base balance. Whether
the compensatory physiological responses have
any evolutionary basis is an interesting question.
I focused on examining the modification and
trade-offs between the gills and other accessory
breathing organs in the air-breathing fishes.
In addition, crabs are one of the most widely
distributed organisms on earth, ranging from
hydrothermal vents, marine, intertidal areas,
estuaries, fresh water and terrestrial regions.
They are particularly suitable for studying