Richard Handy

© Richard Handy

The second volume, published in 2010, called Surface Chemistry, Bioavailability and Metal Homeostasis in Aquatic Organisms: An Integrated Approach, crossed the boundaries between biology and chemistry in order to understand the importance of metals in aquatic organisms.

For more information on these books, and other new titles in the series, please visit the Society for Experimental Biology at this link:

His most recent text book was a co-authored volume called Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.

This volume has been well received, some reviews below:

"This is definitely a go to book for those readers wanting a simply delightful and digestible overview of the importance of fish physiology in relation to evolution and variable environments. We know so little about most of the 30,000 or so fishes; indeed details exist for a handful of species. But what you need to know is well covered in this imaginative book. This book has a very bright future." - A.P. Farrell, University of British Columbia.

“The book is compact, overarching, and carries sufficient details to introduce the reader to the fascinating world of fishes and what lies beneath their spectacular colors and behaviors. Its scope embraces their diverse aquatic habitats and the physiological solutions that allow them to live there.” - Integrative and Comparative Biology.

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Academic Works

Richard has authored many academic works of non-fiction. Some recent examples are indicated below.

Richard Handy also co-founded the Essential Reviews in Experimental Biology book series, and edited/authored the first two volumes in the series.

The first volume, published in 2009, Osmoregulation and Ion Transport: Integrating Physiology, Molecular and Environmental Aspects is appreciated by post-graduate students and established academics alike.

He is also the reviews and special issues editor for the Ecotoxicology journal (Springer) and has written special issues on the safety of nanotechnology for this journal, as well as editing special issues for other scientific journals.

Richard Handy is an assistant editor for the Journal of Fish Biology (Wiley). In 2008, the Journal of Fish Biology was ranked as one of the most influential journals of Biology and Medicine over the last 100 years.

Richard was appointed as an associate editor to the Elsevier journal, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety in 2014.

In addition, he has published many scientific papers, and book chapters, on aspects of environmental pollution (ecotoxicology), fish biology, comparative physiology; and in recent years on the hazards of nanotechnology. He has also written magazine-style articles for wider audiences.