Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology


Author: George A. Feldhamer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801886953

Category: Science

Page: 643

View: 7034

The Class Mammalia is amazingly diverse, ranging from whales to marsupials to bats to primates. The more than 5,400 species occupy many habitats, with mammals present on all the continents. They are rare only on Antarctica and a few isolated islands. Mammals present a complex set of conservation and management issues. Some species have become more numerous with the rise of human populations, while others have been extirpated or nearly so—such as the Caribbean monk seal, the thylacine, the Chinese river dolphin, and the Pyrenean ibex. In this new edition of their classic textbook, George A. Feldhamer and his colleagues cover the many aspects of mammalogy. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes treatments of the most recent significant findings in ordinal-level mammalian phylogeny and taxonomy; special topics such as parasites and diseases, conservation, and domesticated mammals; interrelationships between mammalian structure and function; and the latest molecular techniques used to study mammals. Instructors: email [email protected] for a free instructor resource disc containing all 510 illustrations printed in Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology, third edition.


Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology


Author: George A. Feldhamer,Lee C. Drickamer,Stephen H. Vessey,Joseph F. Merritt,Carey Krajewski

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415895

Category: Science

Page: 768

View: 6600

Reflecting the expertise and perspective of five leading mammalogists, the fourth edition of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology significantly updates taxonomy, includes a new chapter on mammalian molecular phylogenetics, and highlights several recently described species. There are close to 5,500 species in the class Mammalia, including the blue whale—the largest animal that has ever lived—and the pygmy shrew, which weighs little more than a penny. The functional diversity of mammals has allowed them to play critical roles in every ecosystem, whether marine, freshwater, alpine, tundra, forest, or desert. Many mammal species are critically endangered and present complex conservation and management challenges. This book touches on those challenges, which are often precipitated by overharvesting and habitat loss, as well as emerging threats, such as the impact of wind turbines and white nose syndrome on bats and chronic wasting disease on deer. Among the updates and additions to the fourth edition of Mammalogy are numerous new photos, figures, and cladograms, over 4,200 references, as well as • A completely new chapter on mammalian phylogeny and genomics • Current taxonomy—including major changes to orders, suborders, and superfamilies of bats and rodents • An explanation of the recent inclusion of whales with terrestrial even-toed ungulates • Updates on mammalian structural, functional adaptations, and fossil history • recent advances in our understanding of phylogeny, biogeography, social behavior, and ecology • A discussion of two new orders and thirteen newly recognized extant families • Reflections on the implications of climate change for mammals • Thorough examinations of several recently described species, including Durrell’s vontsira (Salanoia durrelli) and the Laotian rock rat (Laonastes aenigmamus) • An explanation of mammalian biomechanics, such as that seen in lunge feeding of baleen whales • Breakout boxes on unique aspects of mammals, including the syntax of bat songs, singing mice, and why there are no green mammals (unless we count algae-covered sloths) Maintaining the accessible, readable style for which Feldhamer and his coauthors are well known, this new edition of Mammalogy is the authoritative textbook on this amazingly diverse class of vertebrates.

Outlines and Highlights for Mammalogy

Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology by George A. Feldhamer, ISBN


Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428896567

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 4697

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780801886959

Mammalogy, Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619060132

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 6965

Facts101 is your complete guide to Mammalogy, Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


fliegende Kobolde der Nacht


Author: Klaus Richarz,Alfred Limbrunner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440096895

Category: živalstvo - sesalci - Mammalia - netopirji - Chiroptera - prepoznavanje vrst - fiziologija živali - ekologija živali

Page: 192

View: 3321

Ökologie der Wirbeltiere

Vögel und Säugetiere


Author: Werner Suter

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825286754

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 753

Das erste Lehrbuch zur Ökologie der Wirbeltiere Der Wolf frisst einen Elch, der Luchs ein Reh und der Habicht einen jungen Waldkauz. Was bedeutet das für die Bestände der Beutetiere? Vögel und Säugetiere zeigen als endotherme Wirbeltiere viele Gemeinsamkeiten in ihrer Biologie. Ausgehend von den theoretischen Grundlagen der Ökologie und mit einem konsequent evolutionsbiologischen Ansatz behandelt «Ökologie der Wirbeltiere» die Ernährung unter ökophysiologischen und verhaltensökologischen Aspekten, die Fortpflanzung, die räumliche Ökologie auf allen Skalenebenen, Wanderungen, die Populationsbiologie sowie die Interaktionen zwischen Arten, nämlich Konkurrenz, Prädation und Parasiten, und schließt mit einem Kapitel zur Naturschutzbiologie. Die theoretischen Grundlagen sind stets mit den aktuellen empirischen Befunden verknüpft; diesen wird ein großes Gewicht beigemessen. Dieser Titel ist auf verschiedenen e-Book-Plattformen (Amazon, Apple, Libri, Thalia) auch als e-Pub-Version für mobile Lesegeräte verfügbar.

Die Säugetiere Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens

der Bestimmungsführer


Author: Stéphane Aulagnier,Jean Chevallier,Olivier Roth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258075068

Category: Paläarktis West - Säugetiere - Wildtiere - Bestimmungsbuch

Page: 271

View: 2948

The Biology of Small Mammals


Author: Joseph F. Merritt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879500

Category: Nature

Page: 313

View: 7229

Small mammals include those mammals weighing under five kilograms (approximately eleven pounds). Merritt introduces the various species that fall under this heading, then follows with chapters that cover such topics as behavior, modes of feeding, locomotion, habitat use, reproduction, and coping with heat loss.

Grundriss der Klimakunde


Author: Wladimir Peter Köppen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Climatology

Page: 388

View: 9930


gymnasiale Oberstufe


Author: Neil A. Campbell,Jane B. Reece

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783868949001


Page: 748

View: 8497

Die 8. Auflage des Campbell (deutsche Ausgabe BA 11/09) wurde jetzt unter Beachtung der hiesigen Lehrpläne für die Oberstufe bearbeitet und erschien in einem wesentlich handlicheren, schultaschenfähigen Format. Der Campbell hatte sich bereits früher als Zusatzlehrbuch für Leistungskurse Biologie und berufliche Gymnasien mit entsprechend fachlicher Ausrichtung bewährt. Diese für Schulen optimierte Ausgabe ist im Rahmen des Imprints Pearson Schule eine folgerichtige Edition (vgl. auch M. Kölling: "Einführung in Java mit Greenfoot"; R. Hattenhauer: "Informatik für Schule und Ausbildung", beide BA 9/10). Ein Themenband zur Ökologie ist für November diesen Jahres angekündigt. - Vorrangig ist der Band für Bibliotheken mit den oben angesprochenen Schultypen im Einzugsbereich zu empfehlen. Als allgemeines Biologielehrbuch ohne bundeslandspezifische Varianten ist der auch preislich sehr akzeptable Titel aufgrund seines fachlichen Niveaus und seiner grafisch hervorragenden Gestaltung auch darüber hinaus einsetzbar. (2 S)


The Animal Answer Guide


Author: George A. Feldhamer,William J. McShea

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403870

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 9105

Think of deer and the image that pops into most American's minds is that of a white-tailed deer, the most common large mammal in North America. Most Europeans are more familiar with red deer. It may surprise many people to know that there are actually about 50 species of deer found throughout the world. Here, readers will find nontechnical, expert information about the wide range of diverse deer species. Did you know that elk and caribou are deer? Or that the earliest fossils of deer are 15 to 20 million years old? Have you ever wondered whether deer swim, play, or see color? How do deer avoid predators and survive the winter? Do deer make good pets or carry contagious diseases? George A. Feldhamer and William J. McShea answer these and other intriguing questions about members of the deer family Cervidae. From the diminutive pudu of South America that weighs 17 pounds to male moose that weigh close to 2,000 pounds, Feldhamer and McShea explore the biology, evolution, ecology, feeding habits, reproduction, and behavior of deer. They chronicle the relationships between humans and deer—both positive and negative—and discuss the challenges of deer conservation and management. With vivid color photographs and an accessible and engaging question-and-answer format, this easy-to-read book is the go-to resource on deer. Nature lovers, hunters, and anyone curious about deer will find this fact-filled book both fascinating and full of surprises.

Fauna der Kieler bucht


Author: Heinrich Adolf Meyer,Karl August Möbius

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bivalves

Page: N.A

View: 2758

Animal Migration, Navigation, and Homing

Symposium Held at the University of Tübingen August 17–20, 1977


Author: K. Schmidt-Koenig,W. T. Keeton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662111470

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 2547

Ideen Zu Einer Geographie Der Pflanzen


Author: Alexander Homboldt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955075036


Page: 200

View: 9717

Diese Veroffentlichung von Alexander von Humboldt ist die Synopse der bis dahin (1805) durchgefuhrten Forschungsreisen. Er versuchte sich hier erstmals an einer Systematik der weltweiten Geographie der Pflanzen und schuf damit ein revolutioares und weithin beachtetes Werk.


beobachten, bestimmen


Author: Bernhard Seifert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894401702

Category: Ants

Page: 351

View: 4556