Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals Hardback
by Philip C. (Professor in Zoology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia) Withers, Christine E. (Senior Lecturer, Curtin University) Cooper, Shane K. (Associate Professor and Head of School, School of Anatomy Physiology and Human Bi Maloney, Francisco (Professor, Departamento de Ecologia, Center of Applied Ecology & Sustainabilit Bozinovic, Ariovaldo P. (Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, State University of Sao Paulo, Cruz Neto
Part of the Ecological and Environmental Physiology Series series
Mammals are the so-called "pinnacle" group of vertebrates, successfully colonising virtually all terrestrial environments as well as the air (bats) and sea (especially pinnipeds and cetaceans).
How mammals function and survive in these diverse environments has long fascinated mammologists, comparative physiologists and ecologists. Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals explores the physiological mechanisms and evolutionary necessities that have made the spectacular adaptation of mammals possible.
It summarises our current knowledge of the complex and sophisticated physiological approaches that mammals have for survival in a wide variety of ecological and environmental contexts: terrestrial, aerial, and aquatic.
The authors have a strong comparative and quantitative focus in their broad approach to exploringmammal ecophysiology.
As with other books in the Ecological and Environmental Physiology Series, the emphasis is on the unique physiological characteristics of mammals, their adaptations to extreme environments, and current experimental techniques and future research directions are also considered. This accessible text is suitable for graduate level students and researchers in the fields of mammalian comparative physiology and physiological ecology, including specialist courses in mammal ecology.
It will also be of value and use to the many professional mammologists requiring a concise overview of the topic.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2016
- Category: Animal physiology
- ISBN: 9780199642717