Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians
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Description: Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood.The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibiansaims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon. It is a celebration of the diversity of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioral adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Synthesizing seventy years of research on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all major areas of inquiry, including phylogeny, classification, and morphology; aspects of physiological ecology such as water and temperature relations, respiration, metabolism, and energetics; movements and orientation; communication and social behavior; reproduction and parental care; ecology and behavior of amphibian larvae and ecological aspects of metamorphosis; ecological impact of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and aspects of amphibian community ecology. With an eye towards modern concerns,The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibiansconcludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation. An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.50" tall
|Phylogeny, Classification, and Morphological Evolution|
|Metabolism and Energetics|
|Movements and Orientation|
|Anuran Vocal Communication|
|Mating Systems and Sexual Selection in Anurans|
|Communication and Social Behavior of Urodeles and Caecilians|
|The Natural History of Amphibian Reproduction|
|The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibian Larvae|
|Complex Life Cycles and the Ecology of Amphibian Metamorphosis|
|Amphibians and Their Predators|
|The Ecology of Amphibian Communities|
|Conservation of Amphibians|