Magellanic Sub Antarctic Ornithology

  • Filename: magellanic-sub-antarctic-ornithology.
  • ISBN: 9781574415315
  • Release Date: 2014-06-15
  • Number of pages: 388
  • Author: Ricardo Rozzi
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press

The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world’s southernmost forests, this book contains both original work by Rozzi and Jiménez and the results of a decade of research conducted by the scientists associated with the Omora Park. The first part is a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the Reserve, and a summary of the data recorded for the bird species captured with mist-nets and banded. The information is given in two pages for each species, with English, Spanish, and scientific names, as well as a full-color photo, distribution maps, a table with original morphological information, a figure indicating abundance rates, and a brief description of the species’ main features. The second part is a selection of twenty-two published articles on ornithological research at Omora Park during its first decade of studies, from 2000 to 2010. Eleven of the twenty-two articles were originally published in Spanish and are here translated and available to a larger readership. The reprinting of these articles in one place provides interested scientists, students, and wildlife managers a unique and convenient resource. “This book has two important sources of information: original morphological data and the compilation of all publications about the birds in the southern extreme of South America. I think the book will have great significance.”—Victor R. Cueto, professor of natural sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina “A wonderfully rich and in-depth contribution to Sub-Antarctic Ornithology.”—Julie Hagelin, senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Encylopaedia of Molecular Biology

  • Filename: encylopaedia-of-molecular-biology.
  • ISBN: 9781444313840
  • Release Date: 2009-07-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: John Kendrew
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Encylopaedia of Molecular Biology is a truly unique work of reference. 6000 definitions cover the entire spectrum of molecular life science The complete one-volume guide to understanding the way molecular biology is transforming medicine and agriculture Long and short entries written by over 300 of the world's finest researchers For rapid research or detailed study ... this is the A to Z of the New Biology

Essays in Animal Behaviour

  • Filename: essays-in-animal-behaviour.
  • ISBN: 008049482X
  • Release Date: 2005-11-07
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jeffrey R Lucas
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Recently, the 50th anniversary of the publication of Animal Behaviour has passed. To mark the occasion, a group of prominent behaviourists have written essays relevant to their fields. These essays provide a glimpse of the study of behaviour looking in all directions. History and future aside, it is imperative to broadcast this information from the perspective of the behaviourists who have helped shape both the past and the future. It is important for any field to be both retrospective and prospective: where have we been, where are we going, where are we now? These essays provide a unique personal reflection on the history of animal behaviour from John Alcock, Stuart and Jeanne Altmann, Steve Arnold, Geoff Parker, and Felicity Huntingford. Six topics are reflected on and include: The History of Animal Behavioural Research, Proximate Mechanisms, Development, Adaptation, and Animal Welfare. * Broad range of essays on animal behaviour * Written by leaders in the field * Offers a history of the study of behaviour plus essays on the future of behavioural studies * Contains over 30 full color illustrations * Includes essays on development, mechanisms and adaptive significance of behaviour

Coelenterate Biology 2003

  • Filename: coelenterate-biology-2003.
  • ISBN: 1402027613
  • Release Date: 2005-03-07
  • Number of pages: 565
  • Author: Daphne G. Fautin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume, the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, is organized as the meeting was around six topics. Because several sessions of ICCB7 constituted the 2003 North American meeting of the International Society for Reef Studies, the subject of coral reefs is strongly represented in the section on Ecology. The other themes are Neurobiology; Reproduction, Development, and Life Cycles; Pioneers in Coelenterate Biology; Cnidae; and Taxonomy and Systematics. Ctenophores, as well as representatives of all four classes of cnidarians are among the study subjects of the research reported in this volume. The theme of variability runs through the volume – be it in cnidae, morphology, behavior, neurobiology, ecology, colony form, or reproduction, variability is a major reason these animals are so interesting and challenging to study! This is a must-read resource for anyone doing research – or planning to do research – on cnidarians and ctenophores.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

  • Filename: catalog-of-copyright-entries-third-series.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105011809329
  • Release Date: 1957
  • Number of pages: 1684
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

Includes Part 1, Number 1 & 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - December)

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation

  • Filename: reproductive-sciences-in-animal-conservation.
  • ISBN: 9781493908202
  • Release Date: 2014-08-04
  • Number of pages: 533
  • Author: William V. Holt
  • Publisher: Springer

Reproductive biology is more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems. This book is therefore threefold; (1) it provides a snapshot of the state of the art in terms of species-specific reproductive technologies, whether for individual animals or whole taxonomic groups; (2) it sets the reproductive problems in context and emphasizes the links between animal-based problems and the wider world, e.g. reproductive fitness and (3) it looks forward and presents realistic assessments of how effective some of the more recently developed techniques in reproductive technology might be at combating extinctions. This is a wide-ranging book that will be relevant to anyone involved in reproductive biology or in species conservation and provides provide them some useful perspectives about the real utility of current and emerging technologies. It has contributions from experts in reproduction and related fields.

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

  • Filename: climate-change-adaptation-plan-for-australian-birds.
  • ISBN: 9780643108035
  • Release Date: 2014-05-30
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Stephen Garnett

This is the first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world. It outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change, and provides recommendations on what might be done to assist them and approximate costs of doing so. It also features an analysis of how climate change will affect all Australian birds, explains why some species are likely to be more exposed or sensitive to it than others, and explores the theory and practice of conservation management under the realities of a changing climate. Species profiles include maps showing current core habitat and modelled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat. Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds is an important reference for policy makers, conservation scientists, land managers, climate change adaptation biologists, as well as bird watchers and advocacy groups.

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