Vertebrate Ecophysiology

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April 2003



Ecophysiology attempts to clarify the role and importance of physiological processes in the ecological relations of species in their natural habitats. Including blood collection and the measurement of plasma components and hormone levels, the basic principles and methods relevant to any ecophysiological study are covered in this text. Examples are collected from a wide range of vertebrates living in deserts, cold climates and oceans. The book is an introduction to ecophysiology for advanced students, as well as researchers in ecology, biodiversity and conservation.


Introduction; 1. Homeostasis: a fundamental organising paradigm in ecophysiology; 2. Stress - the concept and the reality; 3. Basic methods used in ecophysiological studies; 4. Turnover methodology - theory and practice; 5. Case studies of stress - incidence and intensity; 6. Survival in deserts; 7. Torpor and hibernation in cold climates; 8. Marine birds and mammals; 9. Conclusion.


Don Bradshaw is Professor of Zoology at The University of Western Australia, Perth.


"This is a well-written, concise, inexpensive, and practical book that will be of value to all ecophysiological researchers. It will also assist those involved in wildlife management, as the techniques covered in this volume are becoming increasingly common in the field." The Quarterly Review of Biology "This book serves its purpose well--it provides an excellent introduction to the science and methodology of ecophysiology. It will be an important asset to students and beginning practitioners of this important scientific discipline. Highly recommended." Choice
EAN: 9780521521093
ISBN: 0521521092
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Format: kartoniert
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