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Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

Animal AthletesAn Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This work examines the wonders of animal athletics, both from an ecological perspective and from an evolutionary perspective. Animals are remarkable for their amazing abilities to perform tasks such ... More

Animal EvolutionInterrelationships of the Living Phyla

Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Claus Nielsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of evolution in the animal kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from ... More

Animal Eyes

Animal Eyes

Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199581139
eISBN:
9780191774652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581139.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book provides a comparative account of all the types of eye in the animal kingdom. It gives an outline of the structure and function of each kind of eye, with an emphasis on the nature of the ... More

Animal Locomotion

Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More

Animal MigrationA Synthesis

Animal Migration: A Synthesis

E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book takes a comparative, integrated view of migration, linking evolution with ecology and management, theory with empirical research, and embracing all the major migratory taxa (including ... More

Animal Movement Across Scales

Animal Movement Across Scales

Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199677184
eISBN:
9780191785696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book takes a broad approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales. Movement and migration on land, in the air, and in water are pervading features of animal life—from the ... More

Animal Osmoregulation

Animal Osmoregulation

Timothy J. Bradley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Water is fundamental to life and to the maintenance of an appropriate environment for physiological functions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. Water balance is also the principal ... More

Animal Social Networks

Animal Social Networks

Jens Krause, Richard James, Daniel W. Franks, and Darren P. Croft (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The scientific study of networks — computer, social, and biological — has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of ... More

Ant Ecology

Ant Ecology

Lori Lach, Catherine Parr, and Kirsti Abbott (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

From scorching, barren deserts to humid tropical forests, from deep in the soil, to high in the tree canopies, ants are everywhere! Comprising a substantial part of living biomass on earth, ants are ... More

Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic Entomology

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Aquatic insects are the dominant invertebrate fauna in most freshwater ecosystems, and these insects figure prominently in the work of researchers, students, and managers, from diverse backgrounds. ... More

Avoiding AttackThe Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Graeme D. Ruxton, Tom N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The book discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey can avoid or survive attacks by predators, both from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. There is a particular focus on sensory ... More

Avoiding AttackThe Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Graeme D. Ruxton, William L. Allen, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199688678
eISBN:
9780191868498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688678.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Avoiding Attack discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid predator attacks and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved through natural selection. It considers how ... More

BatsFrom Evolution to Conservation

Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

John D. Altringham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book ... More

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More

Behavioural Responses to a Changing WorldMechanisms and Consequences

Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have ... More

Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

David W. Macdonald, Chris Newman, and Lauren A. Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The editors of this book have used their combined 90 years of experience working on the behaviour and ecology of wild carnivores to draw together a unique network of the world’s experts on musteloid ... More

BonobosUnique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Brian Hare and Shinya Yamamoto (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198728511
eISBN:
9780191795381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728511.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

During the past decade there has been an explosion of scientific interest in the bonobo (Pan paniscus). This research has revealed exactly how unique bonobos are in their minds, brains and behavior. ... More

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Adam Miklosi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The main aim of this book is to provide a basis for a complete dog behavioural biology based on concepts derived from contemporary ethology. Thus, dog behaviour is viewed from both functional ... More

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Ádám Miklósi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book collates and synthesizes recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The book presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog ... More

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