Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour of Bats: The Proceedings of a Symposium held by the Zoological Society of London and Mammal Society: London, by Paul A. Racey

Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour of Bats: The Proceedings of a Symposium held by the Zoological…

EditorPaul A. Racey, Susan M. Swift

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Bats are the only true flying mammals and account for about a quarter of all mammal species. This book covers many aspects of bat biology, including their evolutionary origins, roles in ecosystems, reproductive biology, foraging behaviour, hibernation, and genetics. The subject of fruiteating bats of the old world tropics are discussed. The coverage is international, and with contributors from nine countries the diversity of current bat research, as well as the diversity of the bats themselves, is evident.

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Paul A. Racey, Regius Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen. Susan M. Swift, Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen.
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Title:Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour of Bats: The Proceedings of a Symposium held by the Zoological…Format:HardcoverDimensions:444 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Chiropteran monophyly/diphyly (two chapters)Fruit bats as keystone species (three chapters)Reproductive biology, physiology, and energetics (six chapters)Ecology and ecophysiology of Microchiroptera (six chapters)Microchiropteran behaviour and ecology (six chapters)Genetic studies of north temperate vespertilionid bats (three chapters)Index

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`'...this book is recommended to everybody who is interested in evolutionary, ecological, behavioural or conservation aspects, not just of bats but of mammals in general: I found it really stimulation to browse through the chapters and be inspired bu open questions, new facts, new ideas or newmethods, and to find at least enough references to be able to initatie a much more detailed literature search.''B.Konig, Zurich, J.Zool.Syst.Evol. Research 35 (1997) 151-152.