Functional And Evolutionary Ecology Of Bats

Hardcover | April 21, 2006

EditorThomas Kunz, Akbar Zubaid, Gary F. McCracken

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Every three years a major international conference on bats draws the leading workers in the field to a carefully orchestrated presentation of the research and advances and current state of understanding of bat biology. Bats are the second most populous group of mammalia species, after rodents,and they are probably the most intensively studied group of mammals. Virtually all mammologists and a large proportion of organismic biologists are interested in bats. The earlier two edited books deriving from previous bat research conferences, as well as this one, have been rigorously edited byTom Kunz and others, with all chapters subjected to peer review. The resulting volumes, published first by Academic Press and most recently by Smithsonian, have sold widely as the definitive synthetic treatments of current scientific understanding of bats.

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Every three years a major international conference on bats draws the leading workers in the field to a carefully orchestrated presentation of the research and advances and current state of understanding of bat biology. Bats are the second most populous group of mammalia species, after rodents,and they are probably the most intensively ...

Thomas Kunz is at Boston University. Akbar Zubaid is at Universiti Kebangsaan. Gary McCracken is at the University of Tennessee.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 6.18 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:April 21, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019515472X

ISBN - 13:9780195154726

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Part I. Physiological EcologyDonald W. Thomas and John R. Speakman: 1. Fritz Geiser: Energetics, Thermal Biology, and Torpor in Australian Bats2. Murray M. Humpheries, John R. Speakman, Donald W. Thomas: Temperature, Hibernation Energetics, and the Cave and Continental Distributions of Little Brown Bats3. Craig K.R. Willis: Daily Hetrothermy by Temperate Bats Using Natural Roosts4. Ariovaldo P. Cruz-Neto and Kate E. Jones: Exploring the Evolution of the Basal Metabolic Rate in BatsPart II. Functional Morphology5. Alistair R. Evans: Quantifying the Relationship Between Form and Function and the Geometry of the Wear Process in Bat Molars6. Dynamic Complexity of Wing Form in Bats: Implications for Flight Performance7. Christopher W. Nicolay and York Winter: Performance Analysis as a Tool for Understanding the Ecological Morphology of Flower-Visiting Bats8. William A. Schutt, Jr. and Nancy B. Simmons: Quadrupedal Bats: Form, Function, and Phylogeny9. Elizabeth R. Dumont: The Correlated Evolution of Cranial Morphology and Feeding Behavior in New World Fruit BatsPart III. Roosting Ecology and Population Biology10. Tamsin M. Burland, Abigail C. Entwistle, Paul A. Racey: Social Population Structure in the Brown Long Eared Bat Plecotus Auritus11. Gerald Kerth: Relatedness, Life History and Social Behavior in the Long-Lived Bechstein's Bat Myotis Bechsteini12. Stephen J. Rossiter, Gareth Jones, Roger D. Ransome, Elizabeth M. Barrett: Relatedness, Life History and Social Behavior in the Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum13. Amy L. Russell, and Gary F. McCracken: Population Genetic Structuring of Very Large Populations: The Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis14. Evolutionary Dynamics of the Short-Nosed Fruit Bat Jay F. Storz, Hari R. Bhat, J. Balasingh, P. Thiruchenthil Nathan, and Thomas H. Kunz15. Christian C. Voight, Gerald Heckel, and Otto von Helversen: Conflicts and Strategies in the Harem-Polygynous Mating System of the Sac-winged Bat Saccopteryx bilineata16. Colin F.J. O'Donnell and Jane A. Sedgeley: Flexibility and Specificity in Roosting Ecology of the Lesser Long-Eared Bat Chalinolobus tuberculatus from New Zealand