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1. Animal biology journal [ - 2019]

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1 online resource (508 pages) : illustrations.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish. This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
Book
1 online resource.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish. This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users

4. American snakes [2018]

Book
xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Foreword, by Rick ShinePrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Form and Function3. A Day in the Life of a Snake4. A Year in the Life of a Snake5. Snake Sex6. Snake Food7. Snake Eaters8. Snake Defense9. Dangerous Snakes10. Snake Invaders11. Snake ConservationEpilogueReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
125 million years ago on the floodplains of North America, a burrowing lizard started down the long evolutionary path of shedding its limbs. The 60-plus species of snakes found in Sean P. Graham's American Snakes have this ancestral journey to thank for their ubiquity, diversity, and beauty. Although many people fear them, snakes are as much a part of America's rich natural heritage as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Found from the vast Okefenokee Swamp to high alpine meadows, from hardwood canopies to the burning bottom of the Grand Canyon, these ultimate vertebrates are ecologically pivotal predators and quintessential survivors.In this revelatory and engaging meditation on American snakes, Graham, a respected herpetologist and gifted writer, * explains the everyday lives of American snakes, from their daily routines and seasonal cycles to their love lives, hunting tactics, and defensive repertoires* debunks harmful myths about snakes and explores their relationship with humans* highlights the contribution of snakes to the American wilderness* tells tales of "snake people"-important snake biologists with inspiring careersNeither a typical field guide nor an exhaustive reference, American Snakes is instead a fascinating study of the suborder Serpentes. Brimming with intriguing and unusual stories-of hognose snakes that roll over and play dead, blindsnakes with tiny vestigial lungs, rainbow-hued dipsadines, and wave-surfing sea-snakes-the text is interspersed with scores of gorgeous full-color images of snakes, from the scary to the sublime. This proud celebration of a diverse American wildlife group will make every reader, no matter how skeptical, into a genuine snake lover.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
Science Library (Li and Ma)

5. Animal diversity [2018]

Book
xi, 495 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity2. Animal Ecology3. Animal Architecture4. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals5. Unicellular Eukaryotes6. Sponges: Phylum Porifera7. Cnidarians and Ctenophores8. Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa: Flatworms, Gastrotrichs, Gnathiferans, and Mesozoans9. Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa: Cycliophora, Entoprocta, Ectoprocta, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Nemertea10. Molluscs11. Annelids and Allied Taxa12. Smaller Ecdysozoans13. Arthropods14. Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates15. Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates16. Fishes17. The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians18. Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles19. Birds20. Mammals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259756887 20180219
This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259756887 20180219
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages.) :.
  • Introduction
  • The goat who died for family: sacrificial ethics and kinship
  • The cow herself has changed: Hindu nationalism, cow protection, and bovine materiality
  • Outsider monkey, insider monkey: on the politics of exclusion and belonging
  • Pig gone wild: colonialism, conservation, and the otherwild
  • The bear who loved a woman: the intersection of queer desires
  • Epilogue: kukur aur bagh.
What does -it mean to live and die in relation to other animals? Animal Intimacies posits this central question alongside the intimate--and intense--moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur between human and nonhuman animals. Built on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the mountain villages of India's Central Himalayas, Radhika Govindrajan's book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. Whether it is through the study of the affect and ethics of ritual animal sacrifice, analysis of the right-wing political project of cow-protection, or examination of villagers' talk about bears who abduct women and have sex with them, Govindrajan illustrates that multispecies relatedness relies on both difference and ineffable affinity between animals. Animal Intimacies breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and Govindrajan's detailed portrait of the social, political and religious life of the region will be of interest to cultural anthropologists and scholars of South Asia as well.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226559988 20180702
Book
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • 1 IntroductionPart I Communicating Through Animals2 Becoming-Birds: The Destabilizing Use of Gendered Animal Imagery in Ancrene Wisse3 As faucon comen out of muwe": Female Agency and the Language of Falconry4 Saints and Holy Beasts: Pious Animals in Early-Medieval Insular Saints' Vitae5 The Speech of Strangers: The Tale of the Andalusi PhoenixPart II Recovering Animal Languages6 Bark Like a Man: Performance, Identity, and Boundary in Old English Animal Voice Catalogues7 In Briddes Wise: Chaucer's Avian Poetics8 Understanding Hawk-Latin: Animal Language and Universal Rhetoric9 "Dites le mei, si ferez bien": Fallen Language and Animal Communication in Marie de France's BisclavretPart III Embodied Language and Interspecies Dependence10 On Equine Language: Jordanus Rufus and Thirteenth-Century Communicative Horsemanship11 No Hoof, No Horse: Hoof Care, Veterinary Medicine and Cross-Species Communication in Late Medieval England12 Medieval Dog Whisperers: The Poetics of Rehabilitation13 Embodied Emotion as Animal Language in Le Chevalier au Lion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319718965 20180409
The essays in this interdisciplinary volume explore language, broadly construed, as part of the continued interrogation of the boundaries of human and nonhuman animals in the Middle Ages. Uniting a diverse set of emerging and established scholars, Animal Languages questions the assumed medieval distinction between humans and other animals. The chapters point to the wealth of non-human communicative and discursive forms through which animals function both as vehicles for human meaning and as agents of their own, demonstrating the significance of human and non-human interaction in medieval texts, particularly for engaging with the Other. The book ultimately considers the ramifications of deconstructing the medieval anthropocentric view of language for the broader question of human singularity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319718965 20180409
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
Book
266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (xi, 528 pages) : illustrations
  • 1. Animal perception - differences with those of people 2. Animal attributes exploited by humans 3. Animal products and human nutrition 4. Animals and human development 5. Hunter gatherers 6. The Neolithic Revolution 7. Domestic agricultural animals 7.a. Impact of livestock globally to alleviating hunger 7.b. The impact of animal genetics 7.c. The impact of animal feeds 7.d. Sustainable livestock production 8. Non-vertebrates 9. Animals in the military 10. Animals in entertainment and sport 10.e. The impact of horse 10.f. The economic impact of horses in the USA 11. Animals in religion, culture and mythology 12. Animals as companions 13. Animals in medicine and research 13.g. Animal experimentation 14. Zoonoses and allergies 15. Pests 16. Parasites 17. Invasive and Introduced Species 18. Impact of Agricultural Animals on the Environment 19. Habitat Destruction 19.h. Animal waste 19.i. Wildlife and environmental pollution 19.j. Human wildlife conflicts 20. Animal welfare vs Animal rights 21. Animal extinctions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204
Animals and Human Society provides a solid, scientific, research-based background to advance understanding of how animals impact humans. As a resource for both science and non-science majors (including students planning to major in or studying animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, animal behavior, conservation biology, ecotoxicology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology), the book can be used as a text for courses in Animals and Human Society or Animal Science, or as supplemental material for an Introduction to Animal Science. The book offers foundational background to those who may have little background in animal agriculture and have focused interest on companion animals and horses. Animals have had profound effects on people from the earliest times, ranging from zoonotic diseases, to the global impact of livestock, poultry and fish production, to the influences of human-associated animals on the environment (on extinctions, air and water pollution, greenhouse gases, etc.), to the importance of animals in human evolution and hunter-gatherer communities. The volume introduces livestock production (including poultry and aquaculture) but also includes coverage of companion and lab animals. In addition, animal behavior and animal perception are covered. It can also function as a reference or recommended reading for a capstone class on ethical and public policy aspects related to animals. This book is likewise an excellent resource for researchers, academics or students newly entering a related field or coming from another discipline and needing foundational information, as well as interested laypersons looking to augment their knowledge on the many impacts of animals in human society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204
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xiv, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, The Ark and Beyond traces the history and underscores the present role of these organizations as essential conservation actors. It also offers a framework for their future course, reaffirming that if zoos and aquariums make biodiversity conservation a top priority, these institutions can play a vital role in tackling conservation challenges of global magnitude. While early menageries were anything but the centers of conservation that many zoos are today, a concern with wildlife preservation has been an integral component of the modern, professionally run zoo since the nineteenth century. From captive breeding initiatives to rewilding programs, zoos and aquariums have long been at the cutting edge of research and conservation science, sites of impressive new genetic and reproductive techniques. Today, their efforts reach even further beyond recreation, with educational programs, community-based conservation initiatives, and international, collaborative programs designed to combat species extinction and protect habitats at a range of scales. Addressing related topics as diverse as zoo animal welfare, species reintroductions, amphibian extinctions, and whether zoos can truly be "wild, " this book explores the whole range of research and conservation practices that spring from zoos and aquariums while emphasizing the historical, scientific, and ethical traditions that shape these efforts. Also featuring an inspiring foreword by the late George Rabb, president emeritus of the Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo, The Ark and Beyond illuminates these institutions' growing significance to the preservation of global biodiversity in this century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226538327 20180319
Green Library
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280 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 x 31 cm
  • Introduction-- The Making of The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America by Ron Tyler-- Set in Stone: The Use of Lithography for Audubon's Quadrupeds by Dennis Harper-- Modernization of Natural History: From Audubon to Now by Sarah Zohdy-- Human-Wildlife Interactions by James B. Armstrong-- On the Scientific Value of Quadrupeds by Robert Gitzen-- The Shifting Views of Nature and Wildlife by Christopher A. Lepczyk-- The Quadrupeds Portfolios-- Timeline by Daniel Patterson-- Bibliography by Scott Bishop-- Checklist-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911282105 20180618
The Quadrupeds was J.J. Audubon's final great natural history work, published over 3 volumes in 1845-1848. This landmark publication cuts right across art history, wildlife science and ecology, supported by new photography of Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University's copy of the original 1849 three-volume elephant folio broadsheet edition (the subject of ongoing conservation work). It looks at the art historical context and technical process of the series creation, the lithographic process and its history, and how the series was originally created). Furthermore it also considers zoological aspects of the series, including classification issues and new species, locations, plus the wider importance of the pre-settlement wilderness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911282105 20180618
Science Library (Li and Ma)

13. Baltic crustaceans [2018]

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ix, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Crustaceans in the history of the Baltic Sea.- 3. Baltic Sea - the life environment.- 3.1. Salinity.- 3.2. Temperature.- 3.3. Stagnation.- 3.4. Oxygenation.- 3.5. Bottom sediments.- 3.6. Human activity impact.- 4. Szczecin Lagoon and Pomeranian Bay.- 5. Gulf of Gdanks and Vistula Lagoon.- 6. Gulf of Riga.- 7. Gulf of Finland.- 8. Gulf of Bothnia.- 9. General characteristics of Malacostraca.- 10. Table of species.- 11. Non native species.- 12. Function and importance of crustaceans.- 13. Literature.- 14. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
This book presents all Malacostracan cructaceans occurring in the Baltic Sea in water salinity from 2 to 15 psu. The Baltic sea is very special due to its low salinity and characteristic fauna. For each of the 58 species the systematic position, the origin and distribution in European waters are given, and the environmental preferences, the role in the food web and human economy described. The book describes the history of the Baltic sea and the occurrence of crustaceans in its history against the terms of hydrological conditions, explaining why in the Baltic sea only part of all marine crustaceans occur. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and beautiful pictures of animals specifically prepared for this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

14. Bat [2018]

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207 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 19 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Beetles [2018]

Book
xii, 480 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
`A truly excellent account' British Wildlife Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour. Beetles occur everywhere, and do everything. And yet they form a clearly discrete insect group, typically characterised by their attractively compact form, with flight wings folded neatly under smooth hard wing-cases. Almost anyone could recognise a beetle, indeed many are intimately associated with human society. Groups like ladybirds are familiar to us from a very young age. Large stag beetles and handsome chafers are celebrated for their imposing size and bright colours. The sacred scarabs of the ancient Egyptians were given iconic, if not god-like, status and even though the exact religious meanings may be fading after three millennia, their bewitching jewellery and monumental statuary inspire us still. Despite this ancient and easy familiarity with beetles, the Coleoptera remains tainted by the notion that it is a `difficult' group of insects. The traditional routes into studying British natural history, through birdwatching, butterfly-collecting and pressing wild flowers, now extend to studying dragonflies, bumblebees, grasshoppers, moths, hoverflies and even shieldbugs. These are on the verge of becoming popular groups, but beetles remain the preserve of the expert, or so it seems. So many British beetles are easy to find and easy to identify by the non-expert, but that bewildering background diversity, and the daunting numbers of species in the Coleoptera as a whole, have been enough to dissuade many a potential coleopterist from grasping the nettle and getting stuck in. Richard Jones' groundbreaking New Naturalist volume on beetles encourages those enthusiasts who would otherwise be put off by the, to date, rather technical literature that has dominated the field, providing a comprehensive natural history of this fascinating and beautiful group of insects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008149529 20180423
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Preface-- 1. Neurons and neural communication-- 2. An introduction to the brain-- 3. Neuroscientific methods-- 4. Examination of animal behaviour: general principles and techniques-- 5. Habituation and sensitisation in the Aplysia-- 6. Classical conditioning in the Aplysia-- 7. Long-term synaptic plasticity in mammals I: long-term potentiation (LTP)-- 8. Long-term synaptic plasticity in mammals II: long-term depression (LTD)-- 9. Eye-blink conditioning-- 10. Fear conditioning-- 11. Taste aversion-- 12. Sound localisation-- 13. Bat echolocation-- 14. Spatial navigation-- 15. Birdsong learning-- 16. Circadian rhythms-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316221655 20180611
Brain and behaviour are intrinsically linked. Animals demonstrate a huge and complex repertoire of behaviours, so how can specific behaviours be mapped onto the complicated neural circuits of the brain? Highlighting the extraordinary advances that have been made in the field of behavioural neuroscience over recent decades, this book examines how behaviours can be understood in terms of their neural mechanisms. Each chapter outlines the components of a particular behaviour, discussing laboratory techniques, the key brain structures involved, and the underpinning cellular and molecular mechanisms. Commins covers a range of topics including learning in a simple invertebrate, fear conditioning, taste aversion, sound localization, and echolocation in bats, as well as more complex behaviours, such as language development, spatial navigation and circadian rhythms. Demonstrating key processes through clear, step-by-step explanations and numerous illustrations, this will be valuable reading for students of zoology, animal behaviour, psychology, and neuroscience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316221655 20180611
Book
1 online resource.
Three local experts reveal their favorite places to watch birds in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. In Best Places to Bird in the Prairies, three of Canada's top birders reveal their favorite destinations for spotting local birds in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. They highlight thirty-six highly recommended sites, each of which has been expertly selected for the unique species that reside there. With exclusive lists of specialty birds, splendid color photography, and plenty of insider tips for finding and identifying birdlife year-round, the book is accessible and easy-to-use-an indispensable resource that will inspire both novice and seasoned birders to put on their walking shoes, grab their binoculars, and start exploring. The destinations they feature are as varied as the birds that are found there, ranging from rural to urban, easily accessible to remote. The authors provide clear maps, detailed directions, and alternative routes wherever possible to ensure the experience is satisfying for first-time visitors and experienced birders alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771643269 20180611
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
Book
1 online resource (ix, 263 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Intro; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Part I: Ecology and Conservation of Blakistonâ#x80;#x99;s Fish Owl; Chapter 2: Global Distribution and Population Estimates of Blakistonâ#x80;#x99;s Fish Owl; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Distribution and Population Size; 2.2.1 Island Subspecies; 2.2.2 Mainland Subspecies; 2.3 Global Population Size; References; Chapter 3: Ecology and Conservation of Blakistonâ#x80;#x99;s Fish Owl in Japan; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Conservation: 1st Stage; 3.3 Vocalizations; 3.4 Nesting; 3.5 Breeding Success; 3.6 Banding; 3.7 Diet; 3.8 Territory Size; 3.9 Fish Density
  • 3.10 The Next Step in Conservation: Habitat Improvement3.11 The Future of Fish Owls; References; Chapter 4: Ecology and Conservation of Blakistonâ#x80;#x99;s Fish Owl in Russia; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Species Ecology; 4.2.1 Nest Trees; 4.2.2 Breeding, Incubation, and Fledging; 4.2.3 Breeding Success; 4.2.4 Vocalizations; 4.2.5 Hunting; 4.2.6 Home Range; 4.3 Conservation; 4.3.1 Nest Boxes; 4.3.2 Artificial Feeding; 4.3.3 â#x80;#x9C;Microâ#x80;#x9D; Protected Areas; 4.3.4 Road Closures; 4.4 Next Steps; 4.4.1 Mainland; 4.4.2 Kunashir Island; 4.4.3 Sakhalin Island; References
  • Part II: Ecology and Conservation of the Red-crowned CraneChapter 5: Distribution of the Red-crowned Crane in the World; 5.1 Cranes and Their Taxonomic Relationship; 5.2 Morphology and Diet; 5.3 Distribution; References; Chapter 6: Ecology of the Red-crowned Crane and Conservation Activities in Japan; 6.1 Nonmigratory Population in Japan; 6.2 Outline of the Life History of G. japonensis in Japan; 6.2.1 Breeding Season; 6.2.2 Wintering Season; 6.3 Population Dynamics; 6.4 Shift of Habitat Use; 6.5 Threats and Conservation Activities in Japan; 6.5.1 Threats
  • 6.5.2 Conservation ActivitiesReferences; Chapter 7: Ecology and Conservation of Red-crowned Cranes in Russia; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Ecology; 7.2.1 Breeding Habitat; 7.2.2 Nesting and Brooding; 7.2.3 Interactions with Other Species; 7.3 Research; 7.3.1 Historical Initiatives; 7.3.2 Recent Initiatives; 7.4 Threats; 7.4.1 Wetland Reclamation; 7.4.2 Dams; 7.4.3 Wildfires; 7.4.4 Illegal Hunting and Disturbance; 7.5 Conservation; 7.5.1 History of Protected Area Creation for Red-crowned Cranes; 7.5.2 National and International Crane Working Groups; 7.5.3 Captive Breeding and Release
  • 7.5.4 Supplemental Feedings7.5.5 Environmental Education and Awareness Programs; 7.5.5.1 Muraviovka Park, Russia; 7.5.5.2 International Ecological Camp, Japan; 7.5.5.3 International Nature School, China; 7.5.5.4 International Crane School CCZ, Republic of Korea; 7.6 Conclusion; References; Part III: Status and Perspective of the Populations, Based on Genetic Diversity; Chapter 8: Status and Perspective of the Population Based on Genetic Diversity: Introduction; 8.1 Introduction; References
  • Chapter 9: Status and Perspective of the Blakistonâ#x80;#x99;s Fish Owl Population, Based on Genetic Diversity
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
  • PART I: REVIEWS-- PART II: CASE STUDIES-- PART III: SYNTHESIS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759805 20180205
The musteloids are the most diverse super-family among carnivores, ranging from little known, exotic, and highly-endangered species to the popular and familiar, and include a large number of introduced invasives. They feature terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal, and aquatic members, ranging from tenacious predators to frugivorous omnivores, span weights from a 100g weasel to 30kg giant otters, and express a range of social behaviours from the highly gregarious to the fiercely solitary. Musteloids are the subjects of extensive cutting-edge research from phylogenetics to the evolution of sociality and through to the practical implications of disease epidemiology, introduced species management, and climate change. Their diversity and extensive biogeography inform a wide spectrum of ecological theory and conservation practice. The editors of this book have used their combined 90 years of experience working on the behaviour and ecology of wild musteloids to draw together a unique network of the world's most successful and knowledgeable experts. The book begins with nine review chapters covering hot topics in musteloid biology including evolution, disease, social communication, and management. These are followed by twenty extensive case studies providing a range of comprehensive geographic and taxonomic coverage. The final chapter synthesises what has been discussed in the book, and reflects on the different and diverse conservation needs of musteloids and the wealth of conservation lessons they offer. Biology and Conservation of Musteloids provides a conceptual framework for future research and applied conservation management that is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in musteloid and carnivore ecology and conservation biology. It will also be of relevance and use to conservationists and wildlife managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759805 20180205
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xii, 403 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Biology and Ecology of Portunid Crabs Profile of Portunid Crabs (Family: Portunidae) Aquaculture of Portunid Crabs Nutritional Values of Portunid Crabs Biomedical, Food and Industrial Applications of Portunid Crab Wastes Diseases and Parasites of Portunid Crabs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885904 20180312
This volume provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people around the world. They have been reported to make up about 20% of all marine crustaceans caught, farmed, and consumed worldwide. Among these marine crabs, portunid crabs (or swimming crabs of the family Portunidae) assume greater significance in the marine industry, owing to their delicate meat with nutritional qualities. Although several species of portunid crabs are edible and commercially important, only a few species have been widely cultivated. This is largely due to the lack of information on the biology of portunid crabs. Keeping this in view, this volume presents the biology and aquaculture of marine portunid crabs. This volume will be of great use for researchers and students of disciplines such as fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology and fisheries, and zoology, and will also serve as a standard reference for college, university, and research libraries around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885904 20180312
Marine Biology Library (Miller)