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Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands : Adaptations of Desert Organisms - Jacobus du P. Bothma

Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands

Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Hardcover Published: 4th February 1998
ISBN: 9783540592655
Number Of Pages: 212

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Arid lands require that organisms inhabiting them be well-adapted to thrive or even just to survive. This book provides a review of the ecological adaptations - be they behavioural, physiological or morphological - of carnivores to arid environments. Following a general introduction into aridity and arid lands in Africa, the major carnivore families are presented. Ecological adaptations of carnivores in arid lands reveal the amplitude and resilience of the ecology of these animals. In setting up conservation measures, the nature and extent of such adaptations are important facets in determining the effective area and degree of heterogeneity required as habitat by a carnivore population so as to produce a viable unit.

Introductionp. 1
Family Canidaep. 7
Family Felidaep. 43
Family Hyaenidaep. 89
Family Herpestidaep. 149
Families Mustelidae and Viverridaep. 167
Synthesisp. 171
Referencesp. 185
Genus and Species Indexp. 199
Subject Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9783540592655
ISBN-10: 3540592652
Series: Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 4th February 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.1