The Reproductive Biology of Bats presents the first comprehensive, in-depth review of the current knowledge and supporting literature concerning the behavior, anatomy, physiology and reproductive strategies of bats. These mammals, which occur world-wide and comprise a vast assemblage of species, have evolved unique and successful reproductive strategies through varied anatomical and physiological specialization. These are accompanied by individual and/or group behavioral interactions, usually in response to environmental mechanisms essential to their reproductive success.
* Is the first book devoted to the reproductive biology of bats
* Contains in-depth reviews of the literature concerned with bat reproduction
* Contributors are widely recognized specialists
* Provides a powerful database for future research
Published: 12th June 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Science