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Ontogeny, Functional Ecology, and Evolution of Bats - Rick A. Adams

Ontogeny, Functional Ecology, and Evolution of Bats

By: Rick A. Adams (Editor), Scott C. Pedersen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2000
ISBN: 9780521626323
Number Of Pages: 408

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The study of animal development has deep historical roots in codifying the field of evolutionary biology. In the 1940s evolutionary theory became engulfed by analyses of microevolutionary genetics and development became focused on mechanisms, forsaking the evolutionary implications of ontogeny. Recently, ontogeny has resurfaced as a significant component of evolutionary change and also of population and community dynamics. Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats is a unique reference work by bat biologists who emphasize the importance of understanding ontogeny in analyses of evolution and ecology. In addition, the developmental underpinnings of specialized morphology, physiology and behavior are elucidated, and the strong influence of ecology on the ontological niche of juvenile bats is illustrated. This book is an essential reference, not only for bat biologists, but for anyone working in the fields of ecology, developmental biology, evolution, behavior and systematics.

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From the hardback review: 'I recommend this book to anyone interested in bat ontogeny.' Museum & Institute of Zoology

Integrating ontogeny into ecological and evolutionary investigations
Bat phylogeny: an evolutionary context for comparative studies
Early embryology, fetal membranes and placentation
Brain ontogeny and ecomorphology in bats
Evolutionary plasticity and ontogeny of the bat cochlea
Skull growth and the acoustic axis of the head in bats
Ontogeny of the chiropteran basicranium, with reference to the Indian false vampire bat
A theoretical consideration of dental morphology, ontogeny and evolution in bats
Wing ontogeny, shifting niche dimensions, and adaptive landscapes
Ontogeny and evolution of the hindlimb and calcar: assessing phylogenetic trends
A comparative perspective on the ontogeny of flight muscles in bats
Ontogeny, evolution and phylogeny of social behavior
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ISBN: 9780521626323
ISBN-10: 0521626323
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 15th June 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.77

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