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Scorpion Biology and Research - Philip Brownell

Scorpion Biology and Research

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Published: 1st March 2001
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Scorpions are the only land animals with a fossil record stretching back to the colonization of land by aquatic animals, and they offer a unique array of biochemical, physiological, and ecological adaptations. This comprehensive survey demonstrates the value of scorpions as model systems for investigating a wide range of biological questions, from neurobiology to evolutionary ecology. The chapters cover the full range of research and include introductory material for the general reader as well as detailed and up-to-date findings for the specialist. The editors hope to draw new attention to this important group of arthropods and seek to highlight areas where scorpion research is providing new insight on key biological questions.

"This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research "This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

Contributors 1: Philip Brownell and Gary Polis: Introduction 2: Roger Farley: Structure, Reproduction, and Development 3: Adam Locket: Eyes and Vision 4: Gerta Fleissner and Günther Fleissner: Neuronal Organization of Circadian Systems 5: Günther Fleissner and Gerta Fleissner: The Scorpion's Clock 6: Philip Brownell: Sensory Ecology and Orientational Behaviors 7: Douglas Gaffin and Philip Brownell: Chemosensory Behavior and Physiology 8: Erwann Loret and Bruce Hammock: Structure and Neurotoxicity of Venoms 9: Robert M. S. Schofield: Metals in Cuticular Structures 10: Dieter Mahsberg: Brood Care and Social Behavior 11: Tim Benton: Reproductive Ecology 12: Gary A. Polis: Population and Community Ecology of Desert Scorpions 13: Chris Myers: Evolution of Geographic Variation in Body Size and Life History Traits 14: A. Denise Due: Historical Biogeography 15: Tsunemi Yamashita and Victor Fet: Molecular Approaches to Biogeography 16: Andrew J. Jeram: Paleontology 17: Max Goyffon and Vincent Roman: Radioresistance of Scorpions 18: Wilson Lourenço: Scorpion Diversity in Tropical South America: Implication for Conservation Programs Taxonomic Index Subject Index

ISBN: 9780195084344
ISBN-10: 0195084349
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 15.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.95