The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians Kentwood D. Wells

ISBN: 9781282505803

Published: May 10th 2014

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The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians  by  Kentwood D. Wells

The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians by Kentwood D. Wells
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 1161 pages | ISBN: 9781282505803 | 3.31 Mb

Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudiedMoreConsisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians aims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon.

It is a celebration of the diversity of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioral adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.Synthesizing seventy years of research on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all major areas of inquiry, including phylogeny, classification, and morphology- aspects of physiological ecology such as water and temperature relations, respiration, metabolism, and energetics- movements and orientation- communication and social behavior- reproduction and parental care- ecology and behavior of amphibian larvae and ecological aspects of metamorphosis- ecological impact of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses- and aspects of amphibian community ecology.

With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation.An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.



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