Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

Editors: Adams, Rick A., Pedersen, Scott C. (Eds.)

  • Provides new and unpublished data for consideration as well historical, present, and future perspectives
  • Provides novel approaches to old questions as well as new ways of understanding the complex world of bats
  • New perspectives are provided on many aspects of bat biology, including white-nose syndrome, speciation, bats and the human dimension, educational and conservation challenges, global monitoring, economic value, and the state of global bat populations
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About this book

Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this illusive group of mammals. This volume consist of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent finding on the evolution, ecology and conservation of bats. The chapters in this book are not intended to be exhaustive literature reviews, but instead extended manuscripts that bring new and fresh perspectives. Many chapters consist of previously unpublished data and are repetitive of new insights and understanding in bat evolution, ecology and conservation. All chapters were peer-reviewed and revised by the authors. Many of the chapters are multi-authored to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the topics.

Reviews

“The collection overall provides an accessible and extensive survey of current topics in bat biology, and can serve as useful entry points into many of the topics presented. As a survey, this volume does an admirable job of balancing innovations and new areas of research with long-standing traditional fields. … As a fellow bat biologist, I found it nearly as fun and exciting to read as to be part of this vibrant community of scholars.” (Deanna G. P. Byrnes, Ecology, Vol. 96 (2), 2015)

“This text provides a close look at the many challenges facing bat biologists/conservationists and the various tools that future research may bring to bear on solving pressing problems in biology and conservation. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (D. A. Brass, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • How to Grow a Bat Wing

    Cooper, Lisa Noelle (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Time’s Arrow in the Evolutionary Development of Bat Flight

    Adams, Rick A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • Evolution of Echolocation

    Fenton, M. Brock

    Pages 47-70

  • Nasal-Emission and Nose leaves

    Pedersen, Scott C. (et al.)

    Pages 71-91

  • Bat Facial and Lip Projections: Unique Integumentary Morphology

    Kwiecinski, Gary G. (et al.)

    Pages 93-109

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Editors
  • Rick A. Adams
  • Scott C. Pedersen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7397-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7397-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7396-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4228-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 547
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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