Living in a Seasonal World

Thermoregulatory and Metabolic Adaptations

Editors: Ruf, Th., Bieber, C., Arnold, W., Millesi, E. (Eds.)

  • Summarizes the most up-to-date information on seasonal adaptation in animals
  • Chapters correspond to presentations to be given at the 14th International Hibernation Symposium
  • Serves as the cutting-edge reference for graduate students and scientists working in this field of physiology and zoology
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This book summarises the newest information on seasonal adaptation in animals. Topics include animal hibernation, daily torpor, thermoregulation, heat production, metabolic depression, biochemical adaptations, neurophysiology and energy balance. The contributors to this book present interdisciplinary research at multiple levels ranging from the molecular to the ecophysiological, as well as evolutionary approaches. The chapters of this book provide original data not published elsewhere, which makes it the most up-to-date, comprehensive source of information on these fields.

The book’s subchapters correspond to presentations given at the 14th International Hibernation Symposium in August 2012 in Austria. This is a very successful series of symposia (held every four years since 1959) that attracts leading researchers in the field. Like the past symposia, this meeting – and consequently the book – is aimed not only at hibernation but at covering the full range of animal adaptations to seasonal environments. For the next four years, this book will serve as the cutting-edge reference work for graduate students and scientists active in this field of physiology and ecology.

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Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • A Single Origin of Heterothermy in Mammals

    Lovegrove, Barry G.

    Pages 3-11

  • Afrotropical Heterothermy: A Continuum of Possibilities

    Dausmann, Kathrin H. (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • Tropical Heterothermy: Does the Exception Prove the Rule or Force a Re-Definition?

    Canale, Cindy I. (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Hibernation in Free-Ranging African Woodland Dormice, Graphiurus murinus

    Mzilikazi, Nomakwezi (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Mammalian Hibernation Phenology

    Lane, Jeffrey E.

    Pages 51-61

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28678-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28677-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43126-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living in a Seasonal World
Book Subtitle
Thermoregulatory and Metabolic Adaptations
Editors
  • Thomas Ruf
  • Claudia Bieber
  • Walter Arnold
  • Eva Millesi
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28678-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28678-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28677-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43126-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 566
Topics