Biometeorology

Principles of Animal Biometeorology

Authors: Gomes da Silva, Roberto, Sandro Campos Maia, Alex

  • Discusses processes of thermal energy exchange between animals and the environment, with a special focus on tropical climates
  • Describes numerous methods for observing and measuring thermal exchange, for both land and aquatic organisms
  • Includes methods for sampling hairs, for evaluating shade in trees and in shelters, and cutaneous and respiratory evaporation
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The book begins by describing in detail the mechanisms of energy exchange – radiative, convective, conductive and evaporative – together with techniques for their determination. The discussion extends to the importance of CO2, ozone and methane, together with that of aerosol pollutants and the evolution of atmospheric CO2. Subsequent chapters apply the results of the biophysical methods to mammals, birds and aquatic animals. Discussion includes problems of shelter and shade for animals in tropical environments and techniques for the thermal evaluation for shelters and for several tree types. The details of heat exchange between animals and the environment are presented, in separate chapters covering Mammals and Birds and Aquatic Mammals. A chapter on Shade and Shelter describes the importance of shade for animals, factors of shade efficiency, the protections offered by shelter and methods of calculating the protection afforded by both shade and shelter. A Special Methods chapter offers a variety of techniques for evaluating cutaneous and respiratory evaporation, and practical methods for sampling of hairs and the evaluation of hair coat characteristics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Environment

    Silva, Roberto Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Basic Physical Mechanisms

    Silva, Roberto Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 39-74

  • Thermal Balance and Thermoregulation

    Silva, Roberto Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 75-106

  • Heat Exchange Between Animals and Environment: Mammals and Birds

    Silva, Roberto Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 107-160

  • Heat Exchange Between Animals and Environment: Aquatic Mammals

    Silva, Roberto Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 161-180

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5733-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5732-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8128-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Animal Biometeorology
Authors
Series Title
Biometeorology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Scientific International, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5733-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5733-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5732-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8128-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 264
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