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Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Ecophysiology of Amphibians Inhabiting Xeric Environments

Authors: Warburg, Michael

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Scarcity of water has brought about a number of structural, behavioural, physiological and ecological adaptations in amphibians inhabiting seasonally xeric habitats.
This book describes structural and functional adaptations of key organs such as skin, kidneys, bladder, lungs and ovaries. Behavioural responses to high temperatures mainly involve thermoregulation and the selection of optimal temperatures and humidity. Special emphasis is placed on physiological adaptations: water, electrolyte, nitrogen, and thermal balance and their endocrine control are treated in detail. Development and metamorphosis, larval competition for food resources, and reproductive strategies are only a few of the exciting topics in the chapter on ecological aspects.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecophysiology of Amphibians Inhabiting Xeric Environments
Authors
Series Title
Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60357-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60357-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-59272-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64369-9
Series ISSN
1430-9432
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 182
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