Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Desert Arthropods: Life History Variations

Authors: Punzo, Fred

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This book is a basic account of the life cycles and life history strategies of the major groups of desert arthropods. It covers a wide variety of topics including an overview of major adaptations in desert arthropods, characteristic features of deserts, a comprehensive review of life history theory, and a detailed description of embryonic and postembryonic development. The book also provides an in-depth discussion of the life history traits in these animals including development time, growth rates and patterns, age and size at maturity, size and number of offspring, sex ratios, costs associated with reproduction and longevity, and explains how these traits are inextricably connected by various trade-offs including those between current reproduction and survival, current and future reproduction, and between number, size and sex of offspring. Finally, the relationship between behavioral ecology and life history traits is discussed.

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"... this book is a must for libraries of ecological and entomological institutions." (Journal of General and Applied Entomlogy, 2002, Vol. 25, Issue 4)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Desert Arthropods: Life History Variations
Authors
Series Title
Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04090-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04090-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-66041-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08532-1
Series ISSN
1430-9432
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 230
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