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Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles

Authors: Cloudsley-Thompson, John L.

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Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles starts with a new classification of the world's deserts, based upon the type of precipitation and the effect on their faunas of arthropods and reptiles. This is followed by an account of microclimates and the avoidance of environmental extremes. Whereas thermoregulation is primarily behavioural, responses to water shortage are largely physiological. Seasonal activity and phenology are described, adaptations for burrowing, the avoidance of enemies, and defence, are also outlined. A comparative account of interspecific relationships, feeding specializations, and species diversity in the two taxa is described. The purpose of the book is to provide a new and up-to-date analysis that will stimulate further research along these lines.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles
Authors
Series Title
Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-75337-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-75337-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-75339-8
Series ISSN
1430-9432
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 203
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