This volume, first published in 1975, looks at small mammal populations with emphasis being placed on their ecology and energy dynamics.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- International Biological Programme Synthesis Series, #5
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction: 1.1 Mammals, small and large: the ecological implications of size F. Bourliere; 1.2. Productivity investigation in ecology K. Petrusewicz; 2. Density estimations of small mammal populations M. H. Smith, R. H. Gardiner, J. B. Gentry, D. W. Kaufman and M. H. O'Farrell; 3. Age criteria in small mammals Z. Pucek and V. P. W. Lowe; 4. Patterns of demography in small mammal populations N. R. French, D. M. Stoddart and B. Bobek; 5. The role of dispersal in the demography of small mammals W. Z. Lidicker, Jr.; 6. Morpho-physiological characteristics as indices of population processes S. S. Shvarts; 7. Biological production in small mammal populations K. Petrusewicz and L. Hansson; 8. Ecological energetics of small mammals W. Grodzinski and B. A. Wunder; 9. Elemental flow and standing crops for small mammal populations J. B. Gentry, L. A. Briese, D. W. Kaufman, M. H. Smith and J. G. Wiener; 10. The role of small mammals in temperate forests, grasslands and cultivated fields F. B. Golley, L. Ryszkowski and J. T. Sokur; 11. The role of small mammals in arctic ecosystems G. O. Batzli; 12. The role of small mammals in tropical ecosystems T. H. Fleming; 13. The role of rodents in ecosystems of the northern deserts of Eurasia N. P. Naumov; 14. Applied research on small mammals: 14.1 Control of field rodents A. Myllymaki; 14.2 Control of rodents in stored products and urban environments F. P. Rowe; 14.3. The importance of small mammals in public health A. A. Arata; List of mammal names cited in the text; References; Index.
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