Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology

Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology

by Cynthia Carey, C. Carey


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This volume analyzes the extremely energetic lifestyle of birds. Birds invest a large amount of energy flying, migrating, in parental care, and in reproducing. Leading researchers describe energy use by birds, and each chapter discusses the ecological implication of the topic and as far as possible describes the molecular and cellular mechanism behind each adaptation. Included are chapters on nutrition, digestion and feeding, metabolism, thermoregulation, hypometabolism, starvation, flight, moulting, foraging, migratory fattening, reproduction, incubation, embryonic development, post-natal growth, and populational energetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780412037016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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