This book presents the proceedings of a symposium which brought together biologists from diverse backgrounds to review the current research on reproductive energetics. Agricultural scientists and ecologists have long been interested in the flow of energy through populations so that the ultimate constraints to production can be identified. However, the study of the ecology of wild mammals will not proceed effectively until scientists are able to obtain reliable data on the energy costs of pregnancy and lactation in the breeding female, and relate these in turn to the food supply, and the survival and growth of offspring. The work presented here is likely to attract serious research interest from ecologists, reproductive biologists, physiologists, and zoologists from some time to come.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Symposia of the Zoological Society of London Series , #57|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.01(d)|
About the Author
University of Aberdeen
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: A Historical Perspective, R.M. Laws