2007

Subterranean Rodents

News from Underground

ISBN: 978-3-540-69275-1 (Print) 978-3-540-69276-8 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      Subterranean Rodents: News from Underground

  3. Ecophysiology

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      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-19

      Adaptive Physiological Mechanisms in the Underground Dwellers

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      Pages 21-33

      Microclimate in Burrows of Subterranean Rodents — Revisited

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      Pages 35-47

      New Data on Metabolic Parameters in Subterranean Rodents

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      Pages 49-60

      Skimping as an Adaptive Strategy in Social Fossorial Rodents: The Mole Vole (Ellobius talpinus) as an Example

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      Pages 61-78

      The Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology of the African Mole-rats: with Special Reference to Southern African Mole-rat Species

  4. Sensory Ecology

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-84

      Sensory Ecology of Subterranean Rodents

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      Pages 85-96

      Using Odors Underground

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      Pages 97-111

      Acoustics, Audition and Auditory System

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      Pages 113-127

      Acoustic Communication in Subterranean Rodents

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      Pages 129-160

      Visual Systems and the Role of Vision in Subterranean Rodents: Diversity of Retinal Properties and Visual System Designs

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      Pages 161-174

      Magnetic Compass: A Useful Tool Underground

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      Pages 175-193

      Adaptive Neural Organization of Naked Mole-Rat Somatosensation (and Those Similarly Challenged)

  5. Life Histories, Behavioural Ecology, Demography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

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      Pages 197-203

      From Natural Histories to Life Histories — A Homage to a Comparative Approach

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      Pages 205-219

      Giant Mole-rats, Fukomys mechowii, 13 Years on the Stage

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      Pages 221-236

      Biology of the Silvery Mole-rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus). Why Study a Neglected Subterranean Rodent Species?

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      Pages 237-249

      The Biology and Ecology of Plateau Zokors (Eospalax fontanierii)

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      Pages 251-263

      Senescence Patterns in African Mole-rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia)

  6. Environmental and Economic Aspects

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      Pages 265-265

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      Pages 267-270

      The Influence of Subterranean Rodents on the Environment

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      Pages 271-286

      The Influence of Pocket Gophers on the Biotic and Abiotic Environment

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