Lagomorph Biology

Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

  • Paulo C. Alves
  • Nuno Ferrand
  • Klaus Hackländer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Palaeontology and Evolution

  3. Population Ecology and Dynamics

    1. Andrew T. Smith
      Pages 89-102
    2. Lucía Gálvez, Antonio López-Pintor, José M De Miguel, Germán Alonso, Marta Rueda, Salvador Rebollo et al.
      Pages 125-139
    3. John A. Litvaitis, Michael S. Barbour, Anne L. Brown, Adrienne I. Kovach, Marian K. Litvaitis, James D. Oehler et al.
      Pages 167-185
  4. Physiology and Behaviour

    1. Benôist Schaal, Gérard Coureaud, Anne-Sophie Moncomble, Dominique Langlois, Guy Perrier
      Pages 189-209
    2. Amando Bautista, Margarita Martínez-Gómez, Robyn Hudson
      Pages 211-223
    3. Philip Stott, Stephen Harris, Nicole Wight
      Pages 225-240
  5. Diseases

About this book


Lagomorphs are a mammalian order which includes rabbits, hares and pikas. They are distributed throughout the world and are of both scientific and public interest as they are classified between endangered and pest species. In addition, some have a high economic value as important game species. In the last few decades, a huge amount of information was made available to the scientific community and resulted in remarkable advances on all aspects of Lagomorph biology. However, this information is dispersed in multiple scientific and non-scientific journals. This book provides an updated synthesis of the current knowledge on Lagomorph biology.


Mammalia conservation ecology ecosystem evolution lagomorphs phylogeography physiology wildlife management

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulo C. Alves
    • 1
  • Nuno Ferrand
    • 1
  • Klaus Hackländer
    • 2
  1. 1.CIBIO Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos GenéticosUniversidade do PortoVairão, Vila do CondePortugal
  2. 2.Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game ManagementUniversity of Natural Resources and Applied Life SciencesViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72445-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72446-9
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