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Rodents in Desert Environments

  • Editors
  • I. Prakash
  • P. K. Ghosh

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. J. L. Gloudsley-Thompson
    Pages 1-13
  3. D. C. D. Happold
    Pages 15-45
  4. Xavier Misonne
    Pages 47-58
  5. F. Petter
    Pages 177-183
  6. J. F. Eisenberg
    Pages 189-224
  7. Norman R. French
    Pages 225-239
  8. M. L. Rosenzweig, Barbara Smigel, A. Kraft
    Pages 241-268
  9. David L. Harrison
    Pages 269-276
  10. H. Duane Smith, Clive D. Jorgensen
    Pages 305-330
  11. Priscilla F. Turnbull
    Pages 363-378
  12. Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
    Pages 379-388
  13. L. I. Ghobrial, T. A. Nour
    Pages 413-444
  14. Sylvester Johnson
    Pages 445-464
  15. N. P. Naumov, V. S. Lobachev
    Pages 465-606
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 607-624

About this book

Introduction

The Evolution of Desert Adaptations. 190 A Comparison of Behavior Patterns. . 196 A Comparison of Behavior Patterns in: Meriones, Gerbillus and Perognathus . . . . . 210 Spacing and Communication 217 Acknowledgements 221 References . . . . . . . . 221 XI. Activity Patterns ofa Desert Rodent by N. R. FRENCH 225 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 The Microdosimeter and the Index of Activity. 227 Variation in Activity. . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Climatological Variables and Animal Activity . 229 Analysis . 232 Discussion 237 Summary 238 References 239 XII. Patterns of Food, Space and Diversity by M. L. ROSENZWEIG, BARBARA SMIGEL & A. KRAFT. 241 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Resource Allocation by Seed Selection 242 Habitat Selection in Space . . . . . 251 The Pattern of Local Species Diversity 260 Acknowledgements 266 References . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 XIII. Desert Coloration in Rodents by D. L. HARRISON. 269 Introduction . . . 269 Desert Coloration . 269 Acknowledgements 275 References . . . . 275 XIV. The Biology of so:me Desert-Dwelling Ground Squ- rels by A. C. HA WBECKER . 277 Introduction . 277 Reproduction. . . . . . 279 Food Habits . . . . . . 288 Population Characteristics 294 Habitat Factors . 297 References . . . . . . . 302 IX xv. Reproductive Biology of North ADlerican Desert Rodents by H. D. SMITH & C. D. JORGENSEN. 305 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Reproductive Biology: Species Summaries. . . 308 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 XVI. Rodent Faunas and EnvironDlental Changes in the Pleistocene of Israel by E. TCHERNOV . . . . . . . 331 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 The Main Biogeographical Changes in the Near-East since the Miocene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 The Composition of the Rodents Faunas in the Pleistocene of Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 The Main Ecological Changes in the Quarternary of Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

Fauna ecology environment species diversity temperature vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1944-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1946-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1944-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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