By Agustín Fuentes,Linda D. Wolfe
By Douglas Webster,Molly Webster
The e-book opens with a dialogue of basic techniques on vertebrate evolution. this can be by way of separate chapters on vertebrate phylogeny, skeletal parts, the cranial and postcranial skeleton, muscle tissue, muscular procedure, and improvement of the integument, frightened tissues, experience organs, fearful procedure constitution, frightened pathways, and endocrines. next chapters take care of the digestive, breathing, circulatory, excretory and water stability, and reproductive platforms.
This publication used to be designed to fulfill the wishes of a one-semester path for college kids who've already had an introductory path in biology. it truly is assumed that the lectures may be supplemented via a laboratory with its personal laboratory handbook. The association of the textual content permits the teacher to coordinate the laboratory and lecture parts of the course.
By Barbara J. King
By Wolfgang Bücherl,Eleanor E. Buckley
By Etienne Benson
American flora and fauna biologists first begun becoming animals with radio transmitters within the Nineteen Fifties. by means of the Nineteen Eighties the perform had confirmed so precious to scientists and nonscientists alike that it turned worldwide. stressed barren region is the 1st book-length examine of the beginning, evolution, use, and influence of those now-commonplace monitoring technologies.
Combining techniques from environmental historical past, the historical past of technology and know-how, animal stories, and the cultural and political heritage of the U.S., Etienne Benson strains the radio monitoring of untamed animals throughout quite a lot of associations, areas, and species and in numerous contexts. He explains how hunters, animal-rights activists, and different conservation-minded teams progressively grew to become tagging from a device for keep watch over right into a conduit for reference to natural world. Drawing on vast archival examine, interviews with natural world biologists and engineers, and in-depth case stories of particular conservation concerns -- comparable to the administration of deer, grouse, and different online game animals within the higher Midwest and the conservation of tigers and rhinoceroses in Nepal -- Benson illuminates telemetry's context-dependent makes use of and meanings in addition to commonalities between tagging practices.
Wired desert lines the evolution of the fashionable natural world biologist's box practices and exhibits how the serious curiosity of nonscientists straight away restricted and benefited the sector. students of and researchers fascinated about flora and fauna administration will locate this background either attention-grabbing and revealing.
By Christina Skarpe,Johan T. du Toit,Stein R. Moe
During the 19th century, ivory searching brought on a considerable lessen of elephant numbers in southern Africa. quickly after that, populations of many different huge and medium-sized herbivores went into steep decline as a result of rinderpest pandemic within the Eighteen Nineties. those occasions supplied a chance for wooded area institution in parts formerly intensively used by elephants and different herbivores. The go back of elephants to at the moment safe parts in their former diversity has drastically motivated plants in the community and the ensuing strength unwanted effects on biodiversity are inflicting difficulty between stakeholders, managers, and scientists.
This publication specializes in the ecological results of the expanding elephant inhabitants in northern Botswana, featuring the significance of the elephants for the heterogeneity of the approach, and exhibiting that elephant ecology consists of a lot wider spatiotemporal scales than used to be formerly inspiration. Drawing at the result of their examine, the authors speak about elephant-caused results on crops in nutrient-rich and nutrient-poor savannas, and the capability pageant among elephants at the one hand and browsers and combined feeders at the other.
Ultimately this article offers a complete overview of ecological techniques in African savannas, masking long term surroundings alterations and human-wildlife conflicts. It summarises new wisdom at the ecology of the sub-humid African savanna ecosystems to enhance the overall sensible figuring out of savanna ecosystems across moisture and nutrient gradients.
By Patricia H. Reggio
As examine has stepped forward, the cannabinoid CB 1 and CB 2 receptors have increased considerably in significance in the neuroscience mainstream. In The Cannabinoid Receptors, major specialists introduce novices to the cannabinoid box with chapters protecting cannabinoid ligand synthesis and constitution job relationships, the molecular pharmacology of the cannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoid method, and eventually, the total animal pharmacology and healing functions for cannabinoid medications. including to these key themes, the publication additionally examines the present course of the sector with chapters on new putative cannabinoid receptors and demanding situations for destiny examine. As part of The Receptors ™ sequence, this quantity highlights its receptor with the main thorough, centred and crucial info available.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, The Cannabinoid Receptors serves as an awesome guidebook to what remains to be a desirable and important field.
By Lutz Birnbaumer,Bert W. O'Malley
This booklet opens with a bankruptcy at the physiological homes of the thyroid hormone receptors within the intact animal. this can be through separate chapters on β-adrenergic receptors; the research of hormone-receptor interplay through measuring the organic responses precipitated by way of the activities of gonadotropins on Leydig cells; chemical and immunochemical houses of hCG and PMSG handled with glycosidases; and binding of follitropin (FSH) to rat testes. next chapters take care of the keep an eye on of alterations of gonadotropin responsiveness of the granulosa cellphone in the course of follicular maturation; law of prolactin receptors by way of steroid hormones; and the function of membrane protein phosphorylation within the results of neurotransmitters.
By A. N. Clements,G. A. Kerkut
This ebook consists of sixteen chapters, and starts with discussions at the youth of mosquitoes, larval nutrients, excretion, respiratory, and the osmotic and ionic law of physique fluids. The succeeding chapters care for various factors affecting the expansion and metamorphosis of mosquitoes; the constitution and serve as in their circulatory method; survival and sturdiness; grownup mosquito feeding, nutrients, and metabolism; and replica and feel organs. those subject matters are by means of surveys of the mosquito's diapauses task, larva and pupa habit, and rules of grownup task. The final chapters research the host-seeking task, mating, swarming, and ovoposition of mosquito.
This publication can be of serious worth to entomologists, developmental biologists, physiologists, and researchers who're drawn to increasing their wisdom in mosquito behavior.
By Duncan J. Irschick,Mark Briffa,Jeffrey Podos