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Evolutionary ecology of marsupials

by Anthony K. Lee

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marsupials -- Ecology,
  • Marsupials -- Evolution

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony K. Lee, Andrew Cockburn.
    SeriesMonographs on marsupial biology
    ContributionsCockburn, Andrew, 1954-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.M3 L44 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 274 p. :
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2847300M
    ISBN 10052125292X
    LC Control Number84009440

    Evolutionary Ecology Book Summary: Finally, an eBook version of this now classic textbook has become available. Largely based on the 6th edition, published in , this version is competitively priced. Written by well-known ecologist Eric R. Pianka, a student of the late Robert H. MacArthur, this timeless treatment of evolutionary ecology, first published in , will endure for many. CONVERGENCE: MARSUPIALS AND PLACENTALS Marsupials in Australia and placental mammals in North America provide another example of conver-gent evolution. These two subclasses of mammals have adapted in similar ways to a particular food supply, locomotor skill, or climate. They separated from some common ancestor more than mya,File Size: 46KB.

    Extant mammals are divided into sub- and infraclasses that are distinguished by their mode of reproduction. The monotremes lay eggs, the marsupials give birth to altricial young that typically develop in a pouch, and the eutherians have prolonged in utero development, resulting in well developed young at birth. The three groups exhibit what appears to be a nice progression of evolution towards Cited by: 8. Evol Ecol Res 8: () Full PDF if your library subscribes.. Do marsupials make good predators? Insights from predator–prey diversity ratios. Darin A. Croft. Department of Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH , USA.

    Evolutionary Ecology is a concept-oriented journal of biological research at the interface of ecology and evolution. We publish papers that therefore integrate both fields of research: research that seeks to explain the ecology of organisms in the context of evolution, or patterns of evolution as explained by ecological processes. Researchers in evolutionary ecology that want an overview of the current state of the field, and graduate students that want an introduction the field, will find this book very valuable. This volume can also be used as a primary textbook or supplemental reading in both upper division and graduate courses/seminars in Evolutionary Ecology.


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Evolutionary ecology of marsupials by Anthony K. Lee Download PDF EPUB FB2

The ecological literature on marsupials is dominated by descriptive natural history, and there has hitherto been little attempt at either synthesis or evolutionary interpretation.

This book attempts to provide such a synthesis, by drawing on both the descriptive data base and predictions from the burgeoning literature on behavioural and evolutionary by: Evolutionary Ecology of Marsupials A. LEE and A. COCKBURN This book attempts to provide a synthesis of the vast quantity of descriptive natural history data available on marsupials and the burgeoning literature on behavioural and evolutionary ecology.

In a fascinating treatment the impressive diversity of marsupial life history. The ecological literature on marsupials is dominated by descriptive natural history, and there has hitherto been little attempt at either synthesis or evolutionary interpretation.

The aim of this book is to examine a variety of problems in the understanding of the evolutionary history of the marsupials. In his exposition, the author covers developmental and reproductive biology, the cranio-skeletal system (including dentition, skull and postcranial morphology) and the ecologically related aspects of skeletal morphology.

Quantitative tests of these ideas are needed, because the most recent synthesis of marsupial life history and ecology was attempted 15 yr ago, when many fewer species and habitats had been studied Author: Bobbi S.

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Behaviour and ecology of the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus. The success of marsupials as introduced species. Breeding and behaviour of Australian bandicoots. The Biology of marsupials Bernard Stonehouse, Desmond Gilmore Snippet view - The book is necessary reading for any parasitologist interested in the ecology and evolution of parasites.

It should also be read by ecologists working on other groups, who often tend to ignore parasites. Because of its clarity and conciseness, the book is. In Life of Marsupials, one of the world's leading experts explores the biology and evolution of this unusual group - with their extraordinary diversity of forms around the world - in Australia, New Guinea and South America.-back cover.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book. In none of these three areas do marsupials occupy similar niches to species of either of the two other orders; there are no true flying marsupials and none is strictly seed-eating.

The niches that small marsupials do occupy are those of small insectivores, small to medium carnivore/omnivore, and arboreal leaf- fruit- and by: The evolution of reproduction in marsupials, and speculation about the ancestral state of mammalian reproduction, have engaged discussion since the end of the 19th century.

Both sexes possess a cloaca, which is connected to a urogenital sac used to store waste before : Metatheria. The Biology of Marsupials is a compilation and analysis of the research conducted on New World marsupials that covers both Australian and didelphid marsupials.

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Lee. 03 Jul Hardback. US$ US$ Save US$   It introduces the geologically oldest marsupials, from the Americas, and examines the fall from former diversity of the larger marsupial carnivores and their convergent evolution Reviews: 1. This chapter provides an evolutionary context to comparative research on monotremes and marsupials.

It explains the evolutionary origins of the three mammalian clades in the mammalian (and pre. Booktopia - Buy Marsupials & Monotremes books online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Discount Marsupials & Monotremes books and flat rate shipping of $ per online book order. Written by 63 experts in each field, the book covers a comprehensive range of disciplines including evolution and systematics, reproductive biology, physiology, ecology, behaviour and conservation.

Predators with Pouches reveals the relationships between the American didelphids and the Australian dasyurids, and explores the role of the.

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An up-to-date synthesis of the field, the book is an ideal teaching tool for advanced courses on the subject. Updated Octo You wouldn't know it from their relatively paltry numbers today, but marsupials (the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, etc.

of Australia, as well as the opossums of the western hemisphere) have a rich evolutionary history. As far as paleontologists can tell, the distant ancestors of modern opossums diverged from the distant ancestors of modern placental mammals about.

Evolutionary Ecology of Marsupials. Monographs on marsupial biology, Cambridge Univ. Press, viii + pp., il We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of : Richard S.

Ostfeld. Life history theory’s principle of allocation suggests that because immature organisms cannot expend reproductive effort, the major trade-off facing juveniles will be the one between survival, on one hand, and growth and development, on the other.

As a consequence, infants and children might be expected to possess psychobiological mechanisms for optimizing this trade-off. The main argument Cited by: 1. The evolution and classification of marsupials M.

Archer and J. Kirsch 2. What marsupials can do for genetics and what genetics can do for marsupials W. Sherwin and J. A. Marshall Graves 3. Reproduction G. Shaw 4. Lactation A. Krockenberger 5. Nutrition and digestion I. D. Hume 6. The nervous system J. Nelson and P Armati Range: £ - £Download Mammalogy Classification, Distribution, Life history, Evolution and Ecology of Mammals Download free online book chm pdf.