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By: Philip C Withers (Author), Christine E Cooper (Author)
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From the webpage:
The environment is increasingly viewed as a common, unifying theme for many aspects of biology. Environmental physiology has long been a mainstay of comparative physiology, and now more students than ever are turning to the field of environmental physiology to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of ecological and ethological field observations. Yet, one only rarely finds a unified, comprehensive collection of information on ecological and environmental physiology of a specific group of organisms. A synthesis from which emerges overarching principles is lacking for many taxa. For example, assume one is interested in the ecological and environmental physiology of birds. One can consult numerous, widely dispersed and variably presented sources of information on how birds respond to environmental challenges, but what one source can one go to learn about how birds have evolved to cope with the hostile environments of the Antarctic or Chile's Atacama desert, with the thousands of miles of migration typical of many birds, or with the high altitudes presented by montane environments? Moreover, and importantly, where can one find a single source where one can also read not just a catalogue of bird's adaptations to environments, but an actual analysis identifying both the common and the unique physiological solutions to environmental challenges that have evolved in birds. The rationale for the Ecological and Environmental Physiology Series (EEPS) is therefore to provide taxon-specific treatments of ecological and environmental physiology.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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