411 pages, 78 illus
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.
From the reviews: "This volume presents 26 original articles that address issues involving lagomorph evolution, ecology, physiology, behavior, and conservation. The articles are all scholarly in nature ! clearly, this book is meant for the small audience of researchers in the field. ! Useful for libraries that support specialized research in lagomorph biology. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty." (F. T. Kuserk, CHOICE, Vol. 46 (01), September, 2008) "Lagomorph Biology: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation nicely illustrates that lagomorphs represent a diverse group of mammals rich with tractable research problems and, more importantly, ripe for exposure to new researchers asking new questions. Because this perspective is rare, the publication of this book in itself is a tremendous success for lagomorph researchers. ! Overall, the papers are of high quality, the book is well edited, and the included illustrations are good." (Brian P. Kraatz, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Vol. 15, 2008) "This book was compiled and contains 26 contributions from 70 authors. ! presents recent advances in research pertaining to pikas, hares and rabbits. ! the recent work on genetics and perspectives in improving biology and ecology knowledge of numerous species are developed. This very interesting book also contains an appendix accompanied by the geographical distribution and complete list of species with their conservation status." (Michel Cuisin and Christiane Denys, Mammalia, Vol. 73 (3), 2009)
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