By: Cynthia Carey(Editor)
543 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology analyzes the extremely energetic lifestyle of birds. Birds invest a large amount of energy flying, migrating, in parental care, and in reproducing. Leading researchers describe energy use by birds, and each chapter discusses the ecological implication of the topic and as far as possible describes the molecular and cellular mechanism behind each adaptation. Included are chapters on nutrition, digestion and feeding, metabolism, thermoregulation, hypometabolism, starvation, flight, moulting, foraging, migratory fattening, reproduction, incubation, embryonic development, post-natal growth, and populational energetics.
- Contributors. Preface. Units and Conversion Factors Contents. Avian Energetics, Ecology, and Evolution-- R E Ricklefs
- Nutrition and Metabolism-- M Murphy
- Digestive Plasticity in Avian Energetics and Feeding Ecology-- W H Karasov
- Energetic Features of Avian Thermoregulatory Responses-- W R Dawson and T.P. O'Connor
- Physiological and Ecological Aspects of Hypothermia-- R E Reinertsen
- Energetics and Nutrition of Molt-- M E Murphy
- Energetics of Flight-- U M Norberg
- Energetics of Avian Foraging-- B A Mauer
- Energetics of Migratory and Winter Fattening-- H Biebach
- Female Reproductive Energetics -- C Carey
- Energetics of Avian Incubation-- J Williams
- Embryonic energetics-- C M Vleck and D. Vleck
- Energetics of Post-natal Growth-- W Weathers
- Populational and Community Energetics-- J A Wiens and A H Farmer
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