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Activity Patterns in Small Mammals An Ecological Approach

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 141
Edited By: S Halle and NC Stenseth
318 pages, 59 figs, 11 tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Activity Patterns in Small Mammals
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Links chronobiology with behavioural and evolutionary ecology, drawing on research on mammals ranging from mongooses and civets to weasels, martens and shrews.

Contents

Introduction.- Activity Patterns and the Biological Clock in Mammals.- Activity Patterns and Metabolism.- Ecological Relevance of Daily Activity Patterns.- Weasels and Martens - Carnivores in Northern Latitudes.- Mongooses, Civets and Genets - Carnivores in Southern Latitudes.- Squirrels - Medium-Sized Granivores in Woodland Habitats.- Activity Patterns of Kangaroo Rats - Granivores in a Desert Habitat.- Gerbils and Heteromyids - Interspecific Competition and the Spatio-Temporal Niche.- Wood Mice - Small Granivores/Insectivores with Seasonally Variable Patterns.- Voles - Small Graminivores with Polyphasic Patterns.- Djungarian Hamsters - Small Graminivores with Daily Torpor.- Shrews - Small Insectivores with Polyphasic Patterns.- Bats - Flying Nocturnal Mammals.- Chronoecology: New Light Through Old Windows - A Conclusion.- Appendix: Measuring and Analysing Activity of Small Mammals in the Laboratory and in the Field.- Subject Index

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Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 141
Edited By: S Halle and NC Stenseth
318 pages, 59 figs, 11 tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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