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Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior

  • Brings together significant recent research from a range of disciplines and specialized journals to provide a comprehensive review of critical topics for the understanding of the biology of ARs
  • Explores animal behavior adaptations globally
  • Examines how ectothermy is associated with behavioral strategies for regulating body temperature and its link to low levels of metabolic activity
  • Assists in worldwide conservation efforts through the application of basic scientific information

By: Denis Otávio Vieira de Andrade(Editor), Catherine R Bevier(Editor), José Eduardo de Carvalho(Editor)

272 pages, 10 colour & 14 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Jun 2016 | #227595 | ISBN-13: 9781482222043
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About this book

Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the physical environment, such as their dependence on external heat sources. Species distributed along a latitudinal or altitudinal gradient can exhibit considerable variation in their physiological capabilities as a function of changes in environmental parameters. Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment provides a comprehensive and integrative view of the interplay between physiology and behavior in amphibians and reptiles, leading to a better understanding of the subject.


- Individual variation in amphibian corticosterone stress responses: applications for understanding global amphibian declines
- Altitudinal effects on the thermal physiology and water balance in anurans from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest
- Narrowing the gap between physiological measurements and biological reality: temperature effects on the metabolism of Squamate reptiles
- How important is muscle physiology in setting limits on locomotor performance in reptiles and amphibians
- Peripheral arterial chemoreceptors in reptiles and their role in cardiorespiratory control
- Physiological correlates of calling behavior in anurans with different calling strategies
- Effects of Feeding on Ventilation in Anurans
- Cardiac shunts and physiological function: new experimental models × same old question
- Physiological ecology and conservation of amphibian anurans
- Water balance and locomotor performance in species from the genus Rhinella
- Life in the underground: morphological and physiological adaptations of fossorial gymnophthalmid lizards
- Physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles
- Physiological consequences of feeding in reptiles
- Water balance in reptiles
- Thermal Relations

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Denis Otávio Vieira de Andrade, PhD, is an associate professor of animal physiology in the Zoology Department at the University of Sao Paulo State, campus of Rio Claro, Brazil.

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