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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Animals: Vertebrate Zoology

Feeding in Vertebrates Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics

By: Vincent L Bels(Editor), Ian Q Whishaw(Editor)
1092 pages, 115 colour & 119 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Feeding in Vertebrates
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  • Feeding in Vertebrates ISBN: 9783030137380 Hardback May 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This book provides students and researchers with reviews of biological questions related to the evolution of feeding by vertebrates in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Based on recent technical developments and novel conceptual approaches, Feeding in Vertebrates covers functional questions on trophic behavior in nearly all vertebrate groups including jawless fishes. The book describes mechanisms and theories for understanding the relationships between feeding structure and feeding behavior. Finally, the book demonstrates the importance of adopting an integrative approach to the trophic system in order to understand evolutionary mechanisms across the biodiversity of vertebrates.


Preface / Marvalee and David Wake
Chapter 1. Introduction: The trophic system: a complex tool in a complex world / Vincent Bels, and Anthony Herrel

Part I. Overview: from structure to behavior
Chapter 2. Feeding, function, and phylogeny: status-of-the-art on biomechanics and form-function relationships in vertebrates / Elisabeth L. Brainerd, and Ariel L. Camp
Chapter 3. What does the mechanics of the skeleton tell us about evolution of form and function in vertebrates? / Emily Rayfield
Chapter 4. Food capture in Vertebrates: a complex integrative performance of the cranial and postcranial systems / Stephane J. Montuelle, and Emily A. Kane
Chapter 5. Transitions from water to land: terrestrial feeding in fishes / Sam Wassenbergh
Chapter 6. The evolution of the hand as a tool in feeding behavior: the multiple motor channel theory of reaching / Ian Q. Whishaw, and Jenni M Karl

Part II. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Behavior in chordate and vertebrate lineages
Chapter 7. Feeding in jawless fishes / Andrew J. Clark, and Theodore A. Uyeno
Chapter 8. Feeding in cartilaginous fishes: An interdisciplinary synthesis / Daniel Huber, Cheryl Wilga, Mason Dean, Lara Ferry, Jayne Gardiner, Laura Habegger, Yannis Papastamatiou, Jason Ramsay, and Lisa Whitenack
Chapter 9. Functional Morphology and Biomechanics of Feeding in Fishes / Nicholas J Gidmark, Kelsie Pos, Bonne Matheson, Esai Ponce, and Mark W. Westneat
Chapter 10. Evolutionary specialization of the tongue in vertebrates: structure and function / Shin-ichi Iwasaki, Serkan Erdogan and Tomoichiro Asami
Chapter 11. Tetrapod Teeth: Diversity, Evolution, and Function / Peter S. Ungar, and Hans-Dieter Sue
Chapter 12. Feeding in amphibians: evolutionary transformations and phenotypic diversity as drivers of feeding system diversity / Anthony Herrel, James C. O'Reilly, Anne-Claire Fabre, Carla Bardua, Aurelien Lowie, Renaud Boistel, and Stanislav N. Gorb
Chapter 13. Feeding in lizards: form-function and complex multifunctional system / Vincent Bels, Anne-Sophie Paindavoine, Leila-Nastasia Zghikh, Emeline Paulet, Jean-Pierre Pallandre, and Stephane Montuelle
Chapter 14. Feeding in snakes: form, function, and evolution of the feeding system / Brad R. Moon, David A. Penning, Marion Segall, and Anthony Herrel
Chapter 15. Feeding in crocodylians and their relatives: functional insights from ontogeny and evolution / Paul M. Gignac, Haley D. O'Brien, A. H. Turner, and Greg M. Erickson
Chapter 16. Feeding in turtles: understanding terrestrial and aquatic feeding in a diverse but monophyletic group / Patrick Lemell, Nikolay Natchev, Christian Beisser, and Egon Heiss
Chapter 17. Feeding in Birds: Thriving in Terrestrial, Aquatic, and Aerial Niches / Alejandro Rico-Guevara, Diego Sustaita, Sander Gussekloo, Aaron Olsen, Jen Bright, Clay Corbin, and Robert Dudley
Chapter 18. F Feeding in mammals: comparative, experimental and evolutionary insights on form and function / Susan H. Williams
Chapter 19. Feeding in Aquatic Mammals: An Evolutionary and Functional Approach / Christopher D. Marshall, and Nicholas D. Pyenson
Chapter 20. Evolution, constraint and optimality in primate feeding systems / Callum F. Ross, and Jose Iriarte-Diaz
Chapter 21. The Masticatory Apparatus of Humans (Homo sapiens): Evolution and Comparative Functional Morphology / Christopher J. Vinyard, Mark F. Teaford, Christine E. Wall, and Andrea B. Taylor

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Vincent Bels was born in Verviers, Belgium. His Ph.D. in Ethology and Functional Morphology at the University of Liege (Liege, Belgium) integrated theoretical concepts on morphology in feeding animals. He has used lizards as a model to clarify the process of behavioral ritualization in evolution. After completing his studies, he served as a Research Fellow and then Assistant at the University of Liege (Belgium). He then taught Biology, Zoology and Ecology and developed applied research methods for studying feeding behavior in domestic animals at the Hautes Ecoles (Hainaut, Belgium) and the Associated Agronomic Centre (Belgium). He is currently a Professor at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France), where he has served as joint director of one Research Mixed Unit (CNRS/MNHN, France).

Ian Q. Whishaw received his Ph.D. from Western University and is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the University of Strasbourg. He is a fellow of Clair Hall, Cambridge, the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada.

By: Vincent L Bels(Editor), Ian Q Whishaw(Editor)
1092 pages, 115 colour & 119 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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