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This volume in Springer's Handbook of the Mammals of Europe series provides comprehensive overviews of the primate's and each lagomorph species' biology including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat, diet, mortality and age determination. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and management are also addressed. Each chapter includes a distribution map, a photograph of the animal and key literature. This authoritative volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of Europe is a timely and detailed compilation of all European primates and lagomorphs and will appeal to academics and students in mammal research, as well as to professionals dealing with mammal management, including control, use and conservation.
Klaus Hackländer studied Biology Zoology, Conservation) at Philipps-University Marburg/Lahn from 1991 – 1997 and received his Doctorate in Life Sciences (Zoology) at the University of Vienna (Grant of German Academic Exchange Service DAAD) in 2001. He worked as scientist at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Habilitation grant of the German Wildlife Foundation) until 2004 and became full professor for Wildlife Biology and Game Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in 2005. From 2014 – 2015 he worked as Guest scientist at North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA, where he became Adjunct Professor from 2015 – 2018. Prof. Hackländer has expertise in mammals, reproduction, wildlife ecology, wildlife management, population ecology and game management. He received several awards and was appointed as advisor, vice-president and president to different professional societies. Further, Klaus Hackländer has been Editorial Board member of several scientific journals and was Editor-in-Chief of Mammal Review until 2015. He is an experienced reviewer for various scientific journals, for academic procedures as well as for funding organizations and expert organizations.
Paulo Célio Alves is an associate professor of biology in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Porto and the head of the Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Management research group at CIBIO (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetics Resources). The cofounder and president of the World Lagomorph Society, he is the coeditor of the book Lagomorph Biology: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation.