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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Mammals: General

Small Mammals Their Productivity and Population Dynamics

Edited By: FB Golley, K Petrusewicz and L Ryszowski
Small Mammals
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About this book

The ability of small mammals to exploit environmental resources, based upon a rapid adaptation to short-term changes in population and/or the environment, as well as to a variety of local conditions, implies a strong impact upon natural resources. The role played by small mammal consumers in the flow of energy within natural and man-modified ecosystems is therefore of equal importance to that of larger, longer-lived species which have been studied more intensively.

This volume, first published in 1975, looks at small mammal populations with emphasis being placed on their ecology and energy dynamics. It discusses the most productive research techniques and research objectives. The second part of the book deals with the roles of small mammals in ecosystems ranging from the tropics to the tundra and special consideration is given to the impact of rodents on man. Research workers in the fields of mammalogy and ecology will find this an essential book and agriculturists, foresters and anyone concerned professionally with the control of small mammals will find much that is of value to their work.

Contents

List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction: 1.1 Mammals, small and large: the ecological implications of size F. Bourliere; 1.2. Productivity investigation in ecology K. Petrusewicz; 2. Density estimations of small mammal populations M. H. Smith, R. H. Gardiner, J. B. Gentry, D. W. Kaufman and M. H. O'Farrell; 3. Age criteria in small mammals Z. Pucek and V. P. W. Lowe; 4. Patterns of demography in small mammal populations N. R. French, D. M. Stoddart and B. Bobek; 5. The role of dispersal in the demography of small mammals W. Z. Lidicker, Jr.; 6. Morpho-physiological characteristics as indices of population processes S. S. Shvarts; 7. Biological production in small mammal populations K. Petrusewicz and L. Hansson; 8. Ecological energetics of small mammals W. Grodzinski and B. A. Wunder; 9. Elemental flow and standing crops for small mammal populations J. B. Gentry, L. A. Briese, D. W. Kaufman, M. H. Smith and J. G. Wiener; 10. The role of small mammals in temperate forests, grasslands and cultivated fields F. B. Golley, L. Ryszkowski and J. T. Sokur; 11. The role of small mammals in arctic ecosystems G. O. Batzli; 12. The role of small mammals in tropical ecosystems T. H. Fleming; 13. The role of rodents in ecosystems of the northern deserts of Eurasia N. P. Naumov; 14. Applied research on small mammals: 14.1 Control of field rodents A. Myllymaki; 14.2 Control of rodents in stored products and urban environments F. P. Rowe; 14.3. The importance of small mammals in public health A. A. Arata; List of mammal names cited in the text; References; Index.

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Edited By: FB Golley, K Petrusewicz and L Ryszowski
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