This volume in Springer's Handbook of the Mammals of Europe series provides comprehensive overviews of each terrestrial cetartiodactyl species' biology including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat and diet. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and conservation 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 terrestrial cetartiodactyls and will appeal to academics and students in mammal research, as well as to professionals dealing with mammal management, including control, use and conservation.
- Sus scrofa (M. Scandura, L. Iacolina et al.)
- Muntiacus reevesi (Norma Chapman)
- Cervus elaphus (Zachos et al.)
- Cervus nippon (Putman et al.)
- Dama dama (as Cervus dama) (Apollonio et al.)
- Axis axis (Zachos, Sprem)
- Alces alces (Magdalena Niedzialkowska)
- Rangifer tarandus (Oystein Holand et al.)
- Capreolus capreolus (Rita Lorenzini et al.)
- Hydropotes inermis (Arnold Cooke)
- Odocoileus virginianus (Jon E. Brommer)
- Bison bonasus (Kowalczyk et al.)
- Ovibos moschatus (Mads Forchhammer et al.)
- Rupicapra spp. (Luca Corlatti et al.)
- Capra aegagrus (Sandro Lovari & Haritakis Papaioannou)
- Capra ibex (Alice Brambilla et al.)
- Capra pyrenaica (Juan Herrero et al.)
- Ovis ammon (as O. a. musimon) (Pascal Marchand & Mathieu Garel et al.)
- Ammotragus lervia (Nikica Sprem et al.)
- Capra caucasica (Paul Weinberg & Stefan Michel)
Frank Zachos studied biology and philosophy at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany from 1995-1998. April through June 1998 he participated at an internship at the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum in London and proceeded with his studies (biology, history of science and philosophy) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena, Germany (1998-2002). In February 2002 he received his Diploma degree (equivalent to M.Sc.) in biology at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena. Major: zoology; minors: palaeontology, genetics, history of science. In November 2005 he received his PhD degree in zoology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. He worked as a researcher at the Zoological Institute of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel until 2011; in 2009 he became Assistant professor at the Zoological Institute of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. April through June 2010 he participated at the Marie-Curie postdoc fellowship at the Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Białowieża, Poland, within the framework of the BIOresc programme (Transfer of Knowledge in Biodiversity Research and Conservation). In April 2010 the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa Offered him a full professor position at the Department of Genetics. Since August 2011 Frank Zachos is head of the Mammal Collection at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Luca Corlatti is a post-doctoral researcher in the field of animal behavioural ecology. After fieldwork experiences in Italy, Denmark and Sweden, he graduated in Environmental Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy) in 2006 with a thesis on ungulate demography. In 2008 and 2009 he has worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management in Vienna, Austria. Between 2009 and 2013, as a PhD fellow in Evolutionary Biology (Zoology) at Siena University, Italy (supervised by Prof. Sandro Lovari and Dr. Bruno Bassano), he has primarily focussed on the evolution of ungulate mating systems, specifically on the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of alternative tactics in a population of Alpine chamois in the Italian Alps. This interest has led to him to the project he has designed on the influence of anthropogenic effects on mating systems of mountain ungulates. He is also interested in other aspects of animal bio-ecology, such as population dynamics, spatial movements and abundance estimation.