New PDF release: Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

By Duncan J. Irschick,Timothy E. Higham

ISBN-10: 0199296545

ISBN-13: 9780199296545

ISBN-10: 0199296553

ISBN-13: 9780199296552

Animals practice many athletic initiatives to an grand measure of achievement: not just outstanding feats of operating and leaping but additionally regimen activities that make sure survival reminiscent of feeding, vocalization, diving, flying, and lots of extra. The examine of functionality skill (defined because the skill of an animal to behavior a key activity) is of serious curiosity to either ecologists and evolutionary biologists. At an ecological point, how good contributors practice usually dictates
opportunities for copy, profession of most well liked territories, or taking pictures prey. for that reason, edition in functionality capacities could be a key determinant of edition in health inside animal populations. At an evolutionary point, edition in functionality frequently follows heavily from edition in form,
and hence permits animals to invade novel habitats, or to overhaul different species. This novel publication examines how and why animal athletes have developed. It makes use of examples from around the animal nation and integrates them within the broader context of ecology and evolution, thereby settling on universal subject matters that go beyond taxonomic divisions.

Animal Athletes is an obtainable textbook of specific relevance to undergraduates, graduate scholars, researchers, and execs within the fields of evolutionary biology, ecology, vertebrate morphology, and useful morphology, and also will entice the layperson.

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