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Nests, eggs, and incubation : New ideas about avian reproduction

Author: D Charles Deeming; S James Reynolds
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Provide a new overview of the field which builds on the foundations laid down by Charles Deemings 2001 work Avian Incubation (now freely available for download at:  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Deeming, D. Charles
Nests, Eggs, and Incubation : New ideas about avian reproduction
Oxford : OUP Oxford,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Charles Deeming; S James Reynolds
ISBN: 9780191028786 0191028789
OCLC Number: 919495729
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover ; Contents; Contributors; Plates; 1 Incubating new ideas about avian reproduction; S.J. Reynolds and D.C. Deeming; 2 The fossil record and evolution of avian egg nesting and incubation; D.C. Deeming; 3 Nest construction behaviour; S.D. Healy, K.V. Morgan, and I.E. Bailey; 4 Functional properties of nests; D.C. Deeming and M.C. Mainwaring; 5 The influence of predation on the location and design of nests; M.C. Mainwaring, S.J. Reynolds, and K. Weidinger; 6 Nest construction and incubation in a changing climate; M.C. Mainwaring; 7 Microbiology of nests and eggs A. West, P. Cassey, and C.M. Thomas8 Control of invertebrate occupants of nests; I. López-Rull and C. Macías Garcia; 9 Egg allometry: influences of phylogeny and the altricial-precocial continuum; G.F. Birchard and D.C. Deeming; 10 Egg quality, embryonic development, and post-hatching phenotype: an integrated perspective; T.D. Williams and T.G.G. Groothuis; 11 Egg signalling: the use of visual, auditory, and chemical stimuli; K. Brulez, T.W. Pike, and S.J. Reynolds; 12 Improvements in our understanding of behaviour during incubation; V. Marasco and K.A. Spencer 13 The energetic costs of incubationA. Nord and J.B. Williams; 14 Influence of incubation temperature on offspring phenotype and fitness in birds; G.R. Hepp, S.E. DuRant, and W.A. Hopkins; 15 Advances in techniques to study incubation; J.A. Smith, C.B. Cooper, and S.J. Reynolds; 16 Applications of incubation science to aviculture and conservation; D.C. Deeming and N.S. Jarrett; 17 The role of citizen science in studies of avian reproduction; C.B. Cooper, R.L. Bailey, and D.I. Leech; 18 Perspectives on avian nests and eggs; D.C. Deeming and S.J. Reynolds; References; Index
Responsibility: edited by D.C. Deeming & S.J. Reynolds.

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