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Lagomorph biology : evolution, ecology, and conservation

Lagomorph biology : evolution, ecology, and conservation

Author: Paulo C Alves; Nuno Ferrand; Klaus Hackländer
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2008.
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Lagomorphs are a mammalian order which includes rabbits, hares and pikas. They are distributed throughout the world and are of both scientific and public interest as they are classified between endangered and pest species. In addition, some have a high economic value as important game species. In the last few decades, a huge amount of information was made available to the scientific community and resulted in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lagomorph biology.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo C Alves; Nuno Ferrand; Klaus Hackländer
ISBN: 9783540724469 354072446X 9783540724452 3540724451
OCLC Number: 233973254
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 413 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Introduction to the Lagomorpha / Joseph A. Chapman and John E.C. Flux --
Prehistoric and historic artificial dispersal of lagomorphs on the Mediterranean islands / Marco Masseti and Anna M. De Marinis --
The lagomorph fossil record and the origin of the European rabbit / Nieves Lopez-Martinez --
Inferring the evolutionary history of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from molecular markers / Nuno Ferrand --
Phylogenetic aspects of nuclear and mitochondrial gene-pool characteristics of South and North African Cape hares (Lepus capensis) and European hares (Lepus europaeus) / Franz Suchentrunk, Hichem Ben Slimen and Hakan Sert --
The world of pikas / Andrew T. Smith --
When? where? and for how long? : census design considerations for an alpine lagomorph, the collared pika (Ochotona collaris) / Shawn F. Morrison and David S. Hik --
Weather effects on reproduction, survival, and body mass of European rabbits in a temperate zone habitat / Heiko G. Rödel and Dietrich von Holst --
Ecosystem engineering effects of European rabbits in a Mediterranean habitat / Lucía Gálvez [and others] --
Forest-fire regime : the missing link to understand snowshoe hare population fluctuations? / Jean Ferron and Martin-Hugues St-Laurent --
Introduced lagomorphs as a threat to "native" lagomorphs : the case of the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) in northern Italy / Anna Vidus Rosin, Nicola Gilio and Alberto Meriggi --
Testing multiple hypotheses to identify causes of the decline of a lagomorph species : the New England cottontail as a case study / John A. Litvaitis [and others] --
Many common odour cues and (at least) one pheromone shaping the behaviour of young rabbits / Benôist Schaal [and others] --
Mother-young and within-litter relations in the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus / Amando Bautista, Margarita Martínez-Gómez and Robyn Hudson --
Fertility and infertility in the European hare Lepus europaeus in Australia / Philip Stott, Stephen Harris and Nicole Wight --
A review of competition between rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and hares (Lepus europaeus) / John E.C. Flux --
European brown hare syndrome / K. Frölich and A. Lavazza --
How many caliciviruses are there in rabbits? : a review on RHDV and correlated viruses / Antonio Lavazza and Lorenzo Capucci --
Geographic and seasonal variation in the impact of rabbit haemorrhagic disease on European rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus, and rabbit damage in Australia / Greg Mutze [and others] --
Conservation of endangered lagomorphs / Andrew T. Smith --
Managing the European rabbit : converging interests between Australian research for rabbit control and European research for their conservation / Brian Cooke --
Improving rabbit restocking success : a review of field experiments in France / Jérôme Letty, Jacky Aubineau and Stéphane Marchandeau --
Recovering the endangered riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius) : reproduction and growth in confinement and survival after translocation / Daniel F. Williams [and others] --
Conservation of critically endangered lagomorphs : the Tehuantepec jackrabbit (Lepus flavigularis) as an example / Verónica Farías [and others] --
A review of the biology and conservation of the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi) / Fumio Yamada --
Overview of lagomorph research : what we have learned and what we still need to do / Klaus Hackländer, Nuno Ferrand and Paulo C. Alves --
Lagomorph species : geographical distribution and conservation status / Paulo C. Alves and Klaus Hackländer.
Responsibility: Paulo C. Alves, Nuno Ferrand, Klaus Hackländer (eds.).


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