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The animals

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter takes a brief look at the ecology and behaviour of the major mammals in the dynamics of the savannah ecosystem. Other animals (insects and birds) are mentioned briefly. First, the ... More


Spatial-temporal dynamics of rabies in ecological communities

Leslie A. Real and James E. Childs

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

As new species invade novel geographic regions, they have the propensity to reorganize multi-species community interactions. The expansion of the rabies virus in Europe and across the eastern United ... More


Coexistence and the cheetah’s relations with other carnivores

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In the southern Kalahari densities of large carnivores are relatively low, with the brown hyena the most abundant. Resource partitioning is well defined as each species tends to concentrate on the ... More


Carnivora

W. Henry Gilbert, Nuria García, and F. Clark Howell

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the carnivore fossils present in the Daka Member. Carnivores from the Daka Member include leopards, lions, and crocutoid hyaenas. There are 10 specimens of carnivore fossils in ... More


Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199558520
eISBN:
9780191774546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people, and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attracts interest from ... More


Prologue

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter begins with the author's first-hand accounts about prey that are unafraid of predators due to lack of exposure to these. It then suggests that if there are lessons to be learned and ... More


Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

David W. Macdonald, Chris Newman, and Lauren A. Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The editors of this book have used their combined 90 years of experience working on the behaviour and ecology of wild carnivores to draw together a unique network of the world’s experts on musteloid ... More


Carnivore Communities in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Meggan E. Craft, Katie Hampson, Joseph O. Ogutu, and Sarah M. Durant

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem harbors a rich community of carnivores, and we are making gains to understand their ecology and distribution. In this system seasonality is important in driving many of ... More


The Wolf is at the Door-Who's Afraid?

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The continuing global decline of large carnivores today has catalyzed great interest in reintroduction with the dual goal of restoring populations and reestablishing ecologically important ... More


Conservation of Australian Arid-Zone Marsupials: Making Use of Knowledge of Their Energy and Water Requirements

Ian D. Hume, Lesley A. Gibson, and Steven J. Lapidge

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes conservation studies of two Australian arid-zone marsupials, the bilby or rabbit-eared bandicoot (Macrotis lagotis) and the yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus). ... More


Paleopathology and Taphonomic Modification of Mammalian Bones from Porcupine Cave

C. Suzane Ware and Elaine Anderson

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the paleopathology and taphonomic modifications evident in several specimens recovered from the Porcupine Cave deposits. It also provides background information about bone ... More


Comparative and Functional Anatomy of Balance in Aquatic Mammals

Fred Spoor and J. G. M. Thewissen

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the comparative and functional anatomy of the organ of balance or vestibular system in aquatic and semiaquatic mammals, such as cetaceans, artiodactyls, sirenians, rodents, ... More


: A Summary of Fossilized Species in Porcupine Cave

Anthony D. Barnosky

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a summary of fossilized species lists for each locality in Porcupine Cave, and provides estimates of number of identifiable specimens (NISP) and minimum numbers of individuals ... More


The Carnivora from Porcupine Cave

Elaine Anderson

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter identifies carnivore specimens in Porcupine Cave. There were 22 species and 144 specimens of carnivores reported from nine areas in Porcupine Cave in 1996. Since then, Ursus americanus ... More


Irvingtonian Mammals from the Badger Room in Porcupine Cave: Age, Taphonomy, Climate, and Ecology

Alan B. Shabel, Anthony D. Barnosky, Tonya Van Leuvan, Faysal Bibi, and Matthew H. Kaplane

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes fossil deposits of mammals in the Badger Room of Porcupine Cave. The Badger Room is a small chamber in the Porcupine Cave system located approximately 25 m from the modern ... More


Carnivora

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and F. Clark Howell

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the Middle Awash carnivore fauna, which represents one of the most diverse in the latest Miocene of eastern Africa. At least 15 genera in seven families are recognized from the ... More


The ecology of animals: foods and feeding

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter deals with the ecology of Tropical East Asia from an animal perspective. Diet is often the best-known aspect of an animal’s ecology and an animal’s diet has consequences for all other ... More


Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Susan G. Clark and Murray B. Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107400
eISBN:
9780226107547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book examines the problem of living sustainably with large carnivores (wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions). The book includes case studies of practical experiences with large carnivore ... More


Introduction: research and conservation of carnivores

Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell

in Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199558520
eISBN:
9780191774546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This introductory chapter first discusses how the diversity of carnivores contributes to the diversity of techniques available to study them. It briefly reviews the long history of the study of ... More


Designing carnivore surveys

Luigi Boitani, Paolo Ciucci, and Alessio Mortelliti

in Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199558520
eISBN:
9780191774546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the challenges associated with planning and implementing a field survey on carnivores. Following the definition of the term ‘survey’, the main issues associated with the several ... More


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