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Ferrets

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Black-footed ferrets are in the same family as badgers but aren't in the same class as diggers. Long, low, and slender, they find prairie dog tunnels to be just their size. So they simply move into a ... More


Constructing visual function through prenatal and postnatal learning

James A. Bednar and Risto Miikkulainen

in Neuroconstructivism Volume Two: Perspectives and Prospects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529934
eISBN:
9780191689727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529934.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the extent to which visual representations can begin to emerge prenatally. This is a fascinating question because while the unborn child exists in a relatively rich auditory ... More


Resurrection

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Most colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs had been exterminated in southwestern New Mexico. This chapter narrates the prairie dog restoration project proposed by the author. It also discusses both ... More


Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology in a different world

Carolyn M. King, Grant Norbury, and Andrew J. Veale

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the ecology of the three species of small mustelids introduced into New Zealand: the ferret (Mustela furo), the stoat (M. erminea) and the weasel (M. nivalis), for biological ... More


The Future of the Shortgrass Steppe

Ingrid C. Burke and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Where lies the future of the shortgrass steppe? In prior chapters we have described the remarkable resilience of the shortgrass steppe ecosystem and its organisms to past drought and grazing, and ... More


WINTER ON THE PLAINS: LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE MANDANS

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter recounts the experiences of Lewis and Clark wintering with Hidatsa and Mandans. Topics covered include the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Indians as traders; Mandan and Hidatsa villages, ... More


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