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Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Hans Kruuk

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Hans Kruuk's previous Wild Otters was the first, and until now the only, book to cover both natural history and scientific research on behaviour and ecology of otters in Europe. The present book is a ... More


Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Ryan Tucker Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Empire of Extinction examines the causes and consequences of environmental catastrophe resulting from Russia’s imperial expansion into the North Pacific. Gathering a host of Siberian and Alaskan ... More


Otter ecology and its background

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter outlines environmental and conservation concerns that underlie the research described in this book. There are examples of observations of otters of different species in the wild, main ... More


Pen pictures. Thirteen otters of the world: some natural history

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes each of the 13 otter species, with photographs and geographical distribution, an outline of their natural history, a summary of known diet and feeding habits, main habitats, ... More


Evolutionary relationships, questions and methods of otter ecology

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes otter phylogeny, including the latest analyses of mitochondrial DNA. They are Mustelids, originating some 11-14 million years ago in the Miocene in south-east Asia, main ... More


Groups and loners: social organization

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Otter societies vary between species, from solitary, to organized groups and ‘rafts’ of hundreds of individuals. They are variations on a theme of female territoriality, with independent and larger ... More


Otters, people and conservation

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This final chapter discusses the relevance of the previous data to conservation, and details various interactions between people and otters. Global changes affecting otters are discussed. Otters need ... 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


Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations of Sirenians and other Marine Mammals

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of sirenians (manatees and dugongs) and their extinct relatives are reviewed in this chapter, in addition to sea and marine otters, polar bears, and evolutionary ... More


Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Todd Braje (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans from Alaska to southern California relied on aquatic animals such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters for food and raw materials. Archaeological research ... More


Toward a Prehistory of the Southern Sea Otter (Enhydro lutris nereis)

Terry L. Jones, Brendan J. Culleton, Shawn Larson, Sarah Mellinger, and Judith F. Porcasi

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) is one of the mostly widely recognized and highly cherished marine mammals on the coast of California. Numerous studies have elucidated their basic ... More


Perspectives from the Past: Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Northeastern Pacific Pinnipeds and Sea Otters

Todd J. Braje and Torben C. Rick

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Overfishing, pollution, climate change, mismanagement, and other factors have resulted in severely depleted marine ecosystems and anthropogenic seascapes. Steps have been taken to reverse trends, ... More


Predator Diet Breadth and Prey Population Dynamics: Mechanism and Modeling

MARC MANGEL and NICHOLAS WOLF

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter uses a combination of models from behavioral and population ecology to address certain aspects of community dynamics. It aims to show how the synthesis of two different scientific ... More


People, Pinnipeds, and Sea Otters of the Northeast Pacific

Torben C. Rick, Todd J. Braje, and Robert L. DeLong

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Often highly intelligent with sophisticated communication systems, marine mammals are a fundamental component of marine ecosystems around the world. Archaeological data demonstrate that human impacts ... More


A History of Paleoecological Research on Sea Otters and Pinnipeds of the Eastern Pacific Rim

R. Lee Lyman

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

It is not easy to find an article on the zooarchaeology of marine mammals, or on some prehistoric aspect of marine mammals based on zooarchaeological remains in a natural history journal such as ... More


An Analysis of Seal, Sea Lion, and Sea Otter Consumption Patterns on Sanak Island, Alaska: An 1800–Year Record on Aleut Consumer Behavior

Veronica Lech, Matthew W. Betts, and Herbert D. C. Maschner

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter analyzes element and cut mark frequencies to determine the response of Aleut processing and transport strategies to variations in marine mammal abundance. It argues that during times of ... More


Toward a Historical Ecology of Pinniped and Sea Otter Hunting Traditions on the Coast of Southern British Columbia

Iain McKechnie and Rebecca J. Wigen

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Marine mammals (pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sea otters) have been important to the First Nations people in coastal British Columbia for millennia, but their archaeological distribution is poorly known. ... More


Native American Use of Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters in Estuaries of Northern Oregon and Southern Washington

Madonna L. Moss and Robert J. Losev

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Over the last twenty-five years, archaeologists have compiled a substantial zooarchaeological record of pinnipeds on the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Archaeological studies have also ... More


Promyshlenniki, Siberians, Alaskans, and Catastrophic Change in an Island Ecosystem

Ryan Tucker Jones

in Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Following the conclusion of the Second Kamchatka Expedition, private Russian fur traders (promyshlenniki) moved into the North Pacific to exploit the newly discovered marine mammal populations. ... More


Peter and the Wolfe: Gene Wolfe in Conversation

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interview, Wolfe reflects on his then thirty-year writing career. He discusses at length the sources for several of his short stories and for There Are Doors, which segues into a detailed ... More


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