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Urban Penguins: Stories for Lost Places

Thom van Dooren

in Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter inquires on how the lives of many others are fatally tied to lost places by investigating the lives of penguins. Penguins have maintained a connection to the land, as they are drawn out ... More


Breeding Period

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the breeding period in the avian migrant's annual cycle, from arrival on the breeding grounds to completion of reproductive activities. Arrival times naturally differ for ... More


Habitat selection and territoriality

Darrell J. Kemp

in Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Insects dominate virtually all terrestrial and freshwater habitats on earth. This chapter reviews insect habitat selection, focusing on the occupation and defence of mating sites. First the adaptive ... More


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