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Small Mammal Diversity and Population Dynamics in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Andrea E. Byrom, Wendy A. Ruscoe, Ally K. Nkwabi, Kristine L. Metzger, Guy J. Forrester, Meggan E. Craft, Sarah M. Durant, Stephen Makacha, John Bukombe, John Mchetto, Simon A. R. Mduma, Denne N. Reed, Katie Hampson, and Anthony R. E. Sinclair

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/9780226196336.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Summary of over 45 years of data on small mammal diversity and abundance collected in the greater Serengeti ecosystem, quantifying the diversity of small mammals by habitat type and increasing the ... More


Small mammals on lowland farmland

David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Merryl Gelling, Fran H. Tattersall, and Tom Tew

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with a summary of the ecology of small mammals found on British farmland, and highlights the importance of this community in the food chain and as indicators of change. The ... More


Small Mammal Communities in Upland and Floodplain Forests along an Amazonian White Water River

Jay R. Malcolm, James L. Patton, and Maria Nazareth F. da Silva

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the non-volant small mammal communities in floodplain and upland forest along the Juruá River, a white-water tributary in the western part of the Amazon Basin. It compares small ... More


Patterns of Small Mammal Species Richness in Mediterranean and Temperate Chile: Patrones En La Riqueza De Especies De PequeñOs MamíFeros En Las Regiones MediterráNea Y Templada De Chile

Hernán L. Cofré, Horacio Samaniego, and Pablo A. Marquet

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter analyzes richness and rarity patterns of small mammals (rodents and marsupials) in Mediterranean and Temperate Chile. It tests for the effect of environmental factors that may explain ... More


The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Weasels are the most common and the least known of the world's carnivores. In predatory power they rival any of the big cats; indeed, gram for gram they are much stronger than any lion. But they are ... More


Small Mammals

Henry B. Wesselman, Michael T. Black, and Mesfin Asnake

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/9780520254404.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the systematics and paleoecology of the small mammals recovered in fossiliferous localities of the Adu-Asa Formation. The micromammalian fauna from the late Miocene of the ... More


Local and landscape-scale impacts of woodland management on wildlife

Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Thomas Merckx, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Many species depend on woodlands for resources and need hedgerows or woodland corridors for dispersal. While some species are very sensitive to localized changes in their environment, others are ... More


Hunting Deer, Elk, and Other Creatures

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the hunting of deer, elk, and other creatures in Rocky Mountains during the prehistoric period. It describes the remains of mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk in ... More


Physiological Flexibility in Field Urine Osmolality of Rodents from Semi-Arid Chile: Flexibilidad FisiolóGica En La Osmolaridad Urinaria De Campo En Roedores De Chile Semi-áRido

Francisco Bozinovic, Mauricio Lima, Leonardo D. Bacigalupe, Julio R. Gutiérrez, Mario Rosenmann, and Arturo Cortés

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter assesses long-term physiological responses in field urine osmolality (Uosm) of four murid rodents from semi-arid Chile, as a function of the El Niño Southern Oscillation. It observes ... More


Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands

Paula M. Schiffman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses soil disturbance, seed dispersal, granivory, and herbivory from a historical perspective as well as within the context of modern-day understanding of grasslands in California. ... More


Small Mammals

Howard Shellhammer

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter is primarily about the small rodents and shrews of tidal salt marshes. Emphasis is given to the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and several endangered shrews ... More


Maternal Effects on Evolutionary Dynamics in Wild Small Mammals

Andrew G. Mcadam

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of maternal effects on the evolutionary dynamics of wild small mammals. It analyzes work on a natural population of North American red squirrels and discusses some ... More


Paleoenvironment

Denise F. Su, Stanley H. Ambrose, David Degusta, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

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/9780520254404.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the paleoenvironment of the Middle Awash study area in the Afar Rift of Ethiopia. Different aspects of the large mammalian faunal communities from the Asa Koma and Kuseralee ... More


The “Amoeba Treatment”

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the treatments for “endamoebic dysentrine” that Alexander and Kellogg went through upon their return home. They even admitted themselves into a sanatorium after they observed ... 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


Looking to the Past to Plan for the Future: Using Natural History Collections as ­Historical Baselines

Rebecca J. Rowe

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Anthropogenic impacts are rapidly changing climates and habitats from local to global scales. As a result, forecasting how the distribution and abundance of species will change as their environment ... More


Extinction Patterns in the Herpetofauna of the Pleistocene of Britain and Europe

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

As we have seen in Chapter 4, many invalid European Pleistocene amphibian and reptile species were named on the basis of insufficient and inadequately described fossils (e.g., Estes, 1981, 1983; ... More


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