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Title Ontogeny, functional ecology, and evolution of bats / edited by Rick A. Adams and Scott C. Pedersen
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Integrating ontogeny into ecological and evolutionary investigations / R.A. Adams, S.C. Pedersen -- Bat phylogeny : an evolutionary context for comparative studies / N.B. Simmons -- Early embryology, fetal membranes, and placentation / K.B. Karim, K.P. Bhatnagar -- Brain ontogeny and ecomorphology in bats / R.L. Reep, K.P. Bhatnagar -- Evolutionary plasticity and ontogeny of the bat cochlea / M. Vater -- Skull growth and the acoustical axis of the head in bats / S.C. Pedersen -- Ontogeny of the chiropteran basicranium, with reference to the Indian false vampire bat, Megaderma lyra / J.R. Wible, D.L. Davis -- A theoretical consideration of dental morphology, ontogeny, and evolution in bats / C.J. Phillips -- Wing ontogeny, shifting niche dimensions, and adaptive landscapes / R.A. Adams -- Ontogeny and evolution of the hindlimb and calcar : assessing phylogenetic trends / R.A. Adams, K.M. Thibault -- A comparative perspective on the ontogeny of flight muscles in bats / J.W. Hermanson -- The ontogeny of behavior in bats : a functional perspective / G. Jones
The study of animal development has deep historical roots in codifying the field of evolutionary biology. In the 1940s evolutionary theory became engulfed by analyses of microevolutionary genetics and development became focused on mechanisms, forsaking the evolutionary implications of ontogeny. Recently, ontogeny has resurfaced as a significant component of evolutionary change and also of population and community dynamics. Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats is a reference work by bat biologists who emphasize the importance of understanding ontogeny in analyses of evolution and ecology. In addition, the developmental underpinnings of specialized morphology, physiology and behaviour are elucidated, and the strong influence of ecology on the ontological niche of juvenile bats is illustrated. This book is an essential reference, not only for bat biologists, but for anyone working in the fields of ecology, developmental biology, evolution, behaviour and systematics
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521626323
Subject Bats -- Development
Bats -- Evolution
Alt Author Adams, Rick A. (Rick Alan), editor
Pedersen, Scott C. (Scott Campbell), 1960- editor
Alt Title Ontogeny, Functional Ecology, & Evolution of Bats
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