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Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Hans Kruuk


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 revision, rewrite, and update, now covering all species of otter in North America as well as Europe and elsewhere. Aimed at naturalists, scientists, and conservationists, in a personal style and with many illustrations, it describes the ecology and behaviour of some of the most charismatic and enigmatic mammals in our environment, as well as the research to understand their particular ecological p ... More

Keywords: otters, feeding ecology, foraging behaviour, energetics, cold exposure, social behaviour, breeding, mortality, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198565871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Kruuk, author
Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland