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Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals

Philip C. Withers, Christine E. Cooper, Shane K. Maloney, Francisco Bozinovic, and Ariovaldo P. Cruz Neto


This book describes the physiology of mammals in an ecological and environmental context. It first describes the basic bauplan and history of living mammals from an evolutionary viewpoint. General physiological principles are then presented, including the importance of body size and regulatory control systems. This is followed by a detailed description of the physiological characteristics of mammals with respect to energetics, thermoregulation, respiration, circulation, feeding and digestion, water and solute balance, neurobiology, and reproduction. Environmental adaptations are then described ... More

Keywords: mammals, ecology, environment, evolution, energetics, respiration, circulation, water, solutes, reproduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199642717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip C. Withers, author
Professor in Zoology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia

Christine E. Cooper, author
Senior Lecturer, Curtin University

Shane K. Maloney, author
Associate Professor and Head of School, School of Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia