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Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos

Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos (Paperback)

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This book covers the proceedings of a major 2006 symposium on macropods that brought together the many recent advances in the biology of this diverse group of marsupials, including research on some of the much neglected macropods such as the antilopine wallaroo, the swamp wallaby and tree-kangaroos. More than 80 authors have contributed 32 chapters, which are grouped into four themes: genetics, reproduction and development; morphology and physiology; ecology; and management. The book examines such topics as embryonic development, immune function, molar progression and mesial drift, locomotory energetics, non-shivering thermogenesis, mycophagy, habitat preferences, population dynamics, juvenile mortality in drought, harvesting, overabundant species, road-kills, fertility control, threatened species, cross-fostering, translocation and reintroduction. It also highlights the application of new techniques, from genomics to GIS. Macropods is an important reference for academics and students, researchers in molecular and ecological sciences, wildlife and park managers, and naturalists.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciencesZoology: Vertebrates Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Publication Date: 01/12/2009 ISBN-13: 9780643096622  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Graeme Coulson is a Senior Lecturer in Zoology at The University of Melbourne. He has been researching macropods since 1973, with interests in behavioural ecology and population management. He and his students work on a wide range of species, from long-nosed potoroos, swamp wallabies and rock-wallabies to grey kangaroos. Mark Eldridge is a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Museum.

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