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Consisting of greater than six thousand species, amphibians are extra assorted than mammals and are came upon on each continent retailer Antarctica. regardless of the abundance and variety of those animals, many elements of the biology of amphibians stay unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and behaviour of Amphibians goals to fill this hole within the literature in this notable taxon. it's a get together of the variety of amphibian existence and the ecological and behavioral diversifications that experience made it a profitable component to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Synthesizing seventy years of analysis on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all significant parts of inquiry, together with phylogeny, category, and morphology; facets of physiological ecology resembling water and temperature kin, breathing, metabolism, and energetics; events and orientation; conversation and social habit; copy and parental care; ecology and behaviour of amphibian larvae and ecological elements of metamorphosis; ecological effect of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and elements of amphibian neighborhood ecology. With a watch in the direction of smooth issues, The Ecology and behaviour of Amphibians concludes with a bankruptcy dedicated to amphibian conservation.

An unheard of scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this booklet is eagerly expected between specialists.

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