The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroosEdited by:
Brings together the many recent advances in the biology of this diverse group of marsupials.
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. + Full description
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.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
"This volume will be of general interest to macropodid enthusiasts, and to those who wish to have an introduction to the diversity of literature on macropodids."
Daniel T. Blumstein, Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2011, p.151
"With its combination of authoritative reviews and important new studies, this book will (unsurprisingly) be essential for macropodoid specialists, and should also be useful to those with a more general interest in marsupial biology."
Robin M D Beck, Journal of Mammal Evolution, Published online 6 October 2010
DetailsePDF | February 2010
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Covers the first major symposium on macropods since 1988
- Deals with a diverse group of marsupials, including research on some of the much neglected macropods such as the antilopine wallaroo, the swamp wallaby and tree-kangaroos