Marmot Biology: Sociality, Individual Fitness, and by Kenneth B. Armitage

By Kenneth B. Armitage

targeting the physiological and behavioral components that let a species to stay in a harsh seasonal surroundings, this e-book areas the social biology of marmots in an environmental context. It attracts at the result of a 40-year empirical research of the inhabitants biology of the yellow-bellied marmot close to the Rocky Mountain organic Laboratory within the higher East River Valley in Colorado, united states. The textual content examines life-history gains corresponding to body-size, habitat use, environmental body structure, social dynamics, and kinship. substantial new facts analyses are built-in with fabric released over a 50-year interval, together with large ordinary heritage observations, offering an important starting place for integrating social and inhabitants methods. eventually, the result of study into the yellow-bellied marmot are regarding significant ecological and evolutionary theories, particularly inclusive health and inhabitants law, making this a precious source for college students and researchers in animal habit, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation.

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