Behaviour and Ecology of Riparian Mammals Martyn L. Gorman

ISBN: 9780521038072

Published: July 2nd 2007

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404 pages


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Behaviour and Ecology of Riparian Mammals  by  Martyn L. Gorman

Behaviour and Ecology of Riparian Mammals by Martyn L. Gorman
July 2nd 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 404 pages | ISBN: 9780521038072 | 9.64 Mb

Many mammals, such as otters, live in close association with rivers and streams, feeding in them, or using them as a place of safety or means of escape from predators. The distinct adaptations that riparian mammals have evolved in order to live inMoreMany mammals, such as otters, live in close association with rivers and streams, feeding in them, or using them as a place of safety or means of escape from predators.

The distinct adaptations that riparian mammals have evolved in order to live in these environments also handicap them for living elsewhere. These animals are therefore threatened by alterations to their environment. In recent years, our rivers have become highly polluted, and have been subject to bankside modifications for agriculture and forestry, enhanced or decreased water flow, and recreation. As a result, they have become less and less suitable for these highly specialized animals.

This book looks at the habitat utilization, adaptation, feeding ecology, and conservation status of a range of riparian mammals. It gives insights into the problems facing these fascinating animals, and how they might be overcome.



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