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Robert E. Ricklefs (auth.), Cynthia Carey (eds.)'s Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology PDF

By Robert E. Ricklefs (auth.), Cynthia Carey (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461304253

ISBN-13: 9781461304258

ISBN-10: 1461380464

ISBN-13: 9781461380467

A symposium held in 1973 chaired and arranged by way of William R. Dawson was once the 1st significant try and summarize and synthesize the prevailing info within the then rising box of avian energetics. The symposium featured papers through James R. King, William A. Calder III, Vance A. Tucker, and Robert E. Ricklefs and com­ mentaries via George A. Bartholomew, S. Charles Kendeigh, and Eugene P. Odum. The court cases of the symposium, Avian Energetics (Paynter 1974), performed a serious function in stimulating curiosity and learn within the box of avian energetics. a few twenty-odd years later, we're making one other try to summarize the knowledge within the box of avian energetics. a few seen transformations exist be­ tween its predecessor and this quantity. a number of advancements in method, resembling using doubly categorized water to estimate metabolism in free-living birds, now permit researchers to invite questions that can now not be addressed previ­ ously. moment, attention of nutrients is now inseparable from that of energet­ ics. This merger is important not just simply because nutrients consumption is the resource of either en­ ergy and food but in addition simply because a number of meals, instead of strength, might be restricting for a given species in a selected example. ultimately, the research of ener­ getics and dietary ecology, fairly in birds and mammals, has grown so dramatically unmarried quantity can now merely partly conceal the diversity of possi­ ble subject matters and will catalogue just a sampling of the entire reports at the subject.

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