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The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates: A View from Energetics (Comstock books) Hardcover – Jan 2002


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Though physiological ecology has been a discipline since the 1950s, McNab redresses a perceived absence of a theoretical framework with a comparative, inductive approach to studying vertebrate evolution and ecology. He discusses the patterns and limits of adaptation to the environment, acclimation to temperature variation and material exchange with

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This is a fantastic book for those looking to understand how and why vertebrates do what they do, when they do it, and what their energetic requirements are. This is useful not just for ecologists and physiologists but also paleontologists like myself looking to piece together ancient communities. Figuring out what animals' energetic requirements might have been is a big part in figuring out how they may have interacted. Math, ecology, and physiology background knowledge required but you already knew that if you were going to buy a book like this anyway.
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