Avian incubation: behaviour, environment and evolution

Deeming, Charles (2002) Avian incubation: behaviour, environment and evolution. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0198508107

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Abstract

This is the first scientific review of all factors affecting incubation in avian nests. These range from nest construction, egg characteristics and patterns of embryonic development. There is an extensive section describing incubation behaviour of parents and embryos, and there are chapters reviewing brood patch physiology and the various factors determining the incubation environment, including nest microbiology. Another section provides chapters giving detailed descriptions of examples of unusual aspects of avian incubation, whilst the final section provides consideration of the ecological, energetic and fitness cost of incubation. Written by authorities in their respective fields from around the world, this provides a comprehensive review of this critical aspect of avian reproduction. Much of the data included has not been previously published, and so Avian Incubation is not only an extensive reference text but is also a valuable contribution to our basic understanding of incubation

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Keywords:Avian behaviour, Incubation
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D710 Agricultural Biology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:508
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:11 May 2007
Last Modified:28 Aug 2014 12:09

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