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Title Miniature vertebrates : the implications of small body size : the proceedings of a symposium held at the Zoological Society of London on 11th and 12th November 1994 / edited by P.J. Miller.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  596.04 MINI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Symposia of the Zoological Society of London ; no. 69
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Biophysical problems of small size in vertebrates / R. McN. Alexander -- Interface areas in small fish / I. J. Harrison -- Miniaturization in tetrapods: consequences for skull morphology / Olivier Rieppel -- Energetics and the evolution of body size in small terrestrial mammals / J. R. Speakman -- Biomechanical constraints on size in flying vertebrates / Jeremy M. V. Rayner -- Does echolocation constrain the evolution of body size in bats? / Gareth Jones -- The genetics and physiology of size reduction in mice / Ian M. Hastings -- Speciation in small mammals / J. B. Searle -- Miniature mammals: life-history strategies and macroevolution / Andy Purvis and Paul H. Harvey -- The functional ecology of small fish: some opportunities and consequences / P. J. Miller -- Small size in amphibians - its ecology and evolutionary implications / B. T. Clarke -- Ecology of small reptile-grade sauropsids / R. A. Avery -- Body size and the ecology of hummingbirds / Peter A. Cotton.
Ecology of very small terrestrial mammals / Sara Churchfield -- Dwarfing in island elephants and deer: processes in relation to time of isolation / A. M. Lister -- The psychology of human-small vertebrate interactions / Anne McBride.
Other author Miller, P. J. (Peter James)
Zoological Society of London.
Subject Vertebrates -- Size -- Congresses.
Vertebrates -- Ecology -- Congresses.
ISBN 0198577877 (hardback)