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Any events that challenge the survival of living organisms may be classified as stressors. These stressors could include, for example, lack of food, increased population pressure, predatory pressure, climatic events or in the case of humans, loss of a loved one, lack of financial security or uncertainty in the future.
By Geoff Hosey
Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of zoo animals, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible, without their health and welfare being compromised.
Topics include fundamental advances and current problems in the development and function of the testis, an outline of clinical findings in male infertility and an overview of the role of the Y chromosome in male fertility.
Superbly illustrated randomly presented case histories and questions with full explanatory answers providing a comprehensive, up-to-date, enjoyable and easily read source of information on equine reproduction.
Examines the ecological processes that determine the size and structure of a population, and demonstrates that there are various fundamental principles that apply to populations of both animals and plants. This text addresses the problem of the detection of chaos, buried sea-banks and herbivorey implants.