Scorpion Biology and Research

Scorpion Biology and Research

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Scorpions are the only land animals with a fossil record stretching back to the colonization of land by aquatic animals, and they offer a unique array of biochemical, physiological, and ecological adaptations. This comprehensive survey demonstrates the value of scorpions as model systems for investigating a wide range of biological questions, from neurobiology to evolutionary ecology. The chapters cover the full range of research and include introductory material for the general reader as well as detailed and up-to-date findings for the specialist. The editors hope to draw new attention to this important group of arthropods and seek to highlight areas where scorpion research is providing new insight on key biological questions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 446 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous halftones, figures and line drawings
  • 0195084349
  • 9780195084344

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"This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research "This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research "This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research "This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research "This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book." -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Researchshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Structure, Reproduction, and Development ; 3. Eyes and Vision ; 4. Neuronal Organization of Circadian Systems ; 5. Feedback Mechanisms in Circadian Rhythms ; 6. Sensory Ecology and Orientational Behaviors ; 7. Chemosensory Behavior and Physiology ; 8. Structure and Neurotoxicity of Venoms ; 9. Metals in Cuticular Structures ; 10. Brood Care and Social Behavior ; 11. Reproductive Ecology ; 12. Population and Community Ecology ; 13. Evolution of Geographic Variation in Body Size and Life History Traits ; 14. Historical Biogeography ; 15. Molecular Approaches to Biogeography ; 16. Paleontology ; 17. Radioresistance of Scorpions ; 18. Scorpion Diversity in Tropical South American: Implication for Conservation Programsshow more

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