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Cover for Income or capital breeding: invest now and pay later, or pay as you go?

This chapter focuses on the differences between capital breeding and income breeding in Lepidoptera and the role that they play as determinants in lepidopteran ecological strategies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basking modes, heat and water balance: adjustments to abiotic conditions.

This chapter focuses on the influence of the right temperature and suitable hydration in the efficient resource exploitation and activity of ectotherms, such as Lepidoptera. The importance of thermoregulation, which involves processes used to maintain body temperatures within specific bounds, in...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Courtship - doing the business.

This chapter provides information on the various aspects of the courtship and mating behaviours of different lepidopteran species, the various factors needed for the mating to become successful and the various air-based and ground-based visual, tactile and olfactory cues required for copulation to...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urban ecology: what is it and why do we need it?

The growth in interest in urban ecology is well founded given patterns of human migration in the past century, migration that continues to accelerate along with other drivers of change in the Anthropocene. This chapter provides information on urban ecology, such as growth and rationale, physical...

Author(s)
Grimm, N. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urban plant ecophysiology.

This chapter presents a comprehensive approach to the study of urban plant ecophysiology and provides a framework for future study, examining existing research, methodological challenges and linkages to nature-based solutions in cities.

Author(s)
Sonti, N. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urban biodiversity: between elsewhere-nature and the post-wild world.

This chapter provides information on 'elsewhere-nature' and 'post-wild world' biodiversity. Relationships between these tendencies and current understanding of urban biodiversity, and implications of these tendencies for perceptions and actions, are discussed. This chapter is concluded with an...

Author(s)
Johnson, L. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The green cities movement: progress and future challenges.

This chapter is divided into three parts (topped and tailed by a prologue and an epilogue). Part 1 discusses the importance of language, and part 2 considers the green environment in its widest terms. Part 3, which is biased towards the role of the biological sciences, describes the future...

Author(s)
Kelcey, J. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Considering ourselves.

This chapter features veterinarians as they made ethical decisions: how decisions affect them personally as they think as moral practitioners.

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247206)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding situations.

This chapter describes how veterinarians apply ethics and morals in their decision making for treating animal health cases.

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247206)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding others.

This chapter considers key practical ethical skills of veterinarians as they try to recognize moral patients. One of the ideas highligthed focused on the concept of this approach "treat others as we would want them to treat us, or (much more demandingly) to love one's neighbour as oneself.

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247206)
Type
Book chapter

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