Handbook of the Mammals of Europe
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Terrestrial Cetartiodactyla

Editors: Zachos, Frank E., Corlatti, Luca (Eds.)

  • Most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of European ungulates available
  • Detailed accounts of every European species
  • Compiled and written by a team of international experts
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This volume provides comprehensive overviews of each terrestrial cetartiodactyl species’ biology including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat and diet. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and conservation are also addressed. Each chapter includes a distribution map, a photograph of the animal and key literature. This authoritative volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of Europe is a timely and detailed compilation of all European terrestrial cetartiodactyls and will appeal to academics and students in mammal research, as well as to professionals dealing with mammal management, including control, use and conservation.

About the authors

Frank E. Zachos is head of the Mammal Collection at the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, affiliated lecturer at the University of Vienna and affiliated professor at the Department of Genetics at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He studied biology, history of science and philosophy in Kiel and Jena, Germany, and received his PhD in zoology in 2005. In 2009, he completed his habilitation for zoology and evolutionary biology. His main research topics comprise the intraspecific biodiversity, phylogeography, population genetics and conservation of mammals and birds, with a particular focus on red deer and other ungulates. He also has a long-standing interest in species concepts and the species problem as well as other theoretical and philosophical issues in evolutionary biology and systematics. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Mammalian Biology and the editor of the Mammalia series within the Handbook of Zoology.


Luca Corlatti (born 1980) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany), Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management. He obtained a MSc in Forest and Environmental Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy) in 2006. After research experiences in Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Scotland, he obtained a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Siena (Italy) in 2013. In 2015 he was recipient of a Marie Curie-Skłodowska fellowship at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (Germany). His research interests primarily focus on the ecology, behavior and management of mountain-dwelling ungulates. He is associate editor of Mammalian Biology and Wildlife Biology, and member of the Caprinae Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrestrial Cetartiodactyla
Editors
  • Frank E. Zachos
  • Luca Corlatti
Series Title
Handbook of the Mammals of Europe
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Print ISBN
978-3-030-24474-3
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24476-7
eReference ISBN
978-3-030-24475-0
Series ISSN
2730-7387
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 400
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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