Carolyn M. King (Editor) 610 pages hardcover
In New Zealand, the introduced species vastly outnumber the native species. The second edition of The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is an invaluable field guide that examines the diverse and fascinating ways these species have established themselves and adapted to co-existing in the foreign environment.
All species are set out in a standardised form for easy reference, and include accounts of measurements, distribution (world wide and in New Zealand), habitat, social organisation and behaviour, reproduction and development, predators, parasites, diseases, and their significance to the New Zealand environment. The ecology, behaviour, interactions, and population dynamics of mammals in New Zealand, both native and introduced, are of interest to mammal biologists everywhere.
This book also aims to stimulate further interest and promote new research into the country’s fascinating ecology