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The Canary

Natural History, Science and Cultural Significance

Book2024

Edited by:

Gonçalo C. Cardoso, Ricardo Jorge Lopes and Paulo Gama Mota

The Canary

Natural History, Science and Cultural Significance

Book2024

 

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Edited by:

Gonçalo C. Cardoso, Ricardo Jorge Lopes and Paulo Gama Mota

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The Canary: Natural History, Science and Cultural Significance covers the ecology, evolution and conservation of the canary and related species, along with the history and cultural ... read full description

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    Appendix A - Concluding remarks

    Gonçalo C. Cardoso, Ricardo Jorge Lopes and Paulo Gama Mota

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The Canary: Natural History, Science and Cultural Significance covers the ecology, evolution and conservation of the canary and related species, along with the history and cultural significance of the domestic canary worldwide and various scientific disciplines in which canaries have played a key role as a model species. The book synthesizes the multiple ways in which the canary and its relatives have been, and continue to be, an important scientific model in diverse areas and have influenced human culture. Each chapter is written by international experts in areas such as biogeography, animal behavior, evolutionary ecology, conservation, neurobiology, genetics, or ethnology.

In covering this eclectic array of topics, while always focusing on the canary and its close relatives, this book uses the immense appeal of the canary as a vehicle to present notions of ecology, evolution, biodiversity conservation, and so on, to a wide audience.

The Canary: Natural History, Science and Cultural Significance covers the ecology, evolution and conservation of the canary and related species, along with the history and cultural significance of the domestic canary worldwide and various scientific disciplines in which canaries have played a key role as a model species. The book synthesizes the multiple ways in which the canary and its relatives have been, and continue to be, an important scientific model in diverse areas and have influenced human culture. Each chapter is written by international experts in areas such as biogeography, animal behavior, evolutionary ecology, conservation, neurobiology, genetics, or ethnology.

In covering this eclectic array of topics, while always focusing on the canary and its close relatives, this book uses the immense appeal of the canary as a vehicle to present notions of ecology, evolution, biodiversity conservation, and so on, to a wide audience.

Key Features

  • Details all aspects of Crithagra and Serinus canaries as well as relatives like crossbills
  • Structured to begin with more accessible topics like natural history, domestication, and conservation
  • Closes with discussions of more specialized topics like evolution, neurobiology, behavior and genomics
  • Details all aspects of Crithagra and Serinus canaries as well as relatives like crossbills
  • Structured to begin with more accessible topics like natural history, domestication, and conservation
  • Closes with discussions of more specialized topics like evolution, neurobiology, behavior and genomics

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ISBN

978-0-443-15350-1

Language

English

Published

2024

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Copyright © 2024 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved, including those for text and data mining, AI training, and similar technologies.

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Academic Press

Editors

Gonçalo C. Cardoso

CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Campus de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal

BIOPOLIS Program in Genomics, Biodiversity and Land Planning, CIBIO, Campus de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal

Ricardo Jorge Lopes

CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Campus de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal

BIOPOLIS Program in Genomics, Biodiversity and Land Planning, CIBIO, Campus de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal

MHNC-UP, Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Paulo Gama Mota

CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Campus de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal

BIOPOLIS Program in Genomics, Biodiversity and Land Planning, CIBIO, Campus de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal

Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal