Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents [E-Book] / David R. Butler.
Butler, David R., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995
1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Definitions, scope, and limitations. Geomorphic influences of invertebrates : Geomorphic effects of terrestrial invertebrates
  • Aquatic invertebrates
  • Conclusions. Geomorphic accomplishments of ectothermic vertebrates : Geomorphic role of fish
  • Geomorphic role of amphibians
  • Geomorphic role of reptiles
  • Conclusions. Birds as agents of erosion, transportation, and deposition : Introduction
  • Internal clast transport as gastroliths
  • Geophagy
  • Clast transport for use as tools
  • Transport of materials for use in nest building
  • Mound building
  • Vegetation removal and its geomorphic effects
  • Burrowing and nest-cavity excavations
  • Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of digging for and caching food : Digging for food
  • Caching for food. Trampling, wallowing, and geophagy by mammals : Trampling
  • Wallowing
  • Geophagy
  • Trampling erosion associated with a natural salt lick
  • Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of mammalian burrowing : Introduction
  • Burrowing and denning
  • Question of Mima mounds
  • Conclusions. Geomorphic influence of beavers : Beaver species and morphology
  • Historical and modern distribution of the beaver
  • Dam building and its geomorphic effects
  • Beaver pond environment and associated geomorphic influences
  • Sedimentation and sedimentation rates in beaver ponds
  • Catastrophic dam failure and its effects
  • Conclusion.