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The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin

Abstract

Oliver P. Pearson's studies on mammalian biology remain standard reading for ecologists, physiologists, taxonomists, and biogeographers. Reflecting this, the papers gathered here continue to expand our understanding of the ecology and evolution of subterranean mammals, and of ecology, taxonomy, and biogeography of Neotropical mammals, a group that was central to the latter half of Pearson's career.

Keywords: Oliver P. Pearson, mammalian biology, ecologists, physiologists, taxonomists, biogeographers, ecology, evolution, subterranean mammals, Neotropical mammals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098596
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Kelt, editor

Deborah Kaspin, editor

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Oliver P. Pearson: Scientist, Statesman, Gentleman

Douglas A. Kelt, Enrique P. Lessa, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, and James L. Patton

Energy Budget in Subterranean Rodents: Insights from the Tuco-Tuco Ctenomys Talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae)

C. Daniel Antinuchi, Roxana R. Zenuto, Facunda Luna, Ana Paula Cutrera, Paula P. Perissinotti, and Cristina Busch

Physiological Flexibility in Field Urine Osmolality of Rodents from Semi-Arid Chile

Francisco Bozinovic, Mauricio Lima, Leonardo D. Bacigalupe, Julio R. Gutiérrez, Mario Rosenmann, and Arturo Cortés

Ratada 2001: A Rodent Outbreak Following the Flowering of Bamboo (Chusquea Culeou) in Southwestern Argentina

Richard D. Sage, Oliver P. Pearson, Javier Sanguinetti, and Anita K. Pearson

Patterns of Small Mammal Species Richness in Mediterranean and Temperate Chile

Hernán L. Cofré, Horacio Samaniego, and Pablo A. Marquet

Domestication of Guinea Pigs from a Southern Peru-Northern Chile Wild Species and their Middle Pre-Columbian Mummies

Angel E. Spotorno, Germán Manríquez, Andrea Fernández L., Juan Carlos Marín, Fermín González, and Jane Wheeler

Resolution of Some Problematic Type Localities for Sigmodontine Rodents (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)

Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas, Pablo Teta, Guillermo D’Elía, Sebastián Cirignoli, and Pablo E. Ortiz

Systematics and Distribution of Marsupials in Argentina: A Review

David A. Flores, M. Mónica Díaz, and Rubén M. Barquez

The Ecology and Evolutionary History of Oligoryzomys Longicaudatus in Southern South America

R. Eduardo Palma, Fernando Torres-Pérez, and Dusan Boric-Bargeto

The Octodontidae Revisited

Milton H. Gallardo, Ricardo A. Ojeda, Claudio A. González, and Carolina A. Ríos

Morphological and Molecular Variation Within Little Big-Eared Bats of the Genus Micronycteris (Phyllostomidae: Micronycterinae) from San Lorenzo, Ecuador

René M. Fonseca, Steven R. Hoofer, Calvin A. Porter, Chrissy A. Cline, Deidre A. Parish, Federico G. Hoffmann, and Robert J. Baker

A Molecular Reappraisal of the Systematics of the Leaf-Eared Mice Phyllotis and their Relatives

Scott J. Steppan, O. Ramirez, Jenner Banbury, Dorothée Huchon, Víctor Pacheco, Laura I. Walker, and Angel E. Spotorno

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