About the book
The ecology of skinks has been studied in recent years (about two decades). Foraging mode has been shown to be a persuasive evolutionary force molding the diet, ecology, behavior, anatomy, biomechanics, life history, and physiology of skinks and lizards.
This volume will review the state of our knowledge on the effects of foraging mode on these and other organismal systems to show how skinks and lizards have evolved with foraging mode over a wide taxonomic survey of skink and lizard groups. This review will reveal the continuous nature of foraging strategies in skinks and lizards (especially skinks and lizards living in tropical regions), providing the general reader with an up-to-date review of the field, and will equip researchers with new insights and future directions for the sit-and-wait vs. wide foraging paradigm.
This volume will serve as a reference book for Ph.D. students, herpetologists, evolutionary biologists, animal behaviorists, and conservational ecologists.