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Gorman, M. L. (Martyn L.)

Overview
Works: 23 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 1,770 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL1, 599.33
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Most widely held works by M. L Gorman
The natural history of moles by M. L Gorman( Book )

18 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive presentation of the biology and behavior of moles (including an appendix on keeping moles in captivity). Contains eight pages of color plates, line drawings, and distribution maps. The authors are mammalogists at the U. of Aberdeen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Island ecology by Martyn L Gorman( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The islands of the Pacific and East Indies made an enormous and fateful impact on the minds of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace, the fathers of modem evolutionary theory. Since then island floras and faunas have continued to playa central role in the development of evolutionary, and more recently ecological thought. For much ofthis century island ecology was a descriptive science and a wealth of information has been amassed on patterns of species distributions, on the composition of island floras and faunas, on the classification of islands into types such as oceanic and continental, on the taxonomic description of insular species and sub-species and on the adaptations, often bizarre, of island creatures. However, biologists are not satisfied for long with the mere collection of data and the description of patterns, but seek unifying theories. Island ecology was transformed into a predictive science by the publication, in 1967, of MacArthur and Wilson's Theory of Island Biogeography. This, perhaps the most influential book written on island ecology, has been the stimulus for a generation of theoretical ecologists and gifted field workers. The books listed below in the bibliography will indicate to the reader the vast scope of island ecology and the changes in approach that have taken place over the years
Behaviour and ecology of riparian mammals( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many mammals, such as otters, live in close association with rivers and streams, feeding in them, or using them as a place of safety or means of escape from predators. The distinct adaptations that riparian mammals have evolved in order to live in these environments also handicap them for living elsewhere. They are therefore threatened by alterations to their environment. In recent years our rivers have become highly polluted, and with bankside modifications for agriculture and forestry, enhanced or decreased water flow, and use for recreation, they become less and less suitable for these highly specialized animals. This 1998 book looks at the habitat utilization, adaptation, feeding ecology and conservation status of a range of riparian mammals, and will give insights into the problems facing these fascinating animals, and how they might be overcome
Mammals as predators : the proceedings of a symposium held by the Zoological Society of London and the Mammal Society, London, 22nd and 23rd November 1991 by Zoological society (Londra)( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behaviour and ecology of riparian mammals( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecología insular by M. L Gorman( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish echoes of the resurrection men by Martyn Lee Gorman( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 3, A battle of wits, provides an account of the various and ingenious ways in which different sectors of the populace tried to thwart the grave-robbers. These included coffin collars, patent coffins, mort-stones, mort-safes of various designs, watch-houses and watchtowers, mort-houses and explosive coffin-torpedoes. The chapter concludes with some thoughts on industrial and architectural influences on the design and manufacture of these devices and buildings. Chapter 4, A survey of extant sites, details the physical evidence of the struggle between the bereaved and the grave-robbers that still exists in graveyards throughout Scotland. The results of the survey are presented as a set of distribution maps, together with on-line collections of images. The results of the survey are then subjected to a spatial analysis designed to describe any geographic differences in the degree to which graverobbing was perceived to be a problem, and the reasons behind any such differences. The main conclusion of the analysis is that, on Mainland Scotland, the proportion of grave-yards defended against grave-robbing is essentially similar everywhere. This suggests that the fear of grave-robbing had spread throughout the country and that people took defensive measures even in remote areas where grave-robbing was extremely unlikely to be a real problem. Chapter 5, The re-use of sites, describes the ways in which many of the structures designed to prevent grave-robbing were put to new uses by local people once body-snatching had ceased to be a problem. The new uses were many and ingenious, ranging from the use of redundant mortsafes as water troughs for cattle to using a mort-house as a weapons store for Dad's Army in the Second World War. Chapter 6, The end, provides a brief description of the events, including the West Port murders in Edinburgh and the legislation of 1832, that were gradually to put an end to graverobbing
Mammals as predators( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammals as predators( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioural and physiological adaptations for breeding in the common eider, Somateria mollissima mollissima l by Martyn L Gorman( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anal scent sacs of the otter (Lutra lutra) by M. L Gorman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortality of wild boar, Sus scrofa, in a Mediterranean area in relation to sex and age by G. (Giovanna) Massei( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two dimensional electrophoresis of otter (Lutra lutra) anal gland secretions by D Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in age composition in populations of the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra in Scotland by H Kruuk( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anaesthesia of the European otter Lutra lutra using ketamine hydrochloride by D Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social functions of the sub-caudal scent gland secretion of the European badger Meles meles (Carnivora: Mustelidae) by M. L Gorman( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relative densities of red (Cervus elaphus) and roe (Cervus capreolus) deer and their relationship in Scottish plantation forests by J Latham( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors influencing home range and activity of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in a Mediterranean coastal area by G. (Giovanna) Massei( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyses the temporal variation in the size of home range and activity of adult wild boar (Sus scrofa L.). Eighteen boar were radiotracked between 1991 and 1993 in the Maremma Natural Park (Central Italy). Variations of home-range size and activity were related to sex, winter food availability and population density. The hypotheses that home-range size was inversely related to food availability and population density, and that the amount of activity was directly related to population density and inversely related to food abundance, were tested. The size of the acorn crop was used as a measure of winter resource level. No differences were found in the size of ranges, core area, and activity between males and females. In 1991-92 home-range size was larger than in 1992-93; conversely, activity increased from 1991-92 to 1992-93. Winter food availability was high in 1991-92 and low in the following year. Population density increased greatly in spring 1992 but crashed in spring an
Krti in vihulji : družina: Talpidae by Martyn L Gorman( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurisdictional reports to CCEA for the period April 1, 1995-March 31, 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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