About this book


This introductory volume provides an overview about the history and current status of European mammals, as well as management strategies. The remaining volumes cover comprehensive overviews of each species’ biology including paleontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat, diet, mortality and age determination. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and management are also addressed. Each chapter includes a distribution map, a photograph of the animal and key literature. This authoritative handbook provides a timely and detailed description of all European mammals and will appeal to academics and students in mammal research, as well as to professionals dealing with mammal management, including control, use and conservation.


Mammal Taxonomy Mammal Habitats Mammal History Conservation Status Management History of Mammal Research Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Hackländer
    • 1
  • Frank E. Zachos
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game ManagmentUniversity of Natural Resources and LifeWienAustria
  2. 2.SäugetiersammlungNaturhistorisches Museum WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65038-8