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Evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems : crustaceans as model organisms

Author: J Emmett Duffy; Martin Thiel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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The Crustacea represents one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form and function, and spanning the full spectrum of Earths environment. This text synthesizes  Read more...

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Evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)656220822
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Emmett Duffy; Martin Thiel
ISBN: 9780195179927 0195179927
OCLC Number: 71790090
Description: xvi, 502 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Conceptual background and context. The behavioral ecology of crustaceans : a primer in taxonomy, morphology and biology / M. Thiel and J.E. Duffy --
The evolution of crustacean mating systems / S.M. Shuster --
Molecular approaches in crustacean evolutionary ecology / J. Neigel and B. Mahon --
pt. II. Communication. The neural basis of communication in crustaceans / J. Herberholz --
Agonistic behavior in freshwater crayfish : the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on aggressive encounters and dominance / P.A. Moore --
Chemical communication and social behavior of the lobster Homarus americanus and other decapod Crustacea / J. Atema and M.A. Steinbach. pt. III. Mating and courtship. Ecology and evolution of mating behavior in freshwater amphipods / G.A. Wellborn and R.D. Cothran --
Mating strategies in isopods : from mate monopolization to conflicts / V. Jormalainen --
Sperm demand and allocation in decapod crustaceans / B. Sainte-Marie --
Predation and the reproductive behavior of fiddler crabs (genus Uca) / J.H. Christy --
Hermaphroditism in caridean shrimps : mating systems, sociobiology, and evolution, with special reference to Lysmata / R.T. Bauer --
The mating system of symbiotic crustaceans : a conceptual model based on optimality and ecological constraints / J.A. Baeza and M. Thiel --
pt. IV. Social systems. Comparative sociobiology of spiny lobsters / M.J. Childress --
Social behavior of parent-offspring groups in crustaceans / M. Thiel --
Behavioral ecology of semi-terrestrial crayfish / A.M.M. Richardson --
Sociobiology of terrestrial isopods / K.E. Linsenmair --
The social breeding system of the Jamaican bromeliad crab Metopaulias depressus / R. Diesel and C.D. Schubart --
Ecology and evolution of eusociality in sponge-dwelling shrimp / J.E. Duffy --
pt. V. Synthesis. Anthropogenic stressors and their effects on the behavior of aquatic crustaceans / T.C. van Son and M. Thiel --
Comparative evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems : Water-breathing insects come of age / B.J. Crespi --
Sexual and social behavior of Crustacea : A way forward / J.E. Duffy and M. Thiel.
Responsibility: edited by J. Emmett Duffy and Martin Thiel ; with illustrations by Marco Leon.
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