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Living in groups

Author: Jens Krause; Graeme D Ruxton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Group living is a widespread phenomenon amongst animals. This book focuses on the unifying concepts regarding group behaviour. It discusses the mechanisms that govern the evolution and maintenance of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Krause; Graeme D Ruxton
ISBN: 9780198508182 0198508182
OCLC Number: 799602316
Description: xiv, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The benefits of group formation ; 3. Some costs of grouping ; 4. The size of a group ; 5. Spatial heterogeneity of costs and benefits within groups ; 6. Heterogeneity and homogeneity of group membership ; 7. Evolutionary considerations ; 8. Environmental effects on grouping behaviour ; 9. Mechanisms ; 10. Conclusions
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Responsibility: Jens Krause, Graeme D. Ruxton.

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This will be the first book that I hand to a new gradute student and I recommend it to all biologists who think about animals that live in groups. * Trends in Ecology and Evolution * ... was I Read more...

 
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