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Reproductive Skew in Vertebrates : Proximate and Ultimate Causes.

Author: Reinmar Hager; Clara Jones
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together new theory and empirical work, mostly in vertebrates, to test assumptions and predictions of skew models.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reinmar Hager; Clara Jones
ISBN: 9780511639937 0511639937
OCLC Number: 609846142
Description: 1 online resource (547 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; A brief history of skew theory; References; Preface; Part I Reproductive skew theory; 1 Models of reproductive skew: outside options and the resolution of reproductive conflict; 2 Reproductive conflict and the evolution of menopause; Part II Testing assumptions and predictions of skew models; 3 Reproductive skew in female-dominated mammalian societies; 4 The effects of heterogeneous regimes on reproductive skew in eutherian mammals; 5 Social skew as a measure of the costs and benefits of group living in marmots. 6 Explaining variation in reproductive skew among male langurs: effects of future mating prospects and ecological factors7 The causes and consequences of reproductive skew in male primates; 8 Sociality and reproductive skew in horses and zebras; 9 Reproductive skew in avian societies; 10 Reproductive skew in cooperative fish groups: virtue and limitations of alternative modeling approaches; 11 Reproductive skew in primitively.

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Brings together new theory and empirical work, mostly in vertebrates, to test assumptions and predictions of skew models.

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