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Model systems in behavioral ecology : integrating conceptual, theoretical, and empirical approaches

Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behavioural ecologists often study a species, or related group of species to develop general theories of animal behaviour. This text describes why they chose their systems, lessons for the practice  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Alan Dugatkin
ISBN: 0691006520 9780691006529 0691006539 9780691006536
OCLC Number: 46240304
Description: xxii, 551 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Golden flies, sunlit meadows: a tribute to the yellow dungfly / Geoff A. Parker --
A feeling and a fondness for the bees / Thomas D. Seeley --
Peeling the onion: symbioses between ants and blue butterflies / Naomi E. Pierce --
In search of unified theories in sociobiology: help from social wasps / Hudson Kern Reeve --
Genetic consequences of sexual selection in stalk-eyed flies / Gerald S. Wilkinson --
The behavioral ecology of stridulatory communication in leaf-cutting ants / Bert Hölldobler and Flavio Roces --
Understanding the evolution of social behavior in colonial web-building spiders / George W. Uetz --
Variation and selection in swordtails / Michael J. Ryan and Gil G. Rosenthal --
Learning from lizards / Judy Stamps --
Acoustic communication in frogs and toads / H. Carl Gerhardt --
Selection in local neighborhoods, the social environment, and ecology of alternative strategies / Barry Sinervo. Synthesis: environment, mating systems, and life history allocations in the bluehead wrasse / Robert R. Warner --
The economics of sequential mate choice in sticklebacks / Manfred Milinski --
Conversing with a bird: studies of mating and parental behavior in red-winged blackbirds / David F. Westneat --
The evolution of virtual ecology / Alan C. Kamil and Alan B. Bond --
Wood ducks: a model system for investigating conspecific parasitism in cavity-nesting birds / Paul W. Sherman --
The Mexican jay as a model system for the study of large group size and its social correlates in a territorial bird / Jerram L. Brown --
Sexual selection in the barn swallow / Anders Pape Møller --
Cunning coyotes: tireless tricksters, protean predators / Marc Bekoff --
Bottlenose dolphins: social relationships in a big-brained aquatic mammal / Richard C. Connor --
Bonnet macaques: evolutionary perspectives on females' lives / Joan B. Silk --
Chimpanzee hunters: chaos or cooperation in the forest? / Christophe Boesch. Cooperative hunting and sociality in african wild dogs, Lycaon pictus / Scott Creel --
Gorilla socioecology: conflict and compromise between the sexes / A.H. Harcourt --
Cheetahs and their mating system / M. Caro and M.J. Kelly --
Closing thoughts / Lee Alan Dugatkin.
Series Title: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Responsibility: edited by Lee Alan Dugatkin.
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