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One Patterns of Animal Conflict.- 1 Conflict in the animal world.- 1.1 Animal fights.- 1.2 Conflicts of interest.- 1.3 Adaptive responses to conflicts of interest.- 1.4 The problem of definition.- 1.5 The biological study of animal conflict.- 2 A survey of animal conflict.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Acellular organisms and protists.- 2.3 Sea anemones (coelenterates).- 2.4 Parasitic worms (acanthocephalans).- 2.5 Ragworms (annelids).- 2.6 Limpets, octopuses and squids (molluscs).- 2.7 Insects.- 2.8 Shrimps and crabs (crustaceans).- 2.9 Scorpions, mites and spiders (arachnids).- 2.10 Sea urchins (echinoderms).- 2.11 Fish.- 2.12 Salamanders and frogs (amphibians).- 2.13 Lizards and snakes (reptiles).- 2.14 Birds (aves).- 2.15 Mammals.- 3 Issues and concepts in the study of animal conflict.- 3.1 How do animals fight?.- 3.2 Context — specific agonistic behaviour.- 3.3 Alternative ways of winning.- Two The Causes of Agonistic Behaviour.- 4 Behavioural mechanisms.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 The systems that control agonistic behaviour.- 4.3 The effects of cues from an opponent.- 4.4 The effects of other stimuli from the environment.- 4.5 The dynamics of undisturbed fights.- 4.6 Models of the control of agonistic behaviour.- 4.7 Overview.- 5 The role of hormones.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Mechanisms.- 5.3 Hormones and the patterns of animal conflict.- 5.4 Reproductive hormones in vertebrates.- 5.5 Adrenal hormones.- 5.6 Endogenous opiates.- 5.7 Other hormones.- 5.8 Invertebrates.- 5.9 Overview.- 6 Neural mechanisms.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Neural mechanisms and the patterns of animal conflict.- 6.3 Analysing agonistic information.- 6.4 Producing agonistic movements.- 6.5 Producing changes in responsiveness.- 6.6 Effects of fighting experience on brain biochemistry.- 6.7 Overview.- Concluding comments on the causes of agonistic behaviour.- Three Genetic and Environmental Influences.- 7 Genetics.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Genetics and the patterns of animal conflict.- 7.3 Identifying genetic influences.- 7.4 Patterns of inheritance.- 7.5 The route from genes to behaviour.- 7.6 Overview.- 8 Development.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 The agonistic behaviour of very young animals.- 8.3 The developmental origin of agonistic movements.- 8.4 Playful fighting.- 8.5 Changes with age.- 8.6 Environmental influences: identifying the relevant factors.- 8.7 Environmental influences: kinds of identified effect.- 8.8 Environmental influences: the non-social environment.- 8.9 Environmental influences: the social environment.- 8.10 Overview.- Genes, environments and agonistic behaviour.- Four Consequences, Fitness and Evolutionary Change.- 9 The consequences of animal conflict.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Consequences for individuals.- 9.3 Consequences for populations.- 9.4 Consequences for ecological communities.- 9.5 Evolutionary consequences.- 9.6 Overview.- 10 Evolutionary history.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Evolutionary origins.- 10.3 Evolutionary diversification.- 10.4 Overview.- 11 The behavioural ecology of animal conflict.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Strategies for resolving conflicts.- 11.3 Costs and benefits of being dominant.- 11.4 Costs and benefits of territorial behaviour.- 11.5 Conflict between the sexes.- 11.6 Conflict within the family.- 11.7 Infanticide and cannibalism.- 11.8 Alternative strategies.- 11.9 Conflict in social groups.- 11.10 Overview.- 12 The biology of human aggression.- 12.1 Introduction.- 12.2 What is human aggression?.- 12.3 Issues and concepts.- 12.4 The causes of aggression in humans.- 12.5 Genes, environment and the development of agonistic behaviour.- 12.6 The behavioural ecology of human conflict.- 12.7 Preventing, predicting and controlling human aggression.- 12.8 Overview.- References.- Species index.

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