Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

by Walter D. Koenig
     
 

Comprehensive summary of cooperative breeding in birds, and its implications for questions in evolutionary biology.See more details below

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Comprehensive summary of cooperative breeding in birds, and its implications for questions in evolutionary biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822718
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Walter D. Koenig and Janis L. Dickinson; 1. Evolutionary origins J. David Ligon and D. Brent Burt; 2. Delayed dispersal Jan Ekman, Janis L. Dickinson, Ben J. Hatchwell and Michael Griesser; 3. Fitness consequences of helping Janis L. Dickinson and Ben J. Hatchwell; 4. Parental care, load-lightening and costs Robert G. Heinsohn; 5. Matings systems and sexual conflict Andrew Cockburn; 6. Sex-ratio manipulation Jan Komdeur; 7. Physiological ecology Morné Du Plessis; 8. Endocrinology Steven J. Schoech, S. James Reynolds and Raoul K. Boughton; 9. Incest and incest avoidance Walter D. Koenig and Joseph Haydock; 10. Reproductive skew Robert D. Magrath, Rufus A. Johnstone and Robert G. Heinsohn; 11. Joint-laying systems Sandra L. Vehrencamp and James S. Quinn; 12. Conservation biology Jeffrey R. Walters, Caren B. Cooper, Susan J. Daniels, Gilberto Pasinelli and Karen Schiegg; 13. Mammalian contrasts and comparisons Andrew F. Russell; Summary Steven J. Pruett-Jones; Names of bird and mammal species mentioned in the text; References; Index.

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