Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds by Walter D. Koenig | 9780521822718 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

by Walter D. Koenig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521822718

ISBN-13: 9780521822718

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest. Although relatively rare, this behavior entails dramatic forms of cooperation and competition, and provides important insights into many areas, including sexual selection, incest avoidance and other subjects. This book will be of interest to students

Overview

Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest. Although relatively rare, this behavior entails dramatic forms of cooperation and competition, and provides important insights into many areas, including sexual selection, incest avoidance and other subjects. This book will be of interest to students and professionals interested in bird behavior and ecology.

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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