Kinship and Behavior in Primates

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This book presents a series of review chapters on the various aspects of primate kinship and behavior, as a fundamental reference for students and professionals interested in primate behavior, ecology and evolution. The relatively new molecular data allow one to assess directly degrees of genetic relatedness and kinship relations between individuals, and a considerable body of data on intergroup variation, based on experimental studies in both free-ranging and captive groups has accumulated, allowing a rather full and satisfying reconsideration of this whole broad area of research. The book should be of considerable interest to students of social evolution and behavioral ecology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195148893
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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University of Montreal

University of Buffalo

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Kinship Black Box, Bernard Chapais and Carol M. Berman
Part I. Who Are Kin? Methodological Advances in Determining Kin Relationships
2. Determination of Genealogical Relationships from Genetic Data: A review of Methods and Applications, Philip A. Morin and Tony L. Goldberg
3. Noninvasive Genotyping and Field Studies of Free-Ranging Nonhuman Primates, David S. Woodruff
Part II. Kin Compositions: Ecological Determinants, Population Genetics, and Demography
4. Is There No Place Like Home? Ecological Bases of Female Dispersal and Philopatry and Their Consequences for the Formation of Kin Groups, Lynne A. Isbell
5. Dispersal and the Population Genetics of Primate Species, Guy A. Hoelzer, Juan Carlos Morales, and Don J. Melnick
6. The Effects of Demographic Variation on Kinship Structure and Behavior in Cercopithecines, David A. Hill
Part III. Diversity of Effects of Kinship on Behavior
7. Matrilineal Kinship and Primate Behavior, Ellen Kapsalis
8. Patrilineal Kinship and Primate Behavior, Karen B. Strier
9. Kinship and Behavior Among Nongregarious Nocturnal Prosimians: What Do We Really Know?, Leanne T. Nash
10. Kinship Structure and Reproductive Skew in Cooperatively Breeding Primates, James Dietz
11. Kinship Structure and Its Impact on Behavior in Multilevel Societies, Fernando Colmenares
12. The Impact of Kinship on Mating and Reproduction, Andreas Paul and Jutta Kuester
Part IV. Kin Bias: Proximate and Functional Processes
13. "Recognizing" Kin: Mechanisms, Media, Minds, Modules, and Muddles, Drew Rendall
14. Developmental Aspects of Kin Bias in Behavior, Carol M. Berman
15. The Recognition of Other Individuals' Kinship Relationships, Dorthy L. Cheyney and Robert M. Seyfarth
16. Constraints on Kin Selection in Primate Groups, Bernard Chapais and Patrick BĂ©lisle
Part IV. The Evolutionary Origins of Human Kinship
17. Human Kinship: A Continuation of Politics by Other Means?, Lars Rodseth and Richard Wrangham
18 Residence Groups Among Hunter-Gatherers: A View of the Claims and Evidence for Patrilocal Bands. Helen Perich Alvarez
19 Mating, Parenting, and the Evolution of Human Pair Bonds. Kristen Hawkes
20 Variation in Nepotistic Regimes and Kin Recognition: A Major Area for Future Research. Bernard Chapais and Carol M. Berman
Species Index
Subject Index

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