Maternal Effects in Mammals

Maternal Effects in Mammals


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226501208
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/15/2009
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dario Maestripieri is a professor of comparative human development, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago and author of Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World. Jill M. Mateo is an assistant professor of comparative human development and evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents


1. The role of maternal effects in mammalian evolution and adaptation

            Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo

2. The genetics and evolutionary consequences of maternal effects

            James M. Cheverud and Jason B. Wolf

3. A theoretical overview of genetic maternal effects: evolutionary predictions and empirical tests with mammalian data

Michael J. Wade, Nicholas K. Priest, and Tami E. Cruickshank

4. Maternal effects on evolutionary dynamics in wild small mammals

            Andrew G. McAdam

5. Maternal effects in wild ungulates

            Alastair J. Wilson and Marco Festa-Bianchet

6. Maternal effects on offspring size and development in pinnipeds

            W. Don Bowen

7. Maternal influences on development, social relationships and survival behaviors

            Jill M. Mateo

8. Maternal influences on offspring food preferences and feeding behaviors in mammals

            Bennett G. Galef, Jr.  

9. The trans-generational influence of maternal care on offspring gene expression and behavior in rodents

            Frances A. Champagne and James P. Curley

10. Effects of intrauterine position in litter-bearing mammals

            John G. Vandenbergh 

11. Maternal effects in fissiped carnivores

            Kay E. Holekamp and Stephanie M. Dloniak

12. Maternal influences on offspring growth, reproduction, and behavior in primates

            Dario Maestripieri

13. Maternal effects, social cognitive development, and the evolution of human intelligence

            David F. Bjorklund, Jason Grotuss, and Adriana Csinady

14. Maternal effects in mammals: conclusions and future directions

            Jill M. Mateo and Dario Maestripieri



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