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Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

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Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson, J. David Ligon, D. Brent Burt, Jan Ekman, Ben J. Hatchwell, Michael Griesser, Robert G. Heinsohn, Andrew Cockburn, Jan Komdeur, Morné Du Plessis, Steven J. Schoech, S. James Reynolds, Raoul K. Boughton, Joseph Haydock, Robert D. Magrath, Rufus A. Johnstone, Sandra L. Vehrencamp, James S. Quinn, Jeffrey R. Walters, Caren B. Cooper, Susan J. Daniels, Gilberto Pasinelli, Karen Schiegg, Andrew F. Russell, Steven J. Pruett-Jones
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  • Date Published: May 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530996

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  • 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.

    • Comprehensive summary of this fascinating area
    • Critically examines the contributions cooperative breeders have made to current questions and controversies in evolutionary biology
    • Written by leading authorities in the field
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    "Recommended. Well-informed." S.W. Harris, emeritus, Humboldt State University, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521530996
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 190 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.689kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Walter D. Koenig, University of California, Berkeley
    Walter Koenig is Research Zoologist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology.

    Janis L. Dickinson, University of California, Berkeley
    Janis Dickinson is Assistant Research Zoologist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.

    Contributors

    Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson, J. David Ligon, D. Brent Burt, Jan Ekman, Ben J. Hatchwell, Michael Griesser, Robert G. Heinsohn, Andrew Cockburn, Jan Komdeur, Morné Du Plessis, Steven J. Schoech, S. James Reynolds, Raoul K. Boughton, Joseph Haydock, Robert D. Magrath, Rufus A. Johnstone, Sandra L. Vehrencamp, James S. Quinn, Jeffrey R. Walters, Caren B. Cooper, Susan J. Daniels, Gilberto Pasinelli, Karen Schiegg, Andrew F. Russell, Steven J. Pruett-Jones

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