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Intraspecific Variation in the Social Systems of Wild Vertebrates

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Behavioural Biology

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521115230

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  • It has often been assumed by those studying animal behaviour that the social system adopted by a species is a fixed product of natural selection. There is now an interesting body of evidence that this is not always the case and that alternative forms of social organisation may be adopted according to circumstance. In this book, first published in 1991, Professor Lott presents an overview of the understanding of this phenomenon and its implications for animal conservation and management. Those interested in social systems and more generally in animal behaviour and ecology will find this book to be an invaluable source of information and ideas.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521115230
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Introduction
    2. Intraspecific variation in the distribution and relationship of individuals in space and time
    3. Intraspecific variation in mating and parental-care systems
    4. Environmental determinants of intraspecific variation in social systems
    5. Social system variation mechanisms: processes
    6. Social system variation mechanisms: products
    7. Intraspecific variation in social systems as an evolved strategy
    8. Using intraspecific variation in social systems to test socioecological hypotheses
    9. Practical importance of intraspecific variation in social systems
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Dale F. Lott

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