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Sexual Segregation in Vertebrates

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Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl, Tim H. Clutton-Brock, Larissa Conradt, Johan T. du Toit, Ian J. Staniland, Jose C. Xavier, John P. Croxall, Jacob Gonzáles-Solís , Darren P. Croft, Jens Krause, Richard James, David W. Sims, Martin B. Main, Richard Bon, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Jean-François Gerard, Anthony D. Pellegrini, Jeffrey D. Long, Elizabeth A. Mizerek, Richard Shine, Mike Wall, Abigail M. MacFarlane, Graeme Coulson, John D. Altringham, Paula Senior, Robert Michaud, David P. Watts, Paulo Catry, Richard A. Phillips, Esther S. Rubin, Vernon C. Bleich
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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511889943

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  • Males and females often differ in developmental patterns, adult morphology, ecology and behaviour, and in many mammals males are often larger. Size dimorphism results in divergent nutritional and energetic requirements or reproductive strategies by the sexes, which in turn sometimes causes them to select different forage, use different habitats, and express differing social affinities. Such divergent life-styles often lead males and females to live large parts of their lives separately. Sexual segregation is widespread in animals. Males and females may share the same habitat, but at different times, for example, or they might use different habitats entirely. Why did sexual segregation evolve and what factors contribute to it? Sexual Segregation in Vertebrates explores these questions by looking at a wide range of vertebrates and is aimed as a synthesis of our current understanding and a guide for future research.

    • Chapters provide a synthesis on many different vertebrate groups
    • This was the first synthesis, to our knowledge, on sexual segregation
    • Highlights important implications for conservation
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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511889943
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Overview:
    1. Sexual segregation and the ecology of the two sexes Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Tim H. Clutton-Brock
    Part II. Concepts and Methodology:
    2. Definitions, hypotheses, models and measures in the study of animal segregation Larissa Conradt
    Part III. Foraging Ecology:
    3. Sex differences in the foraging ecology of large mammalian herbivores Johan T. du Toit
    4. Sexual segregation in seals Ian J. Staniland
    5. Sexual differences in foraging behaviour and diets: a case-study of wandering albatrosses Jose C. Xavier and John P. Croxall
    6. Differences in foraging behaviour and feeding ecology in giant petrels Jacob Gonzáles-Solís and John P. Croxall
    Part IV. Predator Avoidance and Reproductive Strategies:
    7. Predation risk as a driving factor for size assortative shoaling and its implications for sexual segregation in fish Darren P. Croft, Jens Krause and Richard James
    8. Differences in habitat selection and reproductive strategies of male and female sharks David W. Sims
    9. Sex differences in reproductive strategies affect habitat choice in ungulates Martin B. Main and Johan T. du Toit
    Part V. Sex-related Activities and Social Factors:
    10. Activity asynchrony and social segregation Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Peter Neuhaus
    11. Sexual segregation in ungulates: from individual mechanisms to collective patterns Richard Bon, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Jean-François Gerard and Pablo Michelena
    12. Sexual segregation in humans Anthony D. Pellegrini, Jeffrey D. Long and Elizabeth A. Mizerek
    Part VI. Sexual Differences in Ecology: Comparisons within Different Taxa:
    13. Ecological divergence between the sexes in reptiles Richard Shine and Mike Wall
    14. Sexual segregation in Australian marsupials Abigail M. MacFarlane and Graeme Coulson
    15. Social systems and ecology of bats John D. Altringham and Paula Senior
    16. Sociality and ecology of the odontocetes Robert Michaud
    17. Sexual segregation in non-human primates David P. Watts
    Part VII. Implications for Conservation:
    18. Sexual segregation in birds: patterns, processes and implications for conservation Paulo Catry, Richard A. Phillips and John P. Croxal
    19. Sexual segregation: a necessary consideration in wildlife conservation Esther S. Rubin and Vernon C. Bleich
    Part VIII. Outlook:
    20. Conclusions and future directions Peter Neuhaus, Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Larissa Conradt
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Kathreen Ruckstuhl, University of Cambridge

    Peter Neuhaus, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl, Tim H. Clutton-Brock, Larissa Conradt, Johan T. du Toit, Ian J. Staniland, Jose C. Xavier, John P. Croxall, Jacob Gonzáles-Solís , Darren P. Croft, Jens Krause, Richard James, David W. Sims, Martin B. Main, Richard Bon, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Jean-François Gerard, Anthony D. Pellegrini, Jeffrey D. Long, Elizabeth A. Mizerek, Richard Shine, Mike Wall, Abigail M. MacFarlane, Graeme Coulson, John D. Altringham, Paula Senior, Robert Michaud, David P. Watts, Paulo Catry, Richard A. Phillips, Esther S. Rubin, Vernon C. Bleich

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