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Cooperative Breeding in Mammals

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Nancy G. Solomon, Jeffrey A. French, Suzette D. Tardif, Patricia D. Moehlman, Heribert Hofer, Cheryl S. Asa, Scott R. Creel, Peter M. Waser, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Lowell L. Getz, C. Sue Carter, R. Lucille Roberts, Eileen A. Lacey, Paul W. Sherman, Christopher G. Faulkes, David H. Abbott, Susan E. Lewis, Anne E. Pusey, Ronald L. Mumme
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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521038287

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  • Cooperative breeding refers to a social system in which individuals other than the parents provide care for the offspring. Since individuals delay breeding and invest in the offspring of others, cooperative breeding poses a challenge to a Darwinian explanation of the evolution of social behaviour. The contributors to this book explore the evolutionary, ecological, behavioural and physiological basis of cooperative breeding in mammals. The book contains a collection of chapters by the leading researchers in the field, and it is dedicated exclusively to the study of mammalian cooperative breeding. It will appeal to zoologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and to those interested in animal behaviour.

    • Contains essays by some of the leading behavioural biologists in the world
    • Many contributions contain helpful summary tables
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    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521038287
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.618kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 29 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. The study of mammalian cooperative breeding Nancy G. Solomon and Jeffrey A. French
    2. The bioenergetics of parental behaviour and the evolution of alloparental care in marmosets and tamarins Suzette D. Tardif
    3. Proximate regulation of singular breeding in Callitrichid primates Jeffrey A. French
    4. Cooperative breeding, reproductive suppression and body size in canids Patricia D. Moehlman and Heribert Hofer
    5. Hormonal and experiential factors in the expression of social and parental behaviour in canids Cheryl S. Asa
    6. Variation in reproductive suppression among dwarf mongooses: interplay between mechanisms and evolution Scott R. Creel and Peter M. Waser
    7. Dynamic optimization and cooperative breeding: an evaluation of future fitness effects Jeffrey R. Lucas, Scott R. Creel and Peter M. Waser
    8. Examination of alternative hypotheses for cooperative breeding in rodents Nancy G. Solomon and Lowell L. Getz
    9. The psychobiological basis of cooperative breeding in rodents C. Sue Carter and R. Lucille Roberts
    10. Cooperative breeding in naked mole-rats: implications for vertebrate and invertebrate sociality Eileen A. Lacey and Paul W. Sherman
    11. The physiology of a reproductive dictatorship: regulation of male and female reproduction by a single breeding female in colonies of naked mole-rats Christopher G. Faulkes and David H. Abbott
    12. Factors influencing the occurrence of communal care in plural breeding mammals Susan E. Lewis and Anne E. Pusey
    13. A bird's-eye view of mammalian cooperative breeding Ronald L. Mumme
    Index.

  • Editors

    Nancy G. Solomon, Miami University

    Jeffrey A. French, University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Contributors

    Nancy G. Solomon, Jeffrey A. French, Suzette D. Tardif, Patricia D. Moehlman, Heribert Hofer, Cheryl S. Asa, Scott R. Creel, Peter M. Waser, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Lowell L. Getz, C. Sue Carter, R. Lucille Roberts, Eileen A. Lacey, Paul W. Sherman, Christopher G. Faulkes, David H. Abbott, Susan E. Lewis, Anne E. Pusey, Ronald L. Mumme

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