Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, by Walter D. Koenig,Janis L. Dickinson

By Walter D. Koenig,Janis L. Dickinson

Cooperative breeders are species within which participants past a couple help in the construction of younger in one brood or clutter. even supposing fairly infrequent, cooperative breeding is frequent taxonomically and keeps to pose demanding situations to our knowing of the evolution of cooperation and altruistic habit. Bringing jointly long term stories of cooperatively breeding birds, mammals, and fishes, this quantity presents a synthesis of present reviews within the box. The chapters are organised by means of person experiences of specific species or (in the case of mole-rats) heavily similar cooperatively breeding species. each one focuses not just on describing habit and ecology but additionally on trying out evolutionary hypotheses for the shape and serve as of the various and striking cooperative breeding existence which were found. This particular and finished textual content can be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers of behavioral ecology and the evolution of cooperation.

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