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Ecology of Social Evolution - Judith Korb

Ecology of Social Evolution

By: Judith Korb (Editor), Jurgen Heinze (Editor)

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Published: March 2008
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"This book brings together renowned researchers working on sociality in different animals. For the first time, they compile the evidence for the importance of ecological factors in the evolution of social life, ranging from invertebrate to vertebrate social systems, and evaluate its importance versus that of relatedness."--BOOK JACKET.

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"The ecology of social evolution ... attempt to redress a perceived bias for genetic interpretations in the study of social evolution by focussing on the ecological side. ... there are new and valuable insights in this book. Readers will find authoritative and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of taxa, from social insects both familiar and unfamiliar, to social vertebrates including cooperatively breeding birds, mole-rats and primates." (Andrew F.G. Bourke, Myrmecological News, Vol. 200 (11), August, 2008)

The Evolution and Ecology of Cooperation - History and Conceptsp. 1
The Ecology of Altruism in a Clonal Insectp. 37
The Evolutionary Ecology of Eusociality in Australian Gall Thrips: a 'Model Clades' Approachp. 57
The Ecology and Evolution of Helping in Hover Wasps (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae)p. 85
Why are so Many Bees but so Few Digger Wasps Social? The Effect of Provisioning Mode and Helper Efficiency on the Distribution of Sociality Among the Apoideap. 109
Social Plasticity: Ecology, Genetics, and the Structure of Ant Societiesp. 129
The Ecology of Social Evolution in Termitesp. 151
Kin-Recognition Mechanisms in Cooperative Breeding Systems: Ecological Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Variationp. 175
Social Ecology of Horsesp. 195
African Mole-Rats: Eusociality, Relatedness and Ecological Constraintsp. 207
Genetic and Ecological Determinants of Primate Social Systemsp. 225
The Ecology of Social Life: A Synthesisp. 245
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9783540759560
ISBN-10: 3540759565
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6