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Evolution of Animal Behavior : Paleontological and Field Approaches - Matthew H. Nitecki

Evolution of Animal Behavior

Paleontological and Field Approaches

By: Matthew H. Nitecki (Editor), Jennifer A. Kitchell (Editor)

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Published: 14th August 1986
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This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexual selection, mate choice, differential parental investment, apparent altruism, cooperative behavior, and the relevance of phylogenetic constraints and historical information. The volume will be of special interest to evolutionary biologists, behavioral ecologists, and paleontologists.

"[This] book is unusual in that it gives equal weight to history and process....The selection of topics ranges widely over different kinds of questions, methods, and animals."--BioScience "Provide[s] useful reviews spiced with new findings and interpretations."--Biologist "[This] book is unusual in that it gives equal weight to history and process....The selection of topics ranges widely over different kinds of questions, methods, and animals."--BioScience "Provide[s] useful reviews spiced with new findings and interpretations."--Biologist

I: Introduction 1: Jennifer A. Kitchell and Matthew Nitecki: Evolution and Behavior II: Historical Approaches to the Evolution of Behavior 2: George V. Lauder: Homology, Analogy, and the Evolution of Behavior 3: John H. Ostrom: Social and Unsocial Behavior in Dinosaurs 4: Adolf Seilacher: Evolution of Behavior as Expressed in Marine Trace Fossils 5: Jennifer A. Kitchell: The Evolution of Predator-Prey Behavior: Naticid Gastropods and Their Molluscan Prey III: Field and Experimental Approaches to the Evolution of Behavior 6: Randy Thornhill: Relative Parental Contribution of the Sexes to Their Offspring and the Operation of Sexual Selection 7: John W. Fitzpatrick and Glen E. Woolfenden: Demographic Routes to Cooperative Breeding in some New World Jays 8: Jeanne Altmann: Parent-Offspring Interactions in Arthropoid Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective Index

ISBN: 9780195040067
ISBN-10: 0195040066
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 14th August 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43