Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds
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Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds by Walter D. Koenig
Book DescriptionCooperative breeders are species in which more than a pair of individuals assist in the production of young. Cooperative breeding is found in only a few hundred bird species world-wide, and understanding this often strikingly altruistic behaviour has remained an important challenge in behavioural ecology for over 30 years. This book highlights the theoretical, empirical and technical advances that have taken place in the field of cooperative breeding research since the publication of the seminal work Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long-term Studies of Behavior and Ecology (1990, HB ISBN 0521 372984, PB ISBN 0521 378907). Organized conceptually, special attention is given to ways in which cooperative breeders have proved fertile subjects for testing modern advances to classic evolutionary problems including those of sexual selection, sex-ratio manipulation, life-history evolution, partitioning of reproduction and incest avoidance. It will be of interest to both students and researchers interested in behaviour and ecology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521530996
(246mm x 189mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Walter D. Koenig
Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates, Hardback (January 2016)
Brings together long-term studies of cooperation in vertebrates that challenge our understanding of the evolution of social behavior.
Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds, Hardback (April 2004)
Comprehensive summary of cooperative breeding in birds, and its implications for questions in evolutionary biology.
Cooperative Breeding in Birds, Paperback (April 1990)» View all books by Walter D. Koenig
This book details the major empirical studies of cooperative breeding birds and explores the diversity of ideas and controversies which have developed in this field.
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Author Biography - Walter D. Koenig
Walter Koenig is Research Zoologist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology. Janis Dickinson is Assistant Research Zoologist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
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