Concepts and Research Methods
Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy
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Sex Ratios by Ian C. W. Hardy
Book DescriptionCovering sex allocation, sex determination and operational sex ratios, this multi-author volume provides both a conceptual context and an instruction in methods for many aspects of sex ratio research. Theory, statistical analysis and genetics are each explained and discussed in the first three sections. The remaining chapters each focus on research in one of a wide spectrum of animal, plant and microbial taxa, including sex ratio distorting bacteria in invertebrates, malarial parasites, birds, human and other mammals, giving critical appraisals of such research. Sex Ratios: Concepts and Research Methods is primarily intended for graduate and professional behavioural and evolutionary ecologists in this field, but it will also be useful to biologists building evolutionary models, and researchers analysing data involving proportions or comparisons across phylogenetically related species.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521665780
(246mm x 189mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian C. W. Hardy
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Theory and methods of exploring sex ratios in plants, animals and microbes.
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Author Biography - Ian C. W. Hardy
IAN HARDY is Senior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences at the University of Sunderland. He has published more than 50 articles, about half of which focus on sex ratios, and currently serves as Consulting Editor for the journal Animal Behaviour.
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