Rodent Societies: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective

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Jerry O. Wolff, Paul W. Sherman
University of Chicago Press, 15.9.2008 - 610 sivua

Rodent Societies synthesizes and integrates the current state of knowledge about the social behavior of rodents, providing ecological and evolutionary contexts for understanding their societies and highlighting emerging conservation and management strategies to preserve them. It begins with a summary of the evolution, phylogeny, and biogeography of social and nonsocial rodents, providing a historical basis for comparative analyses. Subsequent sections focus on group-living rodents and characterize their reproductive behaviors, life histories and population ecology, genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms, behavioral development, cognitive processes, communication mechanisms, cooperative and uncooperative behaviors, antipredator strategies, comparative socioecology, diseases, and conservation. Using the highly diverse and well-studied Rodentia as model systems to integrate a variety of research approaches and evolutionary theory into a unifying framework, Rodent Societies will appeal to a wide range of disciplines, both as a compendium of current research and as a stimulus for future collaborative and interdisciplinary investigations.

 

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Sexual Behavior
25
Life Histories and Behavior
97
Behavioral Development
183
Social Behavior
229
Antipredator Behavior
303
Comparative Socioecology
343
Conservation and Disease
451
Conclusions
487
References
491
Subject Index
599
Species Index
605
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Yleiset termit ja lausekkeet

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Jerry O. Wolff is professor of biology at St. Cloud State University. Paul W. Sherman is professor of neurology and behavior at Cornell University.

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