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Title Cooperative breeding in vertebrates : studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior / edited by Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University ; with illustrations by Stef den Ridder.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 379 pages) : illlustrations (some color)
Note Includes index.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Parental behavior in animals.
Animal societies.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Siberian jays: delayed dispersal in the absence of cooperative breeding / Jan Ekman and Michael Griesser -- Western bluebirds: lessons from a marginal cooperative breeder / Janis L. Dickinson ; Caglar Akcay ; Elise D. Ferree ; Caitlin A. Stern -- Long-tailed tits: ecological causes and fitness consequences of redirected helping / Ben J. Hatchwell -- Red-cockaded woodpeckers: alternative pathways to breeding success / Jeffrey R. Walters and Victoria Garcia -- Florida scrub-jays: oversized territories and group defense in a fire-maintained habitat / John W. Fitzpatrick and Reed Bowman -- Carrion crows: family living and helping in a flexible social system / Vittorio Baglione and Daniela Canestrari -- Southern pied babblers: the dynamics of conflict and cooperation in a group-living society / Amanda R. Ridley -- Superb fairy-wrens: making the worst of a good job / Andrew Cockburn ; Lyanne Brouwer ; Nicolas Margraf ; Helen L. Osmond ; Martijn van de Pol -- Chestnut-crowned babblers: dealing with climatic adversity and uncertainty in the Australian arid zone / Andrew F. Russell -- Bell miners: kin-selected helping decisions / Jonathan Wright and Paul G. McDonald -- Superb starlings: cooperation and confluct in an unpredictable environment / Dustin R. Rubenstein -- Seychelles warblers: Complexities of the helping paradox / Jan Komedeur ; Terry Burke ; Hannah Dugdale ; David S. Richardson -- Acorn woodpeckers: helping at the nest, polygynandry, and dependence on a variable acorn crop / Walter D. Koenig ; Eric L. Walters ; Joseph Haydock -- Taiwan yuhinas: unrelated joint-nesters cooperate in unfavorable environments / Sheng-Feng Shen ; Hsiao-Wei Yuan ; Mark Liu -- Guira cuckoos: cooperation, infanticide, and female reproductive investment in a joint-nesting species / Regina H. Macedo -- Cichlid fishes: a model for the integrative study of social behavior / Michael Taborsky -- Meerkats: cooperative breeding in the Kalahari / Tim Clutton-Brock and Marta Manser -- Banded mongooses: demography, life history, and social behavior / Michael A. Cant ; Hazel J. Nichols ; Faye J. Thompson ; Emma Vitakainen -- Damaraland and naked mole-rats: convergence of social evolution / Chris G. Faulkes and Nigel C. Bennett -- Synthesis: cooperative breeding in the twenty-first century / Walter D. Koenig ; Janis L. Dickinson ; Stephen T. Emlen.
Summary Cooperative breeders are species in which individuals beyond a pair assist in the production of young in a single brood or litter. Although relatively rare, cooperative breeding is widespread taxonomically and continues to pose challenges to our understanding of the evolution of cooperation and altruistic behavior. Bringing together long-term studies of cooperatively breeding birds, mammals, and fishes, this volume provides a synthesis of current studies in the field. The chapters are organised by individual studies of particular species or (in the case of mole-rats) two closely related cooperatively breeding species. Each focuses not only on describing behavior and ecology but also on testing evolutionary hypotheses for the form and function of the diverse and extraordinary cooperative breeding lifestyles that have been discovered. This unique and comprehensive text will be of interest to graduate students and researchers of behavioral ecology and the evolution of cooperation.
Other Author Koenig, Walter D., 1950- editor.
Dickinson, Janis L., 1955- editor.
Other Title Print version: Cooperative breeding in vertebrates 9781107043435