Behavioral Ecology of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander by Robert G. Jaeger

Behavioral Ecology of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander

byRobert G. Jaeger, Birgit Gollman, Caitlin R. Gabor

Hardcover | September 15, 2016

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The small, terrestrial eastern red-backed salamander is abundant on many forest floors of northeastern North America. Dr. Robert Jaeger and many of his graduate students spent over 50 years studying this species in New York and Virginia, using ecological techniques in forests and behavioralexperiments in laboratory chambers in an attempt to understand how this species interacts with other species in the forest and the components of its intra- and intersexual social behaviors.The competitive and social behaviors of this species are unusually complex for an amphibian. This species is highly aggressive towards other similar-size species where they cohabit in forests, often leading to very little geographic overlap between the species. The authors examine the fascinatingbehavioral traits of this species including social monogamy, mutual mate guarding, sexual coercion, inter-species communication, and conflict resolution.

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Robert G. Jager is a retired former Professor of Biology at the Unviersity of Lousiana at Lafayette. He has spent the last forty years working on territoriality and interspecific competition in the red-backed salamanders, Plethodon cinereus. He is currently retired but continues to publish actively. Current research examines social beh...
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Title:Behavioral Ecology of the Eastern Red-backed SalamanderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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