Evolution of Animal Behavior: Paleontological and Field Approaches

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorMatthew H. Nitecki, Jennifer A. Kitchell

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This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexualselection, mate choice, differential parental investment, apparent altruism, cooperative behavior, and the relevance of phylogenetic constraints and historical information. The volume will be of special interest to evolutionary biologists, behavioral ecologists, and paleontologists.

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This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexualselection, mate choice, differential parental invest...

Matthew H. Nitecki is at Field Museum, Chicago. Jennifer A. Kitchell is at University of Michigan.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

I: Introduction1. Jennifer A. Kitchell and Matthew Nitecki: Evolution and BehaviorII: Historical Approaches to the Evolution of Behavior2. George V. Lauder: Homology, Analogy, and the Evolution of Behavior3. John H. Ostrom: Social and Unsocial Behavior in Dinosaurs4. Adolf Seilacher: Evolution of Behavior as Expressed in Marine Trace Fossils5. Jennifer A. Kitchell: The Evolution of Predator-Prey Behavior: Naticid Gastropods and Their Molluscan PreyIII: Field and Experimental Approaches to the Evolution of Behavior6. Randy Thornhill: Relative Parental Contribution of the Sexes to Their Offspring and the Operation of Sexual Selection7. John W. Fitzpatrick and Glen E. Woolfenden: Demographic Routes to Cooperative Breeding in some New World Jays8. Jeanne Altmann: Parent-Offspring Interactions in Arthropoid Primates: An Evolutionary PerspectiveIndex

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