Intraspecific Variation in the Social Systems of Wild Vertebrates by Dale F. LottIntraspecific Variation in the Social Systems of Wild Vertebrates by Dale F. Lott

Intraspecific Variation in the Social Systems of Wild Vertebrates

byDale F. Lott

Paperback | July 2, 2009

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It has often been assumed by those studying animal behaviour that the social system adopted by a species is a fixed product of natural selection. There is now an interesting body of evidence that this is not always the case and that alternative forms of social organisation may be adopted according to circumstance. In this book, first published in 1991, Professor Lott presents an overview of the understanding of this phenomenon and its implications for animal conservation and management. Those interested in social systems and more generally in animal behaviour and ecology will find this book to be an invaluable source of information and ideas.
Title:Intraspecific Variation in the Social Systems of Wild VertebratesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:July 2, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052111523X

ISBN - 13:9780521115230

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Intraspecific variation in the distribution and relationship of individuals in space and time; 3. Intraspecific variation in mating and parental-care systems; 4. Environmental determinants of intraspecific variation in social systems; 5. Social system variation mechanisms: processes; 6. Social system variation mechanisms: products; 7. Intraspecific variation in social systems as an evolved strategy; 8. Using intraspecific variation in social systems to test socioecological hypotheses; 9. Practical importance of intraspecific variation in social systems; References; Index.