The Evolution of Parental Care by Nick J. RoyleThe Evolution of Parental Care by Nick J. Royle

The Evolution of Parental Care

EditorNick J. Royle, Per T. Smiseth, Mathias Kolliker

Paperback | September 15, 2012

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Parental care includes a wide variety of traits that enhance offspring development and survival. It is taxonomically widespread and is central to the maintenance of biodiversity through its close association with other phenomena such as sexual selection, life-history evolution, sex allocation,sociality, cooperation and conflict, growth and development, genetic architecture, and phenotypic plasticity. This novel book provides a fresh perspective on the study of the evolution of parental care based on contributions from some of the top researchers in the field. It provides evidence that the dynamic nature of family interactions, and particularly the potential for co-evolution among family members,has contributed to the huge diversity of parental care behaviours expressed across as well as within taxa. The Evolution of Parental Care aims to stimulate students and researchers alike to pursue exciting new directions in this fascinating and important area of behavioural and evolutionary biology.
Nick Royle is a senior lecturer in behavioural ecology at the University of Exeter with research interests centred on early life-history effects, sexual selection and parental care. He uses both vertebrate and invertebrate model systems in the field and in the lab for his research, and has published papers on parental care in a variety...
Title:The Evolution of Parental CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199692580

ISBN - 13:9780199692583


Table of Contents

T.H. Clutton-Brock: Foreword1. Per T. Smiseth, Mathias Kolliker, and Nick J. Royle: What is parental care?Section 1 - Origin and Evolution of Parental Care2. Hope Klug, Suzanne H. Alonzo, and Michael B. Bonsall: Theoretical foundations of parental care3. Carlos Alonso-Alvarez and Alberto Velando: Benefits and costs of parental care4. Sigal Balshine: Patterns of parental care in vertebrates5. Stephen T. Trumbo: Patterns of parental care in invertebrates6. Hanna Kokko and Michael D. Jennions: Sex differences in parental careSection 2 - Conflict and Cooperation in Parental Care7. Rebecca M. Kilner and Camilla A. Hinde: Parent-offspring conflict8. Alexandre Roulin and Amelie N. Dreiss: Sibling competition and cooperation over parental care9. C. M. Lessells: Sexual conflict10. Jan Komdeur: Sex allocation11. Suzanne H. Alonzo and Hope Klug: Paternity, maternity, and parental care12. Michael A. Cant: Cooperative breeding systems13. Claire N. Spottiswoode, Rebecca M. Kilner, and Nicholas B. Davies: Brood parasitismSection 3 - Evolutionary Genetics of Parental Care14. Tobias Uller: Parental effects in development and evolution15. Jarrod Hadfield: The quantitative genetic theory of parental effects16. Mathias Kolliker, Nick J. Royle, and Per T. Smiseth: Parent-offspring co-adaptation17. Frances A. Champagne and James P. Curley: Genetics and epigenetics of parental careConclusions18. Nick J. Royle, Per T. Smiseth, and Mathias Kolliker: The evolution of parental care: summary, conclusions and implicationsIndex