The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry by Douglas W. MockThe Evolution of Sibling Rivalry by Douglas W. Mock

The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry

byDouglas W. Mock, Geoffrey A. Parker

Paperback | November 1, 1997

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One of the main tenets of evolutionary biology is that organisms behave so as to maximize the number of their genes that will be passed on to future generations. Parents often produce more offspring than they can rear in case special opportunities or calamities occur. This frequently leads todeprivations and even death of some offspring. This book is about the evolutionary diversity, importance, and consequences of such squeezes. The authors, experts in their field, review the theory, field experiments, and natural history of sibling rivalry across a broad sweep of organisms, in a clearand accessible style that should appeal to both academics and natural historians.
Douglas Mock is at Univerisity of Oklahoma. Geoffrey Parker is at University of Liverpool.
Title:The Evolution of Sibling RivalryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:478 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198577443

ISBN - 13:9780198577447

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Table of Contents

Preface1. General Introduction2. Theory I: Hamilton's Rule and the Evolutionary Limits of Selfishness3. Theory II: Phenotypic Models of Sublethal sibling Competition4. Theory III: Fatal Sibling Competition5. An Introduction to Sibling Rivalry in Birds6. Supply, Demand, and Defendability7. Parent-Offspring Conflict I: The Battleground8. Conflict Resolutions I: Begging Scrambles9. Conflict Resolutions II: begging as an Hones Signal10. Conflict Resolutions III: Clutch Size and Sexual Conflicts11. Tests of Parents-Offspring Conflict Vs. Collaboration12. Sibling Rivalry in Birds13. Sibling Rivalry in Mammals14. Sibling Rivalry in Vertberate Ecthotherms15. Sibling Rivalry in Invertebrates16. Sibling Rivalry in Plants17. EpilogueLiterature Cited