The Resource Ecology of Social Evolution, edited by Judith Korb, Jörgen Heinze, (electronic resource)

Ecology of Social Evolution, edited by Judith Korb, Jörgen Heinze, (electronic resource)

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Ecology of Social Evolution
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Ecology of Social Evolution
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edited by Judith Korb, Jörgen Heinze
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eng
Summary
Research on the evolution of social behaviour has been dominated by genetic relatedness for a long time; however, both recent empirical studies and theoretical concepts give growing evidence for ecological factors acting as very prominent additional or alternative driving forces in social evolution. Now the time is ripe to investigate similarities and differences in the course of social evolution in different animals. This book brings together renowned researchers working on sociality in different animals. For the first time, they compile the evidence for the importance of ecological factors in the evolution of social life, ranging from invertebrate to vertebrate social systems, and evaluate its importance versus that of relatedness. Answers are given to important questions such as: - Which factors favour group living in social invertebrates and vertebrates? - Are there general differences in the evolutionary forces promoting social life in social insects versus cooperatively breeding vertebrates? - Why are there only so few eusocial vertebrates? - Can relatedness within social groups be a by-product arising from the fact that neighbours are generally kin?
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Korb, Judith
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0
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QL750-795
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non fiction
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  • Heinze, Jörgen.
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  • Life sciences
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal ecology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Zoology
  • Sociology
  • Life Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Animal Ecology
  • Community & Population Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Zoology
  • Sociology
Label
Ecology of Social Evolution, edited by Judith Korb, Jörgen Heinze, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Evolution and Ecology of Cooperation – History and Concepts -- The Ecology of Altruism in a Clonal Insect -- The Evolutionary Ecology of Eusociality in Australian Gall Thrips: a ‘Model Clades’ Approach -- The Ecology and Evolution of Helping in Hover Wasps (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae) -- Why are so Many Bees but so Few Digger Wasps Social? The Effect of Provisioning Mode and Helper Efficiency on the Distribution of Sociality Among the Apoidea -- Social Plasticity: Ecology, Genetics, and the Structure of Ant Societies -- The Ecology of Social Evolution in Termites -- Kin-Recognition Mechanisms in Cooperative Breeding Systems: Ecological Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Variation -- Social Ecology of Horses -- African Mole-Rats: Eusociality, Relatedness and Ecological Constraints -- Genetic and Ecological Determinants of Primate Social Systems -- The Ecology of Social Life: A Synthesis
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unknown
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783540759577
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-540-75957-7
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-540-75957-7
Label
Ecology of Social Evolution, edited by Judith Korb, Jörgen Heinze, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Evolution and Ecology of Cooperation – History and Concepts -- The Ecology of Altruism in a Clonal Insect -- The Evolutionary Ecology of Eusociality in Australian Gall Thrips: a ‘Model Clades’ Approach -- The Ecology and Evolution of Helping in Hover Wasps (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae) -- Why are so Many Bees but so Few Digger Wasps Social? The Effect of Provisioning Mode and Helper Efficiency on the Distribution of Sociality Among the Apoidea -- Social Plasticity: Ecology, Genetics, and the Structure of Ant Societies -- The Ecology of Social Evolution in Termites -- Kin-Recognition Mechanisms in Cooperative Breeding Systems: Ecological Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Variation -- Social Ecology of Horses -- African Mole-Rats: Eusociality, Relatedness and Ecological Constraints -- Genetic and Ecological Determinants of Primate Social Systems -- The Ecology of Social Life: A Synthesis
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783540759577
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-540-75957-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-540-75957-7

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