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Rodent Societies An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0226905373

ISBN-13: 9780226905372

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul W. Sherman, Jerry O. Wolff

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Rodent Societiessynthesizes and integrates the current state of knowledge about the social behavior of rodents, providing ecological and evolutionary contexts for understanding their societies and highlighting emerging conservation and management strategies to preserve them. It begins with a summary of the evolution, phylogeny, and biogeography of social and nonsocial rodents, providing a historical basis for comparative analyses. Subsequent sections focus on group-living rodents and characterize their reproductive behaviors, life histories and population ecology, genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms, behavioral development, cognitive processes, communication mechanisms, cooperative and…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 610
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Rodents Societies as Model Systems
Rodent Evolution, Phylogenetics, and Biogeography
Male Mating Strategies in Rodents
Reproductive Strategies in Female Rodents
Sexual Selection: Using Social Ecology to Determine Fitness Differences
A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Breeding Systems of Neotomine-Peromyscine Rodents
Alternative Reproductive Tactics and Strategies of Tree Squirrels
Fast and Slow Life Histories of Rodents
Acceleration and Delay of Reproduction in Rodents
Sexual Size Dimorphism in Rodents
Facultative Sex Ratio Adjustment
The Role of the Stress Axis in Life-History Adaptations
Dispersal and Philopatry
Gene Dynamics and Social Behavior
Social Behavior and Self-Regulation in Murid Rodents
Neural Regulation of Social Behavior in Rodents
Ontogeny of Adaptive Behaviors
Social Learning by Rodents
Kin Recognition in Rodents: Issues and Evidence
Parental Care
The Ecology of Sociality in Rodents
Scent Marking
Nonparental Infanticide
Social Organization and Monogamy in the Beaver
Evolution of Pacifism and Sociality in Blind Mole Rats
Social and Antipredator Systems: Intertwining Links in Multiple Time Frames
The Evolution of Alarm Communication in Rodents: Structure, Function, and the Puzzle of Apparently Altruistic Calling
Fear and the Foraging, Breeding, and Sociality of Rodents
Ecology, Kinship, and Ground Squirrel Sociality: Insights from Comparative Analyses
Evolution of Sociality in Marmots: It Begins with Hibernation
Environmental Constraints and the Evolution of Sociality in Semifossorial Desert Rodents
Comparative Social Organization and Life History of Rattus and Mus
Social Organization and Resource Use in Capybaras and Maras
Social Structure in Octodontid and Ctenomyid Rodents
Socioecology of Rock-Dwelling Rodents
African Mole-Rats: Social and Ecological Diversity
Alarm Calling, Multiple Mating, and Infanticide among Black-Tailed, Gunnison's, and Utah Prairie Dogs
Issues in Rodent Conservation
Conservation of Ground Squirrels
Conservation of Prairie Dogs
Social Behavior, Demography, and Rodent-Borne Pathogens
Conclusions and Future Directions