Animal behaviour : evolution and mechanisms / Peter Kappeler (ed.) ; [contributors, Nils Anthes ... et al.].

Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xxi, 707 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.


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Visual communication : evolution, ecology, and functional mechanisms / H. Martin Schaefer -- Vocal communication in social groups / Claudia Fichtel and Marta Manser -- Kin recognition : an overview of conceptual issues, mechanisms and evolutionary theory / Dustin J. Penn and Joachim G. Frommen -- Honeybee cognition / Mario Pahl, Jürgen Tautz and Shaowu Zhang -- Individual performance in complex social systems : the greylag goose example / Kurt Kotrschal, Isabella B.R. Scheiber and Katharina Hirschenhauser -- Conflict and conflict resolution in social insects / Jürgen Heinze -- Social insects, major evolutionary transitions and multilevel selection / Judith Korb -- Cooperation between unrelated individuals - a game theoretic approach / Redouan Bshary -- Group decision-making in animal societies / Gerald Kerth -- Parental care : adjustments to conflict and cooperation / Fritz Trillmich -- The quantitative study of sexual and natural selection in the wild and in the laboratory / Wolf Blanckenhorn -- Mate choice and reproductive conflict in simultaneous hermaphrodites / Nils Anthes -- Extra-pair behaviour / Bart Kempenaers and Emmi Schlicht -- Extreme polyandry in social Hymenoptera : evolutionary causes and consequences for colony organisation / F. Bernhard Kraus And Robin F.A. Moritz -- Monogynous mating strategies in spiders / Jutta Schneider and Lutz Fromhage -- Mating systems, social behaviour and hormones / Wolfgang Goymann and Heribert Hofer -- The social modulation of behavioural development / Norbert Sachser and Sylvia Kaiser -- Alternative reproductive tactics and life history phenotypes / Michael Taborsky and H. Jane Brockmann -- Animal personality and behavioural syndromes / Ralph Bergmüller -- Social learning and culture in animals / Carel P. van Schaik -- Levels and mechanisms of behavioural variability / Peter M. Kappeler and Cornelia Kraus.
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