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Alternative Reproductive Tactics
An Integrative Approach

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Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky, H. Jane Brockmann, Vítor C. Almada, Joana I. Robalo, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Richard D. Howard, Douglas J. Emlen, Andrew H. Bass, Paul M. Forlano, Adelino V. M. Canario, Albert F. H. Ros, Stephen M. Shuster, Kelly R. Zamudio, Lauren M. Chan, Ryan Calsbeek, Barry Sinervo, Jerry O. Wolff, Joanna M. Setchell, David Gonçalves, Peter K. McGregor, Brian Neff, Suzanne H. Alonzo, Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson
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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521540063

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  • The study of alternative reproductive tactics (the behavioural strategies used by individuals to increase their reproductive success) is an evolutionary puzzle, and one of great interest to researchers. For instance, why do some males guard both nest and eggs, while others sneak into nests while pairs are spawning and fertilise those eggs? The field offers a special opportunity to study the evolution and functional causes of phenotypic variation, which is a general problem in the field of evolutionary biology. By integrating both mechanistic (psychological) and evolutionary (behavioural ecology) perspectives and by covering a great diversity of species, Alternative Reproductive Tactics addresses this integrated topic of longstanding interest, bringing together a multitude of otherwise scattered information in an accessible form that is ideal for graduate students and researchers.

    • The problem of ART is addressed from both a mechanistic (physiological) and an evolutionary (behavioral ecology) perspective
    • Multidisciplinary approach covering a great diversity of species
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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521540063
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 189 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.104kg
    • contains: 98 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky and H. Jane Brockmann
    1. The evolution of alternative mating tactics: concepts and questions Michael Taborsky, Rui F. Oliveira and H. Jane Brockmann
    Part I. Ultimate Causes and Origins of ARTs:
    2. Alternative reproductive tactics and the evolution of alternative allocation phenotypes H. Jane Brockmann and Michael Taborsky
    3. Phylogenetic analysis of alternative reproductive tactics - Problems and possibilities Vítor C. Almada and Joana I. Robalo
    4. Modeling alternative mating tactics as dynamic games Jeffrey R. Lucas and Richard D. Howard
    Part II. Proximate Mechanisms of ARTs:
    5. The roles of genes and the environment in the expression and evolution of alternative tactics Douglas J. Emlen
    6. Neuroendocrine mechanisms of alternative reproductive tactics: the chemical language of reproductive and social plasticity Andrew H. Bass and Paul M. Forlano
    7. Hormones and alternative reproductive tactics in vertebrates Rui F. Oliveira, Adelino V. M. Canario and Albert F. H. Ros
    Part III. Taxonomic Reviews of ARTs:
    8. Alternative reproductive tactics in insects H. Jane Brockmann
    9. The expression of crustacean mating strategies Stephen M. Shuster
    10. Alternative reproductive tactics in fish Michael Taborsky
    11. Alternative reproductive tactics in amphibians Kelly R. Zamudio and Lauren M. Chan
    12. Alternative reproductive tactics in reptiles Ryan Calsbeek and Barry Sinervo
    13. Alternative reproductive tactics in birds Oliver Krüger
    14. Alternative reproductive tactics in nonprimate male mammals Jerry O. Wolff
    15. Alternative reproductive tactics in primates Joanna M. Setchell
    Part IV. Emerging Perspectives on ARTs:
    16. Communication and the evolution of alternative reproductive tactics David Gonçalves, Rui F. Oliveira and Peter K. McGregor
    17. Alternative mating tactics and mate choice for good genes or good care Brian Neff
    18. Conflict between the sexes and alternative reproductive tactics within a sex Suzanne H. Alonzo
    19. Cooperative breeding as an alternative reproductive tactic Walter D. Koenig and Janis L. Dickinson
    20. Integrating mechanisms and function: prospects for future research H. Jane Brockmann, Rui Oliveira and Michael Taborsky.

  • Editors

    Rui F. Oliveira, Instituto Superior Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon
    Rui F. Oliveira is Associate Professor in Behavioural Biology at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Portugal. He is a consulting Editor of the Hormones and Behaviour journal and Chief-Editor of the Acta Ethologica journal. He also served on the council of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour between 1999 and 2004.

    Michael Taborsky, Universität Bern, Switzerland

    H. Jane Brockmann, University of Florida
    H. Jane Brockmann is currently a Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida. She has extensive teaching experience in Animal Behavior, Ethology, Behavioral Ecology and Evolution and has been awarded many honors, including the Animal Behavior Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2000.

    Contributors

    Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky, H. Jane Brockmann, Vítor C. Almada, Joana I. Robalo, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Richard D. Howard, Douglas J. Emlen, Andrew H. Bass, Paul M. Forlano, Adelino V. M. Canario, Albert F. H. Ros, Stephen M. Shuster, Kelly R. Zamudio, Lauren M. Chan, Ryan Calsbeek, Barry Sinervo, Jerry O. Wolff, Joanna M. Setchell, David Gonçalves, Peter K. McGregor, Brian Neff, Suzanne H. Alonzo, Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson

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