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Title Rodent societies : an ecological & evolutionary perspective / edited by Jerry O. Wolff and Paul W. Sherman
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 610 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 36. African mole-rats : social and ecological diversity / Chris G. Faulkes and Nigel C. Bennett -- 37. Alarm calling, multiple mating, and infanticide among black-tailed, Gunnison's, and Utah prairie dogs / John L. Hoogland -- Conservation and disease -- 38. Issues in rodent conservation / William Z. Lidicker Jr. -- 39. Conservation of ground squirrels / Beatrice Van Horne -- 40. Conservation of prairie dogs / John L. Hoogland -- 41. Social behavior, demography, and rodent-borne pathogens / Richard S. Ostfeld and James N. Mills -- Conclusions -- 42. Conclusions and future directions / Paul W. Sherman and Jerry O. Wolff -- References -- Subject index -- Species index
Social behavior -- 20. Parental care / Betty McGuire and William E. Bemis -- 21. The ecology of sociality in rodents / Eileen A. Lacey and Paul W. Sherman -- 22. Scent marking / S. Craig Roberts -- 23. Nonparental infanticide / Luis A. Ebensperger and Daniel T. Blumstein -- 24. Social organization and monogamy in the beaver / Peter Busher -- 25. Evolution of pacifism and sociality in blind mole rats / Eviatar Nevo -- Antipredator behavior -- 26. Social and antipredator systems : intertwining links in multiple time frames / Donald H. Owings and Richard G. Coss -- 27. The evolution of alarm communication in rodents : structure, function, and the puzzle of apparently altruistic calling / Daniel T. Blumstein -- 28. Fear and the foraging, breeding, and sociality of rodents / Hannu Ylönen and Joel S. Brown
Comparative socioecology -- 29. Ecology, kinship, and ground squirrel sociality : insights from comparative analyses / James F. Hare and Jan O. Murie -- 30. Evolution of sociality in marmots : it begins with hibernation / Kenneth B. Armitage -- 31. Environmental constraints and the evolution of sociality in semifossorial desert rodents / Jan A. Randall -- 32. Comparative social organization and life history of Rattus and Mus / Manuel Berdoy and Lee C. Drickamer -- 33. Social organization and resource use in capybaras and maras / David W. Macdonald, Emilio A. Herrera, Andrew B. Taber, and José Roberto Moreira -- 34. Social structure in octodontid and ctenomyid rodents / Eileen A. Lacey and Luis A. Ebensperger -- 35. Socioecology of rock-dwelling rodents / Karen Nutt
Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Rodent societies as model systems / Jerry O. Wolff and Paul W. Sherman -- 2. Rodent evolution, phylogenetics, and biogeography / Rodney L. Honeycutt, Laurence J. Frabotta and Diane L. Rowe -- Sexual behavior -- 3. Male mating strategies in rodents / Jane Waterman -- 4. Reproductive strategies in female rodents / Nancy G. Solomon and Brian Keane -- 5. Sexual selection : using social ecology to determine fitness differences / Lara S. Carroll and Wayne K. Potts -- 6. A phylogenetic analysis of the breeding systems of neotomine-peromyscine rodents / Matina C. Kalcounis-Rüppell and David O. Ribble -- 7. Alternative reproductive tactics and strategies of tree squirrels / John L. Koprowski
Life histories and behavior -- 8. Fast and slow life histories of rodents / F. Stephen Dobson and Madan K. Oli -- 9. Acceleration and delay of reproduction in rodents / Lee C. Drickamer -- 10. Sexual size dimorphism in rodents / Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde -- 11. Facultative sex ratio adjustment / Robert S. Sikes -- 12. The role of the stress axis in life-history adaptations / Rudy Boonstra, J.M. Barker, J. Castillo, and Q.E. Fletcher -- 13. Dispersal and philopatry / Scott Nunes -- 14. Gene dynamics and social behavior / F. Stephen Dobson -- 15. Social behavior and self-regulation in murid rodents / Charles J. Krebs, Xavier Lambin and Jerry O. Wolff -- Behavioral development -- 16. Neural regulation of social behavior in rodents / J. Thomas Curtis, Yan Liu, Brandon J. Aragona, and Zuoxin Wang -- 17. Ontogeny of adaptive behaviors / Jill M. Mateo -- 18. Social learning by rodents / Bennett G. Galef Jr. -- 19. Kin recognition in rodents : issues and evidence / Warren G. Holmes and Jill M. Mateo
Summary Rodent Societies synthesizes 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 mec
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-597) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal societies.
Rodents -- Ecology.
Rodents -- Evolution.
Social behavior in animals.
Form Electronic book
Author Sherman, Paul W., 1949-
Wolff, Jerry.
LC no. 2006021884
ISBN 0226905381 (electronic bk.)
9780226905389 (electronic bk.)