The evolution of social behavior in insects and arachnids / edited by Jae C. Choe and Bernard J. Crespi
- Additional Titles:
- Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects & Arachnids
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (vii, 541 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Choe, Jae C. and Crespi, Bernard J.
- Are behavioral classifications blinders to studying natural variation? / William T. Wcislo -- Life beneath silk walls : a review of the primitively social Embiidina / Janice S. Edgerly -- Postovulation parental investment and parental care in cockroaches / Christine A. Nalepa and William J. Bell -- Spectrum of eusociality in termites / Janet S. Shellman-Reeve -- Maternal care in the Hemiptera : ancestry, alternatives, and current adaptive value / Douglas W. Tallamy and Carl Schaefer -- Evolution of paternal care in the giant water bugs (Heteroptera : Belostomatidae) / Robert L. Smith -- Evolution of sociality in aphids : a clone's-eye view / David L. Stern and William A. Foster -- Ecology and evolution of social behavior among Australian gall thrips and their allies / Bernard J. Crespi and Laurence A. Mound -- Interactions among males, females and offspring in bark and ambrosia beetles : the significance of living in tunnels for the evolution of social behavior / Lawrence R. Kirkendall, Deborah S. Kent and Kenneth A. Raffa -- Biparental care and social evolution in burying beetles : lessons from the larder / Anne-Katrin Eggert and Josef Karl Müller -- Subsocial behavior in Scarabaeinae beetles / Gonzalo Halffter -- Evolution of social behavior in Passalidae (Coleoptera) / Jack C. Schuster and Laura B. Schuster -- Evolution of social behavior in the augochlorine sweat bees (Hymenoptera : Halictidae) based on a phylogenetic analysis of the genera / Bryan N. Danforth and George C. Eickwort -- Demography and sociality in halictine bees (Hymenoptera : Halictidae) / Douglas Yanega -- Behavioral environments of sweat bees (Halictidae) in relation to variability in social organization / William T. Wcislo -- Intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with social evolution in allodapine bees / M.P. Schwarz, L.X. Silberbauer and P.S. Hurst -- Cooperative breeding in wasps and vertebrates : the role of ecological constraints / H. Jane Brockman -- Morphologically "primitive" ants : comparative review of social characters, and the importance of queen-worker dimorphism / Christian Peeters -- Social conflict and cooperation among founding queens in ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) / Jae C. Choe and Dan L. Perlman -- Social evolution in the Lepidoptera : ecological context and communication in larval societies / James T. Costa and Naomi E. Pierce -- Sociality and kin selection in Acari / Yutaka Saito -- Colonial web-building spiders : balancing the costs and benefits of group-living / George W. Uetz and Craig S. Hieber -- Causes and consequences of cooperation and permanent-sociality in spiders / Leticia Avilés -- Explanation and evolution of social systems / Bernard J. Crespi and Jae C. Choe.
- 'Social' insects and arachnids exhibit forms of complex behaviour that involve cooperation in building a nest, defending against attackers or rearing offspring. This book is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to sociality and its evolution in a wide range of taxa. In it, leading researchers review the extent of sociality in different insect and arachnid groups, analyse the genetic, ecological and demographic causes of sociality from a comparative perspective and suggest ways in which the field can be moved on. It contains fascinating accounts of the social lives of many different insects and arachnids, as well as tests of current theories of the evolution of social behaviour. The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids provides essential reading and insight for students and researchers interested in social behaviour, behavioural ecology, entomology and arachnology.
- 9780511721953 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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