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Sociobiology of Caviomorph Rodents : An Integrative Approach (Hardcover)

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Using a hypothesis-driven and integrative framework, Sociobiology of Caviomorph Rodents establishes parallels and differences between caviomorph rodents and other animal models to provide a comprehensive understanding of caviomorph rodent social systems. Including epigenetic, neuroendocrine and developmental mechanisms of social behavior, it identifies the fitness costs and benefits of social living in present-day caviomorph rodent populations as well as quantified evolutionary patterns or trends. The book includes:

Distribution and ecological diversification of caviomorph rodents

Diversity of social behavior in caviomorph rodents

Comparative neurobiology and genetics of mammalian social behavior

Mechanisms of social communication

Causes and evolution of group-living

Cooperation in caviomorphs

Fitness consequences of social systems

This book will appeal to researchers and students of biology interest in behavioral endocrinology and neurobiology, behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. It will also appeal to social scientists and psychologists interested in the interdisciplinary approach to social behavior.
Number of Pages: 380
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2016
TCIN: 51133877
UPC: 9781118846490
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-0176

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