The Ecology of social behavior
The chapters in this book discuss and summarize the ecological factors affecting and effecting the formation of animal social groups and thereby address one of the central issues confronting researchers and students in sociobiology. The objectives are to review what is known about the impact of ecological factors in the formation and maintenance of social groups. Numerous examples have been drawn from a variety of phyla.
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Ecological TradeOffs and Social Behavior
Cooperation Aggression and the Evolution of Social
The Stable Group and the Determinants of Foraging
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